As with many health issues, the best way to deal with acne scars treatment is to not need it in the first place. And of course, the best way for this to happen is to not get acne breakouts. If youre reading this, however, youve almost certainly been susceptible to it in the pastso lets instead talk about how to deal with the scars.
First off, consider the cause of scarring. Your skin has many layersgoing from the surface to underneath, the epidermis, dermis, and the hypodermisand heals differently based on the levels. Generally, superficial skin damage such as that to the epidermis will heal naturally. Deeper injury penetrating to the dermis or lower risks permanent damage in the form of scars.
To relate this to acne, you can think of your minor blackheads or pimples as largely confined to the pores on the surface of your skin. Though you obviously dont want to encourage skin damage by picking at these, they are unlikely to lead to scarring.
More dangerous by far is cystic acne. This is when acne infections build up in the epidermis or lower, typically cocooned in a layer of dead skin cells, and forms an infection that you can not even see at first. In addition to being quite painful, this is the type of acne most prone to lead to scars.
If you get this more serious form of acne, then acne home treatment alone may not suffice. To minimize the risk of permanent damage, I strongly encourage anyone facing this type of acne to seek a dermatologists consultation. Though it will cost you more up front, getting professional treatment before major scarring will save you money in dealing with permanent damage in the future.
Meanwhile, you can greatly minimize your risks of needing acne scars treatment by keeping acne infections to a minimal level in the first place. Stay on top of your hygiene/nutrition/exercise for basic health, avoid aggravating your acne by picking at live infections, and use effective over-the-counter medications to prevent further acne break-outs.