Monthly Archives: May 2013

Removing Acne Scars With Surgery

The most effective way for getting rid of acne scars is through surgery. However, it is not appropriate for all types of acne scars. Sometimes surgery can even make things worse so you really have to know what you are getting into before you commit to any procedures for acne scar removal.

For example, if you want to know how to remove pimple marks, the recommended procedure may be different then if you want to remove a raised scar. It may surprise you to know that many of the dark spots that are left behind by acne are just skin that is still undergoing the healing process.

As mentioned earlier, you should know that sometimes acne scar surgery does not work. If you think about it, when you cut into the skin with surgery, you may actually leave a scar. With acne scar surgery this is no different, the surgeon is just hoping (and cannot guarantee) that the new scars will be less obvious and unattractive than the old scars. After all a few tiny scars is much more appealing to most people than a bunch of pock marks from pimples.

For example, one surgery type is called subcision. This is where the skin is separated from the scar tissue with small incisions. This is basically cutting the skin away from the scar. The tiny incisions made to do this process may actually result in small scars. The reason they do this is that the small scars are way less prominent than the old acne scars. The pain of subcision is very real though and the recovery time is quite lengthy. Expect your face to be puffy and painful for a few weeks before the skin can heal over and the full results of the procedure can be seen. Note that such surgeries are expensive too!