Yes, unfortunately, fading or healing acne scars is a process is very slow process and some may never have totally perfect skin............
But, take heart, you can significantly improve your complexion and even soften a few lines and wrinkles in the process.
Prescription Retin-A - This can be an excellent choice and much less expensive than lasers or chemical peels.
But, there can be some initial discomfort and side-effects - which usually subside after the first 3-6 months.
However, If you can't afford a prescription, consider trying retinol serums or creams which are derived from the vitamin A molecule.
While not as strong as prescription Retin-A, retinols work slowly to help shed upper cell layers and can not only improve the look of the scar, but can help soften fine lines and discoloration.
Hydroxy Acids - can help "unglue" dead skin cells allowing them to exfoliated easier. This helps reveal smoother, tighter skin underneath.
For best results consider applying a pH balanced hydroxy acid serum for less irritation. And if possible look for a higher percentage serum like 30% esthetician grade hydroxy acid serum.
Warning: Do not use this if you are also using Retin-A, Retinols, or benzoyl peroxide products. The serum is powerful. If you're taking any acne medication, please check with your doctor before using anything else.
While this suggestion is pretty simple, it can help provide instant smoothing and healthier looking skin.
A good scar healing facial done a few times a year can also help reduce discoloration, fine lines, and soften wrinkles.
The facial is simple and can be done in three steps:
This type of facial isn't just for those looking for ways to heal acne scars.
It can be used by anyone who wishes to freshen up their complexion.
Just one word of caution - the facial suggested here is potent and you should follow directions carefully and be sure to use a potent sunscreen and avoid prolong sun exposure the first few weeks following a treatment.
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