The marks left by acne can be unattractive and probably cause more discomfort and embarrassment than having the actual pimples on your face. While pimples and blemishes are temporary and can be treated with proper medication, the scars it leaves behind could permanently damage the surface of the skin and ultimately, the person’s self esteem.
Is there hope for people suffering from the nasty aftermath of pimples?
Here are proven measures to help people virtually erase the marks left by their battle against pimples; from home remedies to sophisticated means offered by most dermatology clinics in Singapore.
- Apply baking soda on the scar.
Who would have thought this ordinary baking ingredient could actually help erase scars? By simply mixing a few teaspoons of baking soda powder with water, you can form a thick paste that you can apply on areas with pimple marks. Leave it on for a couple of minutes and then rinse with lukewarm water. The baking soda will not only promote exfoliation to shed off the dead skin, it can also cleanse your pores to prevent further skin breakouts.
- Aloe Vera
Use fresh, organic Aloe Vera instead of commercially available gels and creams. Simply break a portion of the aloe’s leaf to expose the gel part and gently massage on your skin. Leave it on for half an hour before rinsing off. This will hasten the healing of blemishes and lighten pockmarks.
- Dermal Filler Injection
Deeper scars need to be raised up to level with the surrounding skin. By having dermal fillers injected at the base of the scar, it can cause it to rise as closely to the surface as possible.
- Punch grafting.
This works well for deep and narrow scars left by small but numerous pimples that recur on the same spot on the face. The doctor surgically removes the scar and replaces it with a piece of skin that is usually taken from the back of the person’s ears. The skin plug will eventually heal to become smoother and less noticeable than the deep, narrow hole.
By spraying the skin with tiny crystals, the outermost layer of the skin is virtually ‘wiped off’ of dry, dead skin cells, including scars and discolored skin. Regular microdermabrasion sessions help in revealing the new layer of skin that is clearer and healthier-looking.
Talk to your dermatologist for other possible remedies to save your skin from a lifetime of deep scars and unsightly discoloration. When you take the time to visit your doctor for check-ups and consultations, you can learn more about acne treatments and good skin regimen. Some skin problems may cause irreversible damages so do not take matters into your own hands by experimenting on popular products that may not be safe for your skin type.
Make your skin your best asset by seeing your doctor more often.