Efficient medical cures to acne have been around for a while now.
Vitamin A derivative is indisputably the most popular treatment available. It has completely revolutionized the lives of many teenagers suffering from severe acne issues since the 1980’s and is still recognized as the most efficient treatment out there.
Although Roaccutane might still be the best on the market, it doesn’t help to avoid one of the most visible and permanent side effects deriving from most acne treatments out there: acne scars.
Different types of acne scars
There are many different types of acne scars: post inflammatory scars are the most common. They are flat and discolored: they can be red, pinkish or even slightly brown or even white and appear after healing. When a proper treatment is used, these types of scars tend to go away with time and can even disappear completely in some cases after a few months.
Other types of acne scars can be very tough to eliminate and become permanent if you do not seek proper treatment. A more or less important hole or discolored bump can be left in lieu of an acne spot. These are due to the loss or overgrowth of collagen during cicatrisation. They can have various shapes and are commonly called: ice-pick scars, rolling scars, boxcar scars, atrophic or hypertrophic scars.
Getting rid of acne scars
It’s quite hard to prevent the apparition of scars but thankfully there are a few effective ways to get rid of them.
Before starting any type of treatments, you should wait until the spot or blemish has completely disappeared or run the risk to make things worse and create an even bigger area to treat later.
Post inflammatory colour changes are some of the most common types of scarring and also the easiest to get rid of because of their flatter appearance. Most of the time, applying an anti-blemish and unifying product product is enough to treat them. Some of treatments are more powerful than other depending on their composition and can be photosensitive. They should only be used at nighttime before bed and in addition to a sunscreen lotion during the day to help protect the skin. Most of these products are readily available over the counter.
The dermal filler revolution
When cream and lotions are not enough, a cosmetic specialist can advise you on the best non invasive method that will get rid of the deeper kind of scars. Peelings and laser treatment are some of the most popular methods but there is now a new permanent easy to get rid of scars thanks to permanent dermal fillers.
It’s a pretty recent type of filler that goes under the name of Bellafill and it’s a virtual game changer on the market that works on moderate to severe type of acne scars. Made up of collagen and polymethylmethacrylate microspheres (aka PMMA), it’s safe and permanent as PMMA cannot be absorbed by the body: only one to two sessions are sufficient for a lifetime unlike other types of dermal fillers. It’s suitable for all skin types unlike other types of treatment and it’s definitely on its way to become a hit on the market.