If acne products do not suit you, there is another option – the chemical skin peeling. Lactic, salicylic or lycolic acid are effective in getting rid of deep scars and new layer formation. The new skin appears to be smoother and less pigmented. You will benefit from such a treatment even if your skin is struck by active acne. It may take you weeks or even months to get good results in fighting against pigmented scars.
Dermabrasion is effective for “refinishing” the skin’s top layers in case of the second type of acne scars. During dermabrasion the skin is frozen and its top layer is removed with a specialized instrument. As a result, a new layer of skin replaces the treated skin. Usually more than one procedure is required for smoother looking skin. Altough scars are not completely removed, they become less noticeable.