Lately I’ve been doing more research than usual into how to clear up and prevent acne – coupled with how to remove acne scars after you’ve suffered a breakout. That’s because my normally clear skin went through a period where I’d get pimples, and I know you’re not supposed to pick at them with your fingernails, but I did and it left a little scarring.
As such, here’s what I’ve discovered about a few acne scar removal treatments that I didn’t know about:
#1 – Hydrogen Peroxide Can Lighten Acne Scars
It makes sense that if the commonly purchased drug store product can lighten your hair, it would also work to lighten acne scars. Alas, a great search-engine fueled research into hydrogen peroxide’s effect upon acne scars turned up many testimonies of folks who use it to dab on their scars for a few minutes or even overnight, washing it off with a gentle facial cleanser.
The antiseptic and antibacterial properties of hydrogen peroxide are what make it effective.
#2 – Tri-Luma Cream
I hadn’t heard of Tri-Luma Cream until I had dinner with a friend recently and found out it was a product her dermatologist recommended. Her skin was clear and looked amazing, so I decided to look more into the product. Beyond its price – I wasn’t thrilled that the cream contains a 4% hydroquinone ingredient, something I’ve been trying to stay away from ever since I stopped bleaching my skin. (Check the FDA’s website for more information about the latest meds to watch.)
Plus the fact that you’ve got to get a prescription to get it the legal way is another reason I haven’t delved into this solution yet.
#3 – Aldactone for Acne
The brand name drug called Spironolactone has been used to treat everything from hair loss to acne, but just how effective is it?
According to women who’ve used it, it can stop the hair shedding, and be an effective treatment for acne, so say the real life reviews on WebMD. But I also can’t overlook others who’ve written about the side effects of the drug, which can potentially include erectile dysfunction in men and perhaps crying jags, at least according to one of its users on the WebMD website.
#4 – The PMD Personal Microderm System
Now here’s the solution I’d love to try: the PMD personal microderm system (look for it on QVC.com) that’s a super fine micro dermabrasion tool that users say really works. Check Groupon deals to see if they ever go on sale again, because once I was able to buy three of them for only $80 each – but too bad I resold them all on Amazon. Back then I didn’t know the power of the little machine.
So these are the latest acne solutions that can be quite unconventional, but perhaps work for us all.