3 Acne Scar Removal Myths Debunked

Posted in Uncategorized | September 15, 2014

If there is one thing worse than acne, then it would be the unattractive scars that come with it. Acne scars are certainly an eye sore — and they are equally annoying especially when they remain in the face despite using several topical creams and gels. It is a good thing there are other more effective acne scar removal methods available.

Just beware of the myths though. Knowing such false information can lead you astray.

Myth #1: All acne scars are the same.

It is a common misconception that acne scars are all of the same type. Here’s the truth: there are various types of acne scarring, each requiring a different treatment. The most common is the enlarged pore-type scar. Of course, it is entirely different from those raised, bumpy types. Know the difference and you might just find the right treatment for them.

Myth #2: Chemical peels do not treat acne scars.

There are different types of chemical peels, and not all of them work on acne scars. For one, glycolic acid is only a mild peeling agent and would be an ineffective solution for acne scars. However, chemical peels can effectively soften acne scars and reduce their appearance when chosen and applied correctly.

Myth #3: Fillers remove acne scars forever.

“Forever” is always a grand word when it comes to cosmetic procedures. As with most of them, facial fillers, which are common methods to treat acne scars, do not provide a permanent solution to acne scars. Although a filler called Sculptra can help improve the appearance of deeper acne scars, the effect only lasts two years.

Scar Removal in Bend, OR

If you want to know more about acne scar removal including the method that is most suitable for you, contact Deschutes Dermatology Center today at 541-330-0900 to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!

 


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