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 Acne Control

Acne can be a very embarrassing skin disease! It's difficult to face the world with huge red pus-filled lumps popping out all over your face!

Acne comes in several different forms -- mild, medium and severe. If you only suffer a little from acne compared to others, you'll probably find relief by just keeping the affected areas clean and possibly using a product with benzyl peroxide in it. However, if your acne is more severe, you're going to want to seek medical care that a dermatologist can offer. A dermatologist has a whole arsenal of acne-fighting weapons at his or her command.


If you're losing your war with persistent pimples, you just might want to try something that you don't have access to at home -- such as surgery or even laser therapy. To prepare yourself for either acne surgery or laser therapy, you need to do thorough research into these processes. The reason for this is that there are several different types of acne removing and acne-scar-removal techniques.

If you select laser therapy as your way to fight pimples, you need to know there are different wavelengths in various laser treatments. Some acne laser treatments are designed to shrink overactive sebaceous glands that add to the pimple population on your face. Active pimple-fighting lasers can help the redness and inflammation around pimples to be reduced as well. Different kind of laser treatments can help get rid of your scars too by removing the upper layer of your skin and allowing new cell growth to take place. Laser treatments are very popular these days since there are very few side effects.  It's only mildly uncomfortable and doesn't require prescription drugs or creams.

However, there are some drawbacks to laser therapy and possible side effects too. For example, people with darker skin can experience distressing discoloration of the skin after they've had their laser sessions. Other patients wind up temporarily with burned skin that turns reddish in color at the conclusion of their laser treatments.

If you choose to go the surgical way to improve your pimples, you will need to choose a dermatologist who is equipped to remove whiteheads, blackheads and acne cysts.  He or she will remove the pus-filled pimples with special sterilized surgical tools. If you try to do the same procedures at home, you will probably spread your acne and create scars.

Treating Acne Scar

You may choose to treat your scars by using chemical peels, laser therapy, or dermabrasion. Laser therapy is quite effective at removing the scarred layer of your skin and tightening the underlying new skin so that the pits, dents and crevices on your face from acne scars are less noticeable.

Dermabrasion may be your choice of acne scar removal. This method removes the upper layer of skin by scraping it away so that the scarring is less noticeable. This activates the healing process whereby new skin is formed to replace the scars.

A possible side effect of laser therapy treatments and dermabrasion is that both these methods can make the skin turn red for a while. The redness should go away in a number of months, and it may be well worth your while to try  dermabrasion or laser therapy to remove disfiguring scars.

It's bad enough fighting a pimples, but it's worse looking in the mirror and seeing deep pits and scars that are the result of you picking your pimples in the past. Therefore, protect your appearance by keeping your fingers off of your face. You'll save a lot of money by not needing future specialized acne removing treatments to get rid of the damage you've done to yourself.