You Don't Have To Be Embarrassed By Your Acne Scars-Get Rid Of Them With These 5 Options

Published: 26th March 2012
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An acne breakout can be one of the most self-deflating things a teen-ager has to cope with, especially when getting ready for a date or school dance or some other major event.  Acne can crush confidence and cause distress.  Regrettably, poor diet, lack of good hygiene and overactive oil glands can be major factors in the development of acne and leave ugly scars.  

It would be best to prevent acne in the first place by using acne prevention products, properly cleaning the skin and eating properly.  Unfortunately, these preventive actions won't work for everyone and acne scars may be the end result.  If so, here are some options for acne scar removal.  I don't think there is any product that works 100% for everyone, but most of these will at least lessen the appearance of scars.

1.  Mederma -  A topical greaseless gel that smooths out and reduces the appearance of scars.  Mederma can be used to lessen the appearance of any scars, not just acne.  On new scars the application of 3-4 times a day for 8 weeks should produce good results.  When working on older scars it may take up to 6 months of daily application 3-4 times a day to be satisfied with the results.  Starting treatment as quickly as you can on a scar will bring quicker results.

2.   Invicible Scar Treatment -  This product has a 94% satisfaction rate, one of the highest ratings for a product that heals scars.  It's hypoallergenic and results will be seen within 6 to 12 weeks.  Two of the ingredients that help get rid of acne scars are Dual Vitamin C Complex, which normalizes collagen production, helping to fill in the indentations of acne scars and make them more flush with the rest of the skin.  ProBiosyn-4 contains Aloe and Licorice extract which help lessen the dark pigmentation of some acne scars and reduce further acne flare-ups.  Invicible Scar Treatment is fairly expensive, but appears to be one of the better products on the market for getting rid of scars.

3.  Salicylic Acid 20% Gel Peel -  This is a facial peel that claims to smooth out the skin tone and minimize discoloration of scars.  It is a strong acid peel and should only be applied a couple times a week for a few weeks.  Then you should not use it for one month to give your skin a break.  Don't leave it on your skin for more than a couple minutes to start out and rinse profusely with water to make sure you remove all of the peel.  It's also a good idea to use a neutralizing skin balancer after application to neutralize the acid.  This peel probably will not work for everyone and it seems the darker the skin, the less it will work.  Something to expect are acne breakouts after the initial use, but if used properly, which includes not rubbing it into the skin, it should produce some great results after about 6 weeks.

4.  Acne Blue Red LED Light Therapy - This is a non-invasive acne treatment that not only helps lessen acne scars, but also clears current acne breakouts.  It's healthy and safe to use because there are no UV rays to damage your skin.  The blue lights help relieve current acne blemishes and the red lights encourage the production of new collagen, filling in the acne scars with new skin.  A session lasting 15 minutes should improve mild to moderate acne although the acne may get worse before you see the improvement.  This may happen because the blue lights are pulling the bacteria from beneath the surface of the skin and extracting it in the form of pimples.  If the treatment is continued, all that nasty bacteria will eventually be extracted and you will see definite improvement.

5.  New-Skin Scar Fade - This is a skin product that has been used by doctors in many instances to shrink the appearance of scars.  It can be applied twice daily and most likely will produce results within six weeks.  This New-Skin product can be used on both new and old scars and has no odor.  It seems to be a little tacky when you first put it on, but will firm up as it dries and the reviews tended to be quite good about the way this product helps fade scars..

Preventing acne scars in the first place is of course best, but if it's too late for that, then try one of the above options.  These are just a few of several scar removal options you will find if you want to do more research.

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