A lot of treatments in the form of creams and lotions are being marketed claiming to reduce acne scars and permanently cure them. You should be warned that most of them could be just empty promises that waste your valuable time and money.
Some of the best recommended treatments suggested by doctors and dermatologists and used widely by a large group of people with great success in reducing acne scars and blemishes are Chemical Peel treatment, Acne scar surgery, Laser resurfacing and Microdermabrasion.
Acne scars can span several layers of the skin. If the scarring is deep and spans across a few layers of the skins layers, then it might require strong treatments to reduce acne scars. Treatments like Microdermabrasion can get rid of very mild acne scars, however when you want to treat severe scars you need treatments like chemicals peels.
Chemical peels come in different peel strengths and concentrations. It usually consists of a chemical comprising a combination of acids which result in the peeling of the outer layers of the skin on application. This causes the peeling off of the outer skin layers which are scarred leading to a reduction of the acne scars and blemishes left over by acne. If the scars left over are by severe acne like cystic acne, then a much stronger peel would be required.
Chemical peel can be administered in the hospitals or can be home administered. Home administered peels are quite economical where as hospital administered peels can be very expensive as one has to pay for the doctor’s fee as well as the hospitalization charges if necessary. Also, it might require multiple treatments.
Hence, home administered peels have become very common lately. A lot of people resort to peels that they can self administer at the comfort of their own home. However, it is important to choose the right chemical peel which is tried and tested.