Can Home Remedies Really Improve Acne Facial Scars?


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Seeking home remedies for health-related issues is nothing new. How many of us have at least one friend or family member who uses essential oils, herbs or even the occasional distilled spirit to treat a scrape, burn, headache or toothache? While there is value in home remedies when it comes to improving acne facial scars, how effective is this treatment compared to other, more advanced methods?

Acne Facial Scars May Require More Than Elbow Grease and Onions

There is an admirable aspect of searching for home remedies to help assuage a health issue. After all, if the rugged pioneers of the Westward Expansion made it work, why can’t we? While there is certainly no harm in trying an acne scar treatment DIY style, like the use of a gel made from an onion, it may not produce the results you were hoping for.

Three types of acne scars—atrophic, hypertrophic and keloidal—can occur, so there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Atrophic, the most common variety of acne scarring, creates deep pockets or depressions in the skin that may not respond as well to home remedies or OTC topical acne scar treatment products. If you’ve attempted to take your acne facial scar treatment into your own hands to no avail, it may be time to consult an expert.

Best Acne Scar Removal Products and Treatments

At Chadwell Facial Plastic Surgery, we help clients with varying degrees of acne facial scars find a treatment method that specifically addresses their individual needs. In some cases, Dr. Jon Chadwell may recommend products from our SkinCare Spa such as SkinCeuticals, Delaine and LaRoche Posay to help diminish minor acne scarring.

Acne Facial ScarsFor more aggressive forms of acne facial scars, Dr. Chadwell may suggest one of the following treatments:

  • Deep Chemical Peel
  • Also referred to as chemical resurfacing, a deep chemical peel diminishes acne scars. However, this is a more invasive process than radiofrequency skin resurfacing, and it is not suitable for certain skin conditions.
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Dermal filler injections like Restylane® can be helpful in restoring volume to depressions created by atrophic acne scars.

To know for sure which type of acne scarring removal treatment would work best for you, we recommend scheduling a consultation. Dr. Chadwell will examine the condition of your skin and the degree of acne scarring, thoroughly discuss the three treatment options and share his portfolio of acne scarring before and after treatment.

Are you ready to seek a better solution for your acne facial scars? To get started, simply click here or call us anytime to set up an appointment at (574) 280-4818.

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