The act of squeezing and squeezing blackheads and pimples leave marks on the face, which are the acne scars. These can be small holes scattered on the forehead, cheeks, side of the face and chin, which do not come out alone, requiring specific treatment.
The treatment against acne scars can be done using creams and remedies that must be applied to the face daily, but other options include treatment with acids, micro-needling, laser and filler, for example. Find out how they are made and when each is the best option.
1. Creams and remedies to apply on the face
The dermatologist may recommend the use of creams that promote the formation of collagen to pass on the face, every day, after cleaning the skin properly.
- It is good for: Teenagers and young people who still have pimples and blackheads on their faces. Treatment is usually time-consuming, because as long as new blackheads and pimples are being born, treatment will need to be maintained. Therefore, at this stage, skin cleaning at the beautician should be done every week and the creams and lotions indicated by the dermatologist must be used daily, to keep the skin clean, hydrated, without blemishes or scars. When the teenager still has many pimples, but it is already possible to observe that scars are becoming scarred on the skin, one must redouble the treatment of acne, in order to prevent scars.
2. Dermabrasion or Microdermabrasion
It is a type of exfoliation made with small equipment with a diamond tip or with aluminum oxide crystals, which ‘sand’ the skin by removing its outer layer, leaving the face thinner and more uniform. This increases the performance of fibroblasts and the production of collagen that gives firmness and support to the skin, and the result is a firmer and smoother skin. This peeling of the outer skin allows better entry of acids and creams indicated to complement the treatment with this type of product, although microdermabrasion can also be used in isolation. Learn more about this treatment .
- It is good for: People who have acne scars, which form small ripples on the face, this being the most common type of acne scar. The disadvantage is that treatment is needed every week and the total treatment time is uncertain. But in any case, this type of exfoliation helps in the regeneration of the skin, and leaves it firmer and the moisturizers penetrate better, having more results.
3. Peeling with acids
It consists of applying acidic substances directly to the skin to be treated, leaving it to act for a few minutes. As a result, the skin peels off and a new layer of skin is born, firmer, without blemishes and smooth. The treatment is strong and removes even the deepest scars from the skin, permanently. Find out how this treatment is done and the care you need to take on a daily basis to have baby skin .
- It is good for: People who no longer have a pimple or blackhead on their face, with more than 30 years, which is when the skin becomes more flabby, showing even more the scars on the face. It is an excellent option for those who have many scars on their faces, with different depths. The number of sessions required can be a maximum of 15, held once a week.
4. Microneedling with DermaRoller
This treatment consists of passing the DermaRoller, which is a small roll filled with small needles lined up, throughout the scarred region, in the vertical, horizontal and diagonal directions. The small needles will penetrate all the skin, causing small wounds, which when healing will form a more uniform and smooth skin, because it promotes the increase of new collagen fibers in the injured skin.
Here’s how to use DermaRoller in this video:
- It is good for: People who have mild or moderate acne scars, who have no blackheads or pimples, and who endure the discomfort caused by the needles slipping in the skin. An advantage is that DermaRoller can be purchased at beauty products stores or online, and can be applied at home, although better results are achieved when the treatment is done with experienced professionals.
Treatment with several types of laser are indicated to remove acne scars, good examples are CO2 lasers, Erbium-Yag and Nd: Ag, for example. In this treatment the therapist will place the laser in the area to be treated and will emit some shots, which cause a little pain or discomfort. With the laser, there is a change in the collagen fibers, which leave the skin smoother at the end of the 3rd session, with a result that remains for more than 1 year.
- It is good for: The laser has the advantage of also removing acne stains, but this treatment must be done by a dermatologist or a specialized physiotherapist.
6. Skin filling with Hyaluronic Acid
It is a treatment done by the dermatologist and consists of giving injections in the face, in order to remove the points of fibrosis that are the causes of depression that give rise to the scar, making the skin uniform. Injections can contain filling substances such as hyaluronic acid, acrylate or the person’s own fat, for example.
- It is good for: People who have acne scars who do not change their shape when stretching the skin and who do not want to undergo other treatments.
7. Plasma injection
It is a treatment that consists of giving injections in every area to be treated containing the person’s own blood and plasma. This treatment can only be done by the dermatologist and has good results, although its use against acne scars is not very common. The person’s blood cannot be fully absorbed by the body and a clot forms, which will form a reorganization of the hematoma, producing new collagen and fibrin fibers, and as a result the small holes in the face are being filled and the result is the skin. uniform and firm.
- It is good for: People who are not afraid of needles and cannot perform other types of treatments.
To start any treatment to remove the marks left by the pimples, a professional such as dermatologist, specialist physiotherapist or beautician should be consulted because they may indicate the most appropriate treatment, taking into account the age, the type of skin that the person has, the depth brands and the time and financial availability that the person has. The ideal is not to adopt just one treatment, but to mix 2 or 3 options to achieve better results, faster.