One of the most common human skin problems is acne vulgaris/acne. Acnes usually appear on the surface of the face. Things that contribute to the occurrence of acne are the overproduction of oil from the sebaceous glands of the skin and bacterial contamination. These lead to inflammation, oil build-ups, and pus formation. The most undesirable effect of this skin disease is acne scar. Many people resort to laser acne scar removal because it has a high success rate.
Laser acne scar removal is a procedure wherein acne scars are introduced to laser beams. The laser is the one responsible for coagulating the scars and decreasing the oil/sebum production from the sebaceous glands. Pulsed-dye lasers are used to treat hypertrophic or keloid type of acne scars. Fractionated laser, on the other hand, is used to lighten acne scars’ appearances. It is also used to induce collagen production which is helpful
for wound healing. Scar removal using lasers may cost as much as 900 USD per session. It usually takes 4 to 6 sessions to successfully remove acne scars, making it less affordable to a lot of people especially to teenagers who don’t have work yet.
Best alternatives to laser acne scar removal which are a lot cheaper than lasers include the use of topical acne scar remover and chemical peel. Topical medication that helps control acne and its scars is tretinoin. It helps to remove the build-up of sebum and aids in skin remodelling process. Chemical peel is a dermatologic procedure which uses certain chemicals to strip off the upper layer of the skin containing the scars from acne.