Prevention and Treatment, Prevention of early acne scars is quite easy; simply prevent the lesions from occurring. This is through understanding factors that are attributed to acne and treatments. Some topical skin care products are also known to do a tremendous job on improvement of mild scarring.
There are some practices that are healthy and wise during the healing process of the lesion. These include wearing good sunscreen, since exposure to the sun delays the healing process and does more skin damage, using tretinoin (vitamin A), which acts as a catalytic agent of the healing and remodelling processes, use of appropriate formulations such as Alpha-hydroxy and beta-hydroxy acids in correct morality and appropriate pH to also help in the remodelling phase and finally, avoiding picking at scabs. This is because if done prematurely, the healing and remodelling processes will drag on for longer than necessary and can create more scar tissue.
Some remedies have been known to be ineffective in treatment of scars, like the use of antioxidants. This arose from the understanding of free radicals being the cause of skin damage. However, there is not enough scientific backing to prove that oral or topical antioxidants prevent or heal skin damage. Research has shown that even application of vitamin E topically leaves little to desire; and can actually aggravate the problem.Read the rest »