Acne creams, lotions and potions can help clear up acne but what can be done for the aftermath of scarring and pits caused by longterm acne breakouts? A visit to your local dermatologist can bring you up to speed concerning the newest methods and options to help remove acne pits and scars. Cover up makeup and ignoring it are things of the past. You have options. Let’s learn what those options are.

Microdermabrasion is the process of using a high-pressure machine to literally sand off the top layer of skin using microscopic aluminium oxide or salt crystals. This method of skin rejuvenation was first used in Europe in the early 1980s and made its way to America some 10-20 years later. Microdermabrasion has the ability to treat superficial wrinkles, shallow scars, sun damaged skin, freckles, and uneven skin complexions.

Laser Resurfacing is a process of literally burning off the skin to expose fresh new skin underneath. Some newer lasers even stimulate collagen production by reaching lower levels of the skin layer which allows the scar to be healed from the inside out. These lasers treat scattered portions of the skin at one time hence the name fractionated laser therapy. This method allows the skin to heal more uniformly. This method was widely seen used on ABC Extreme Makeover cosmetic series, which was watched by millions of viewers.

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Fat Transfer is a method in which your own fat is removed from your body from a specific location of your choice and injected into the location of the pit or scar to even out the area of the scar. Over time these types of injections need to be repeated as the body absorbs fat. A good result may take several sessions.

For those with darker skin, acne scar removal can be a bit tricky. The melanin in African Americans skin makes it hard to target scars so special lasers must be used for African American clients such as the Nd:YAG laser to home in on the scar and not the surrounding skin itself.

In summary, if you have scars resulting from the after effects of acne, there are several options to try which include fat transfer, laser resurfacing, and microdermabrasion. Having smooth and flawless skin can be obtainable with a visit to your local dermatologist or qualified esthetician who have been specially trained to deal with various skin types and acne scar removal using new age methods.