One of the most common skin conditions, acne scars is a source of both embarrassment and frustration.
Acne is embarrassing enough to deal with in its own right, but then you have these unsightly marks left behind that just create more self-consciousness. Therefore, many people have considered acne scar treatment in Singapore to help them out.
In this article, we will discuss how to tell if an acne scar is present on your skin and what treatment options are available for getting rid of them.
How to Tell If You Have an Acne Scar
Acne is everybody’s nightmare. Whether you’re preparing yourself to go on a date or you’re just getting ready for work, it seems like there’s always a new pimple on your face.
However, acne scars are just as bad if not worse than the original problem because they’re an unsightly blemish that can last forever without treatment. Here is how to tell if you have an acne scar:
- Red spots or bumps on your skin
- Raised, hardened texture of the skin
- Dull coloration in the area surrounding it
- Brown spots in the area surrounding it
- Deeply indented skin
- Possible itching or burning sensation in the area
These are the most common signs of acne scars, but there is still a wide range of scars caused by acne which is why it’s important to know which type you have so that you can decide what treatment option is best for you.
What to Do if You Have an Acne Scar
The first thing you need to do before anything else is to understand what type of acne scar you have. If it’s a scabrous or pockmark, these types of scars are most often the result of cystic acne which means they’re larger and harder to treat than some other types.
The next thing is to figure out your skin type because different treatment options work better on different skins (e.g., lighter-colored people with oily skin should avoid laser treatments as they can cause discoloration).
Once you’ve determined that all your bases are covered then make an appointment for one of the many available forms of treatment: chemical peels, dermabrasion, micro-needling, lasers, etc.
Chemical peels work by removing the top layer of the skin, which will cause new skin cells to develop and grow to replace them.
Dermabrasion is a procedure in which doctors use an instrument called a Microplane or wire brush on your face that removes scars by scraping off layers of dead tissue.
Microneedling works similarly to dermabrasion but it doesn’t actually remove any layers from your skin-rather, microneedles create tiny holes into your skin so that products can penetrate more deeply than they otherwise would have been able to do without this intervention.
Lasers are also another option because you’re essentially zapping away at the scarred areas for them to disappear (you’ll need multiple treatments, however).
Other than these treatments, surgery is also an option. This is only recommended for people who have raised acne scars that are excessively hard to handle and can’t be treated any other way.
It’s best to speak with a professional before you decide to go ahead and get any type of treatment because they’ll know best which option is the most appropriate for your skin.
Ways to Avoid Acne Scars From Forming
The best way to avoid acne scars from forming is by taking care of your skin. After you’ve been through a breakout, all that’s left behind are these unsightly marks which can last for months or years without treatment.
Some good ways to take care of the damage include:
- Using sunscreen,
- Drinking lots of water
- Avoiding sugar and processed foods as much as possible
- Use gentle cleansers instead of harsh ones
- Avoiding picking on your acne
By following these simple guidelines, you’ll be able to avoid acne scars forming on your skin and will also help them disappear faster if they’re already there.
We hope you found our post on how to tell if it’s an acne scar informative and helpful. Acne is a common skin condition that can cause scars, which may be hard to identify at first glance.
Knowing the different types of these scars and their appearance will help you better understand what your skin might look like after suffering from this ailment-and we’re sure that knowledge will come in handy at some point!
If you have any questions or concerns about the information covered in this blog post, please contact us for more details or schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists today. Thank you for reading!