If you’ve suffered from body acne, you likely have scars, which can affect your self-esteem and make it hard to socialize. Get rid of scars and gain your confidence back with a body acne treatment. You have several to choose from, making it easy to find the one that is best for your needs.
It’s hard to feel confident with acne scars all over your body. Many people turn to Fraxel Restore to reduce scarring. This fractional laser treatment emits light energy that stimulates the skin’s collagen. In turn, this rejuvenates skin cells located below the surface. The process smooths the pockets and creases that cause scars to form.
Unlike some laser treatments that scan the entire body, the Fraxel Restore treatment focuses only on the affected areas. By targeting the problem areas, the results are focused and effective. Therefore, this an excellent choice, regardless of how pronounced your scarring is.
As a bonus, Fraxel Restore also gets rid of fine lines and wrinkles. You can point out some additional problem areas and have the doctor take are of everything at once. If you decide that Fraxel Restore is right for you, more than likely you will need four treatments spaced out every two to four weeks.
You can say goodbye to your acne scars with PicoSure Focus as well. This treatment reduces pigmented lesions, wrinkles, and acne scars, leaving the skin looking smooth and clear. The laser delivers energy in fast and short bursts, treating only the problem areas. It is able to fight back against even the toughest acne scars, including pocked scars.
You will go through four, 30-minute sessions with this treatment. You won’t have any downtime after the treatment, although your skin might be red for about an hour. Makeup can cover the redness, allowing you to get back to normal life once the treatment is over.
Chemical peels are also a great option for body acne scars. During the process, an exfoliating solution is applied to the body. This chemical solution eventually peels off the top layer of skin, exposing the under layer that is smooth and free of acne scars.
There are three types of chemical peels available. A superficial chemical peel, which only penetrates the outer layer of skin, is used for mild scarring. A medium peel penetrates the outer and middle layers of the skin, and used for more intense scarring issues. For instance, it can reduce semi-deep scarring and improve the appearance of freckles. If you have deep scaring, you need to go with a deep peel. This goes deep into the middle layer of the skin to reduce damaged cells and therefore, deep scarring.
Chemical peels have been given a bad rap for being painful. In reality, they only sting. You should not experience any real pain during the process. However, the skin does take some time to heal. You can expect a deep peal to take between 14 and 21 days to heal completely. During that time, you will have to keep your skin bandaged, except when soaking it.
If you are ready to say goodbye to your acne scars, schedule one of these treatments. Each of these are quick and effective ways to get rid of scars.