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How to Get Rid of Acne Scars

April 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Acne, Skin Care

Acne Scars—How to Get Rid of Scarring Caused by Acne

Acne breakouts can cause physical and emotional stress. Not only does acne cause unsightly imperfections on our skin, it can leave long-term scarring to remind us of the pain and shame we once felt, or still do, as a result of our stressed and damaged skin.

Acne scarring is just like any other wound on the body. Our body produces an inflammatory response to the foreign debris trapped beneath our skin (bacteria, oil, dirt). The result is a wound to the skin. Our body tries to compensate to treat the wound by creating extra collagen—leaving a scar behind.

Acne scars are primarily a cosmetic concern and do not worsen without treatment. However if there is still acne present and no action is taken to correct it, there will be an increase in the severity and amount of acne scarring.

There are many treatment options for acne scars, some more invasive and some less. Depending on the severity of your scars and current skin condition, there are several options for you to try.

Microdermabrasion is a popular and non-invasive treatment for refreshing and rejuvenating the skin’s upper most layer—the dermis. Many times microdermabrasion is thought of as an anti-aging treatment, because of its deep exfoliation capabilities, but this is also an excellent remedy for smoothing out skin that has been affected by acne scars. Over a period of treatment sessions, microdermabrasion slowly erases the top layer of skin, allowing smoother skin below to finally surface. Acne scarring can often become less visible as a result of the most affected layers being slowly buffed away over time.

Another option for tackling acne scarring is chemical peels. Chemical peels come in a variety of strengths. While it’s true that patients do feel slight burning during a peel, the sensation is temporary and the results can be dramatic. Alphahydroxy acids (AHAs) and Betahydroxy acids (BHAs) are two of the mildest formulations used in chemical peels for acne and other skin imperfections. Some chemical peels for acne also include salicylic acid, which is often very effective in treating acne. Lighter chemical peels for acne do not generally require a lot of downtime, though it is normal for patients to experience mild redness, irritation, and crusting which will subside as the body adjusts to treatment. Lighter chemical peels for acne usually require that treatments be repeated every six weeks or so.

A consultation is needed to determine the best method of treatment for you.

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About Valentina Chistova

Valentina Chistova is a world-renowned aesthetician and beauty expert whose experience encompasses all facets of skin care and body treatments. Internationally trained, educated and certified, Valentina has devoted more than twenty years to her profession.

Valentina is a member of the National Cosmetology Association and a CIDESCO candidate (Comite International Desthetique et de Cosmetologie Desthetique), which is the highest degree of beauty therapy certification available in the United States and worldwide. Most recently, Valentina completed a rigorous training program with the Spanish organization Wontersaf, one of the world’s leading centers for trichology, capillary diagnostics and scalp and hair treatment to combat hair loss and other hair dysfunctions. Valentina also holds a Registered Nursing Degree from Kharkov State University and Cosmetology degrees from the Kharkov Medical Institute in the Ukraine and the Capri Institute of Cosmetology in New Jersey.

Valentina is the owner and director of skin care for Aquamedica Salon and Day Spa in Long Branch NJ.

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