Laser or chemical peeling for pimple and acne scars? (photos)
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Acne and acne scars
Focus on treating your acne first.
Hi Sadaf9, thanks for your question. I’m sorry to hear that you’re struggling with acne. The first order of business is to clear up your skin and stop the acne from forming. I recommend you visit a board-certified dermatologist who specializes in acne treatment. Prior to your visit, take note of anything that seems to trigger your acne, such as hormonal events, foods, exercise or skin care products. Though well-intentioned, some skin care products and home remedies can actually contribute to acne rather than healing it.
One treatment I do like to help treat acne is a SilkPeel with an infusion of acne-fighting salicylic acid. SilkPeels are actually not chemical peels. Rather, they are an intensive form of microdermabrasion that removes dead skin, deep cleans clogged pores, and treats by delivering salicylic acid into the skin. SilkPeels do not produce peeling. There is no downtime and you can reapply non-comedogenic makeup immediately after treatment.
Once your acne is under control, your dermatologist can help you understand your best options for treating any acne scarring. Treatment options vary significantly based on skin type and the nature of the acne scars.
Thank you for your question. Chemical peel can address acne and acne scarring as well as rough skin and other scars, which can address your concerns. I suggest that you consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to learn the efficacy of chemical peel alongside your current corrective action.
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