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How Do I Get Rid of Old Acne Scars?

Steps to smoother complexion...

Old acne scars can be difficult to remove, but there are several treatments and skin care products that have been proven effective to smooth skin and clear your complexion. If you're asking the question "How do I get rid of old acne scars?", here are some solutions for acne scar removal.

The Regimen for Removing Old Scarring
  • Exfoliate - Microdermabrasion
  • In-Home Laser Treatment
  • Dermatologist Resurfacing
  • Regenerative Oils & Lotions

Skin exfoliators help polish skin and smooth roughness and uneven complexion, while prescription strength moisturizers renew healthy cell development. Laser treatments have also proven effective to regenerate cell growth and eliminate dimpled or rough appearance.

Microderm Abrasion Cream

You're probably familiar with skin exfoliation. A
Microderm Abrasion cream acts to gently slough off dead epidermal layers. When we're younger, our bodies normally shed dead cells which are replaced with new cells. As we age, this process slows and the epidermis has increasing problems regenerating. Exfoliation cleans and smooths skin and removes dead layers allowing for renewed growth.

Microderm Abrasion creams have fine crystals that gently polish and allow for faster cell development. Acne scar removal relies on not only increasing and improving cell membranes and structure, it requires healthy cell growth. Many Microderm Abrasion creams are formulated with active ingredients that moisturize and hydrate while killing bacteria-laden pores - thus, accelerating healthy and smooth skin.

Another excellent product to consider that provides light exfoliating is
Acnetene's PimplePaste. Not only is it a light abrasive, it also contains some super-effective ingredients for acne - specifically Zinc (which helps control excess oiliness) and Sebustop. Sebustop was developed specifically for acne - it helps regulate excess oil, calms inflammation, and helps kill fungus and infection.

Laser Treatment

Low level laser treatments have been clinically proven to rejuvenate skin. The SoftLight Laser from Beuer is one of the most effective lasers to treat acne, scars, burns and for light skin resurfacing. The Beuer emits a low-level concentrated laser that stimulates new cell growth. With consistent and disciplined use, low-level lasers can help smooth and clear your complexion. A skin laser can help remove scars, smooth the complexion and even tone.

Skin Resurfacing

Though more expensive, involved and painful, skin resurfacing can help eliminate acne scars. Generally, two methodologies are used. One, abrasives resurface by "sanding" the epidermis. Care should be given to properly treat the skin after therapy, and you will have some redness and tenderness. Chemical peels are also common.

Using a chemical complex formulated for peels, skin is removed in several sessions. For severe acne scars, several treatments many be necessary. Consult your dermatologist if you feel skin resurfacing is necessary for a consultation.

Oils & Lotions

Before you dismiss the use of oils on scars over more sophisticated, "physician" procedures, consider this....the use of cosmeceuticals has become the #1 go-to solution for many skin problems. And, so it is with scars. The active ingredients in many of today's skin products are very effective for treating the underlying cause of the skin problem. STM Scar Cream, Emu Oil, and the products in Nourish's Acne Face Kit work very well!

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