If you have acne, you basically suffer twice – when the painful pimples actually appear, and then again later when they leave you with acne scars.
Acne is a condition that doesn’t discriminate, so it can happen to anyone. 8 out of 10 teens have acne at some point in their lives, and even if you have already managed to survive your teenage years and therefore think you are safe, that unfortunately isn’t true: many adults get acne as well. At least 95% of people with acne also develop acne scarring, at least to a certain degree, which could end up permanently ruining the skin on your face. But there are ways of clearing up the acne scars, and one of the most efficient ones is laser technology.
What is acne and why does it happen?
Acne is a skin condition that shows up as bumps on your skin. There are different types of bumps: whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and cysts. Acne usually appears on the face, but it can also show up on the neck, chest, shoulders, and upper back.
Acne appears when the oil glands in the pores of your skin produce too much oil. This happens because of imbalance in your hormone levels and it causes the pores to become clogged, as they contain too much oil and too many dead skin cells. Bacteria can get trapped inside the clogged up pores, and once they start to multiply, this causes swelling and redness, which eventually leads to acne. If the swelling and inflammation are extensive, this can lead to breaks and ruptures of the skin, which are the main reason for acne scars.
Can I prevent acne scars?
Acne scars are hard to prevent, but there are some ways that can help you milden or even avoid these unpleasant marks.
First of all, stay out of the sun, as exposing your acne scars to the sun can cause the scars to darken, which makes them even more visible, and it also slows down the process of healing. Since it’s not always possible to avoid the sun rays, make sure to apply sunscreen or a moisturizer with sun protection formula whenever you go out. This will not only help reduce your acne scars, but it will also improve the overall condition of your skin.
It’s also important to leave the acne as well as the scars alone – although that is not always easy. If you try to clean the acne by popping the pimple and squeezing out the pus you actually push the bacteria deeper into the skin, which causes more damage. And even though scars don’t look very healthy, they are basically the body’s way of repairing the skin, so any additional picking will unfortunately only worsen the results.
How can laser technology help clean up the acne scars?
If you are not in the lucky small percentage of people who survive acne without the scars, and if the preventive measures didn’t seem to do you much good, laser technology could be a great solution to help you get rid of your acne scars. Alma laser scar reduction treatment is specifically designed to improve the texture, tone and appearance of skin with acne scarring. These treatments bring up to three times quicker results than pharmaceuticals, achieve up to 80% clearance of the skin and only take a few minutes while dramatically improving the problem areas of your skin.