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Two Methods to Get Rid of Acne Scars

Medical treatment is sometimes recommended to treat redness due to acne. Here are some types of treatments that can be considered.


Dermabrasion is used to correct changes in color or abnormal shape of the skin. During dermabrasion, the doctor will use a wire brush or diamond wheel to lift the top layer of the skin.

Dermabrasion can cause skin injury, but when healed, a new layer will form in the damaged area after about 5 days to a week. New skin will become compatible with normal skin after 6 to 12 weeks.

You must treat your skin carefully after this procedure, by:

  • Maintain cleanliness of the skin by washing it every day with clean water and a special cleanser to avoid infection. Infection can leave scars on the skin.
  • Change the bandage covering the wound. This helps the wound stay clean and hydrated. Moisturized skin heals faster than dry skin.
  • Use sunscreen to protect the skin from the sun's UV radiation. UV radiation can cause sunburn, or skin cancer.
  • Laser skin resurfacing

This type of action is usually used to reduce redness after acne. In addition to helping the skin look more normal and healthy, laser skin resurfacing also removes the top layer of the skin.

One session will last for 2 hours. The skin will recover after 10 to 20 days. Afterwards, you can use an oil-free foundation or foundation to reduce redness. After 2 to 3 months, this reddish stain will largely disappear.

Before the procedure, you should not use ibuprofen, aspirin or vitamin E. These medications can affect blood clots.

You must protect the skin when going out into the sun. Sunscreen, long-sleeved clothes, long pants are good choices.

Use sunscreen with SPF 30 or more. Remember to keep the skin moist. This helps in the healing process.