Being a teenager is one of the hardest things in the world. Being a teenager in high school and having acne or acne scars just adds to the drama of being a teenager. Face it, kids are cruel, and there is nothing more hurtful or damaging then being teased or made fun of because of acne or acne scars.
But it doesn't have to be that way. One of the greatest gifts that you can give your child who is experiencing problems associated with acne, is the gift of healing, the gift of treatment.
Just think not only can you help you help your child with physical imperfection, but you can also help build your child's self-esteem by helping him or her feel better about the way that they look. To be able to smile again when they look in the mirror, now that's pure joy!
Treatment Options for Acne Scars
While acne scarring is permanent it can be treated and the skin texture and overall look can dramatically be improved. It may take trying a few different treatment options before you find what works best for you and/or your child.
Dermabrasion involves the use of abrasive tools that take away the outer layers of the skin, producing an improved appearance.
Manual dermasanding is when your doctor abrades the skin with silicone carbide sandpaper.
Laser resurfacing utilizing a high-energy beam of light that targets the acne scars, the laser destroys the epidermis and the superficial dermis, it's more effective, but may require more recovery time then traditional treatment options.
Subcision is where a needle is placed just beneath the scar, it's moved back and forth to release the scar tissue.
Punch excision and grafting is where a small, round, surgical tool called a punch, is used to cut out the scar, then the edges are sutured together. A small scar will still remain.
Chemical peels can also be used to remove acne scars. The deep penetrating peels can improve the appearance of the face, including acne scars.
For more information about Treatment for acne scars you should contact a cosmetic surgeon in your area. Whether its acne scar treatment or another cosmetic procedure, a doctor in your area can help you decide what treatment options are best for you.