23 Jul The Smooth Skin Guide To Getting Rid Of Acne Scars
If there’s one thing worse than acne, it’s acne scars. Those constant reminders that you picked your face when you shouldn’t have; not to mention, acne scars on the face are tough to hide under makeup. Yep, the best solution is to get rid of your acne scars, but like most things, it’s easier said than done.
Your professional options for how to get rid of pimple scars will vary based on your individual circumstance (such as severity, skin type, budget), however, the best acne scar treatment is one that’s matched to the *type* of scarring you have.
Dr John Mahony, Board Member for Cosmetic Physicians College of Australasia, says that if raised (hypertrophic) scars are not too old, they will generally respond to judicious cortisone injections. “Small, unhurried doses every fortnight or month is preferred over sanguine, bold dosing designed to smash the keloid in one big hit. Adjunct treatments include pressure, topical silicone, cryotherapy, laser, IPL, and injection of other agents including 5FU.”