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What To Do About Pock Marks And Acne Scars

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Acne scars and pockmarks are some of the after-effects of acne, pimples, and other skin issues. When you pick at your skin, eventually these marks will scar, leaving you with a scar or mark on your skin. They may fade with time, but some may be there for years to come. If you have pockmarks and acne scars, then there may be some things that can be done to help fade these marks and give you even-looking skin. Read on for helpful information.


Dermaplaning is a method in which a dermatologist uses a very sharp blade to scrape the skin. It can help remove dead skin cells, promote new cell growth and turnover, and help even out your skin. Dermaplaning is something only a dermatologist should ever do, and you should not attempt to do this on your own or at a salon. It should only be done by a dermatologist to ensure the skin is not marred by the blade or damaged in any way.

Chemical Peel

A chemical peel works in the same way as dermaplaning; however, instead of a blade, chemicals are used on the skin. The chemicals work to remove the outer layer of the skin, essentially burning off the outer layer of the skin. This layer is removed from the rest of the skin to reveal much clearer skin beneath. The downside to this method is that the chemicals can burn the skin beneath the first layer, leaving you with burns or redness and irritation that can last several days.

Skin Bleaching Treatments

Skin bleaching is another method that can be used to help fade acne scars. Acne scars or other types of scars on the face may appear darker, so lightening them with a bleaching treatment may help fade these areas. These treatments are usually prescribed and may not be covered by your insurance company. They should be used as directed, and you should avoid sunlight while using these treatments, as you can burn easily in the sun. If you are out in the sun, then you need to be sure to use an SPF of at least 50 on your face to prevent burning.

If you have pockmarks and acne scars, they can be embarrassing, but your skin can be clear again. Talk to your dermatologist about these marks on your skin, and discuss what treatment options are available to get the skin you deserve.