Severe acne breakouts can leave scars that are noticeable and since scars are not generally pleasing to look at, it may result in problems with self-esteem. Using creams and other products can help reduce their appearance, so that they become less obvious. But if the scars are too deep, there may be no other option but to go through surgical methods to completely remove them.
Cosmetic surgery for removing acne scars comes with some risks, which is why deciding on it should be a long and thorough process. You need to take time and make sure that this is really what you want and there are plenty of factors to consider and we have highlighted the main three below:
The kind of procedure you needRemember that each person has a different skin type, which also means that each skin problem is different. There are many procedures available, but not all of these may suit your condition.
The dermatologist can do simple laser treatments or peeling effects to replace the top layer of the skin that has been damaged by acne. There is also another treatment that may require injection of dermal fillers to smoothen scars out, while deep scars may need a more complicated skin resurfacing procedure to replace and remove acne scars. New methods are being developed by experts to perfect this science.
As always, these processes may cause adverse effects, such as pain, redness or swelling, so be sure to thoroughly ask about the particulars of each procedure, as well as how to manage the after-procedure with your cosmetic surgeon. By knowing enough information, this will help you decide which one you will be most comfortable with.
The dermatologist/surgeon who will be working on your scars
Seek a consultation with at least three surgeons before making a decision. Know their credentials, or better yet, ask for recommendations from family and friends. Cosmetologists will have to be working with tools, or make surgical incisions on your skin, which is why it is perfectly alright to ask questions.
Apart from the doctor, also check the clinic and the staff working there. The most important thing is, you have to be comfortable enough to trust the people who will be working on your scars. Some may require long-term treatments.
The cost of the procedure and professional fees
Expect any type of cosmetic procedure to be expensive. But generally, rates will depend on what type procedure you’ve chosen to have, as well as the doctor who will perform it.
The less expensive procedures, such as chemical peeling, laser treatment and microdermabrasion, fit most people’s budgets and may also be very easy to manage. But bear in mind that the more complicated and radical the procedure is, the more expensive is its cost. So you do need to have money saved up for this since insurance usually do not cover any cosmetic enhancements.