When people hit puberty, they often end up having an acne outbreak. Acne is a result of excess amount of oil that is naturally produced to protect the skin. With over production and the development of dirt and dead skin, the pores of the skin can get clogged, which leads to acne. Some people have worse cases of acne exposure than others and severe cases can lead to acne scars. Scars can make you self-conscious about the way you look. If you find yourself with acne scars and it makes you feel negatively about the way you look, there is a way to get rid of this problem. The technicians at Canada Med Laser can help you feel better about the way you look with acne scar removal.
Types of Acne Scars
When acne leads to scarring, the types of scars can be placed into two different types. The atrophic type of scars are further broken down into five categories. With depressed fibrotic scars there will be large depressions in the skin that can appear rough. Ice pick scars are a milder version of the previous type and they are the most common type of scarring. Then there are soft scars that are smaller than most scars and are usually round. Atrophic Macules can show up as bluish spots and can grow to be large. Lastly, there is perifollicular Elastolysis scars and these will look like small lesions on the skin. For more severe cases, there is the second type of acne scarring. Hypertrophic scarring can show up as large growths on the skin and are often referred to as keloids. While they are more severe, they are much less common. Having any of these types of scars can have a real impact on the way you feel about yourself.
Acne Scar Removal
There is a treatment available for removing acne scars and it is very popular for getting rid of unsightly scars from acne. Laser treatments for acne scar removal is pretty much like skin resurfacing. The laser will stimulate the growth of natural collagen that will allow the skin to tighten, looking younger. One of the advantages of using laser treatment is that there is little down time, if any. The only side affects you may encounter while using this treatment is redness and swelling which is normal after the skin has been aggravated. Also, you will find that the skin will be sensitive to the sunlight which is why you should apply sunscreen of at least SPF 30 to protect from irritation. After being treated with laser treatment, the affected area may experience discoloration which will heal in time.
If you are tired of the way your acne scars make you look, try looking into having laser acne scar removal treatments. They are virtually painless and you can quickly get to a point where you feel comfortable with the way you look. You longer have to be afraid to walk out into the world with the option of having laser treatments to remove acne scars.