Saturday, August 29, 2009

Lowering the Cost of Acne Scar Removal

Removing acne scars can be a budget busting experience. The cost of having a dermatologist improve your skin depends on how badly you are scarred, how deep or how big the scars happen to be, and how much you're willing to pay for the procedures. Depending on your situation you may have to shell out big bucks, however a few steps taken before you set foot in the doctor's office may lessen the blow somewhat.

Acne scars cannot be removed until you have the active acne under control first. If your outbreaks are not under control, then any procedure undergone is a wasted and temporary procedure. You will hate yourself at the sign of the next pimple or pustule. A sign that your situation is improving is the amount of time between outbreaks. You will be able to tell when the acne is coming under control. Exercise a little patience. When the lesion count drops, then it will be time for acne scar removal.

You can actually do some things at home-do it yourself cosmetic treatments, to lessen scarring. For instance if you suffer from dark spots or scars, use lemon juice to lighten them. Simply take a teaspoon of lemon juice and smooth it over the marks using a cotton ball. Leave the juice on for about ten minutes and rinse with cool water. Be careful because lemon juice can make your skin light sensitive. So be sure to protect the area as well as the rest of your exposed skin with a good sun screen product.

An at home microdermabrasion can be made with baking soda and filtered water. Mix one teaspoon of baking soda with two teaspoons of water, then gently, in a circular motion rub the mixture onto your acne scars. Do this for about sixty seconds and then wash off with cool water. Pat dry.

These are just a couple of simple steps that will lessen the effects of acne outbreaks. These few steps will definitely help control any scarring that might pop up. They will certainly go a long way in keeping the price down for when you have to go to the dermatologist for more and serious treatment of the remaining acne scars.

Mark Robbins is an expert on acne scars treatments, and a former sufferer himself. His experience in both how it feels to have acne scars, as well as in the role of a consumer of many products makes him a respected authority on the topic. He has contributed to hundreds of blogs on acne and acne scars across the internet.