How to Remove Acne Scars and Help your Skin Heal


You might not be able to eliminate scars completely. However, you might be able to reduce its appearance as time goes on with some minor home remedies.

Avoid the Sun as much as possible

Melanin-producing cells (melanocytes) are triggered by the sun’s strong UV rays. This can make your skin darker and make scars look more visible. Always apply sunscreen of SPF 15 or higher on your skin. The sun is at its sturdiest from 11am to 3pm, so try to avoid direct sunlight during these hours.

Moisturize your skin daily

Your skin needs to be moist so as to heal and make your skin look better. The upper layer of skin, stratum corneum, has the ability to absorb water three times its weight. If you have acne scarring on your body (shoulders and back ) moisturize it with Vaseline® Intensive Care Deep Restore Lotion. It’s formula consists of nutrients and multi-layer moisture that penetrate deep down and can help keep skin hydrated and glowing.

Cosmetic Procedure

There are some procedures that are readily accessible for acne scar treatment however, you should always consult a qualified dermatologist about the advantages and risks before doing it.

Your surgeon might likely suggest:

Microdermabrasion: Removal of the upper layer of skin using a fast rotating microdermabrasion machine. Microdermabrasion can change the physical proteins of your skin making it look glow.

Laser Treatment: There are two types of laser treatment. Ablative laser treatment eradicates a small patch of skin leaving a smoother area. Non-ablative laser treatment stimulates collagen growth, tightening skin and repairs the damage caused by scarring.

Punch Technique: It can be used to treat ice pick and deep boxcar scars. There are diverse versions of the punch technique, but they all include removing the scars and smoothing the skin surgically.

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