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Laser Acne Scar Removal Or Chemical Peels?

sliceofOrange.sliceofOrange. Posts: 525Friend of Soompi
i'm seriously considering getting laser treatments for my acne scars. i only have acne scars on the side of my cheeks & they aren't severe,
but they're quite noticeable & they bother me A LOT. i have trouble deciding between the laser and the chemical peel process.
are lasers for more severe acne scars & is the chemical for more mild acne scars? if that's the case, i should get the chemical peel right?
but for some reason, chemical peels don't sound convincing to me.. it sound as though they won't completely get rid of my scars & only fade them.
has anybody done any of the two procedures? or do you guys know anybody who's done them? how were the results? i'd love some feedback!
also, any idea on what the price ranges are? i heard the price won't be that bad since i only have scars on my cheeks & it's not severe, but im not sure..

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  • kiyomiXkiyomiX USAPosts: 188Member
    depends on what type of scars you have.

    Ice pick scars - Deep pits, that are the most common and a classic sign of acne scarring.
    Box car scars - Angular scars that usually occur on the temple and cheeks, and can be either superficial or deep, these are similar to chickenpox scars.
    Rolling scars - Scars that give the skin a wave-like appearance.
    Hypertrophic scars - Thickened, or keloid scars.
    (source:http://www.acneguide.com/acus_scar/types_acne_scars.html)

    Most of the time you just have post inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which is just a dark brown/red spot where the acne used to be and completely flat) and that will go away with time. (at least mine did)
    blueseeker
  • chirosundorchirosundor Posts: 1New Member
    i'm seriously considering getting laser treatments for my acne scars. i only have acne scars on the side of my cheeks & they aren't severe,
    but they're quite noticeable & they bother me A LOT. i have trouble deciding between the laser and the chemical peel process.
    are lasers for more severe acne scars & is the chemical for more mild acne scars? if that's the case, i should get the chemical peel right?
    but for some reason, chemical peels don't sound convincing to me.. it sound as though they won't completely get rid of my scars & only fade them.
    has anybody done any of the two procedures? or do you guys know anybody who's done them? how were the results? i'd love some feedback!
    also, any idea on what the price ranges are? i heard the price won't be that bad since i only have scars on my cheeks & it's not severe, but im not sure..

    I found this article through Google. I hope you find it helpful:

    4 Natural Ways to Remove Acne Scars Forever!

    You know - I think it is probably easier to get rid of your old habits than those terrible acne scars! I mean, these scars don't just disfigure your face; they can also stay for a long time, which is why they are quite annoying to say the least! So, is there something you can do to remove them quickly and easily? Well, in this article I will tell you about 4 easy and natural methods you can apply in order to get rid of acne scars completely!

    I must tell you beforehand: please keep your expectations reasonable! I mean, if you are undergoing an expensive surgery, that is one thing, but when you are using homemade treatments, it would take some time for the scars to heal, so please don't expect overnight cure! The advantage of these treatments is that most of them are inexpensive and free from any kind of side-effects; if you want to get rid of your blemishes but are short on budget, these remedies are what you should use!

    1. Tomatoes: You might have eaten those sweet-n-sour tomatoes a dozen times but did you know they can also help you get rid of acne scars? Tomatoes are a rich source of Vitamin A which is why it nourishes and rejuvenates your skin. By helping your skin grow quickly, it manages to remove the scars from your face!

    Using tomatoes for acne scar removal is very easy: no, obviously you won’t be eating tomatoes; instead, you should slice a tomato into four pieces, crush them into a pulp, and apply the paste on your face! There is another method you can use which is a bit more complicated: take tomatoes and avocados/cucumbers, grind them together to make a paste out of them, and then apply it on your face as a facemask.

    No matter which method you use, it is recommended that you keep the tomatoes on your skin for at least an hour, before washing your face with lukewarm water!

    2. Sandalwood: Sandalwood is yet another remedy for quick acne scar removal! Mix sandalwood with rosewater to make a paste, and then apply that paste on your face (assuming that you got acne scars on your face, if you have got the scars in some other area of your body then that is where you should apply the paste instead). Don't wash off the paste from your face too quickly, no matter what! You should keep the sandalwood paste on your face for at least an hour or longer (I would suggest that you apply the paste on your face at bedtime and leave it there overnight), after which you can wash off your face with a mild soap and water!

    3. Lemon Juice: The lemon juice treatment for acne scar removal is quite similar to the sandalwood treatment discussed above, in that you need to apply the juice from the crushed lemon on your face at bedtime using a clean cotton swab or cotton ball, and leave it there overnight! The strong acidic and anti-bacterial components of this vegetable would help get rid of the scars and blemishes caused by acne (if drunk, it also detoxifies your body)!

    You might experience burning sensation immediately after applying the juice but it usually lasts only for a little while. If the skin burns too much then dilute the juice with water! Please note that daily usage of lemon can cause your skin to go dry, so, in case you notice flakey skin then add a little bit of honey or (if you are applying the juice at bedtime, in which case it would be difficult for you to get sound sleep with honey on your face) milk to the lemon juice!

    4. Mederma Gel: Did you know that the Mederma gel is extremely effective in minimizing the ugly appearance of acne scars? Well, that is because this gel is rich in both Aloe Vera and onion! Note that it does NOT remove your acne scars completely, but if you are going to say, a party, then this gel can reduce the visibility of the acne scars on your face. Usage instructions: you can apply it on your face for no more than four times a day; in case you experience any kind of skin irritation, then you should immediately STOP its usage!

    Note that these are just some of the methods you can use for acne scar removal; there so many more acne scar removal remedies used widely!


    Article Source: http://totalinfotips.com/acne/4-natural-ways-remove-acne-scars-forever.php

    blueseeker
  • monkeyinabarrelmonkeyinabarrel Posts: 1,371Member

    IDOL

    Do you have darker skin/hyper pigment easily?
    you may want to try other methods before peels and lasers, some people have a higher chance of hyper pigmentation/discoloration
  • leafuleafu Posts: 7Member

    I would talk to a doctor about it first and then decide on which one you should do. It's different for everyone!

    I got the laser treatment two years ago and it is AMAZING. You're supposed to get three rounds of the treatment with two week gaps in between but I only got one round of treatment because I was only in Korea for a month and that's where I got it done. Even though I got one round though my acne scars disappeared! (My scars were very visible but not a very terrible case).

    Anyway, I suggest you discuss it with a professional first!

  • octwindoctwind Posts: 1New Member
    edited July 2013
    3 month ago, I got the laser treatment for my acne scar. it's so good for me. You should consult your doctor in order to determine the best course of treatment for your acne scars. AW, You also try some method for acne scar removal by using natural treatments such as honey or lemon juice first. If you need more info, read here: http://acnescarremovalz.com/acne-scar-removal-laser-treatment-for-acne-scars/
  • gushigushi Posts: 4New Member

    TRAINEE

  • jaysamjaysam Posts: 4New Member

    TRAINEE

    New technology provides laser acne scar removal for both the face and body. Finding ways to erase scars from acne is a common concern for millions of people suffering with acne scars.  Laser Acne Scar Removal in  India can range from mild to extremely severe and for many people it can make life very difficult. Fortunately, for those suffering with this problem there are new cutting edge laser treatment solutions that are very effective.

    Methods of treatment range from NO surgery options to surgical scarring treatment. NO surgical scarring treatment include creams, chemical peels, skin fillers, and home remedies. Surgical treatment involves laser treatment.

    Recently, there have been exciting announcements of new laser treatment capabilities, so when choosing a physician please be sure to inquire about these recent advancements in laser scar removal.

    There are different types of acne scars which may require variation in laser treatment depending upon the type of scar.

    Generally acne scars fall in to basic categories such as:

    • Ice Pick Scars...deep and narrow scars
    • Box Car Scars...usually round or oval scars
    • Rolling Scars...affected areas have a rolling appearance
    • Hypertrophic Scars... a raised firm mass of tissue


  • BoAFriendBoAFriend Los Angeles, CAPosts: 2,820Member

    IDOL

    What is with all the SPAM in here, man. I can see why though, since spammers can just search for keywords and dump in here. Get out!

    People claim lasers are the only way for real improvement and also, there are ton of scar serums and products on the market that really only help hyperpigmentation or raised/keloid scarring - not indented or pitted acne scars.

    I'm not putting in any shameless plugs right now, but I suggest for those of you who really want to try ridding or fading these lines and dents to try one of two things: Yuli's Cell Perfecto PM Serum or NovoScar MD. I'm NOT affiliated with these in any way - I stumbled across them on my own. The former is pricey as hell ($98 ) but you can search and see that there are a few people who've used it for real, legit scarring, and have claimed to really have seen improvement, if not total healing. The product is packed full of plant peptides and extracts that are supposed to regenerate skin from the inside and outside. I've been using it for 2 weeks now and do not see any significant changes (obviously, it's gonna take time), but I'm trying to keep hope because this product claims to help real acne scarring. The latter I found through a SkyMall magazine and I contacted NovoScar's customer service and apparently this scar serum is brand new and just hit the market in June. The customer service told me it will help with pitted scarring, as the scar formula uses extracts from purified human embilical cord (yes, disgusting, I know), which contains a lot of growth factors. It's claimed itself to be "the most advanced scar serum on the market." The NovoScar MD product also claims to show results within a matter of days due to the new technology used in the formula. I have not purchased this one yet (it's expensive too, running $40), but plan to in the near future. The "matter of days" claim is always a red flag with any product, but this NovoScar MD product doesn't contain any silicone or crap most scar products contain to make you "think" the scar has healed when it's really just been masked with these fillers. Also, the fact that it is so new gives me hope because every scar product I've seen so far only works for hyperpigmentation or raised/keloid scars. 

    These may be alternatives to getting laser.
  • snydercharles425snydercharles425 Posts: 3New Member

    I have been struggling with Acne for so long, it really sucks. 

  • lasereastlasereast Posts: 57Member

    ROOKIE

    I think those who want the quickly overcome to acne scar then one should need to go for the laser treatment but those don't want that hurry then there are so many natural therapy is avialable like take food maximum which includes the lemon or vitamin C maximum.
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