Acne Scar Removal Cost - It Depends

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Acne Scar Removal Cost - It Depends

For many of us, the passage from youth to adulthood has left us scarred in some way. If you've struggled with acne your scars might very well be real and visible to all. No one wants to look in the mirror and constantly be reminded of the painful time in their life when their face was on fire with acne. If you want to find out what options you have to get rid of these scars and find out what the acne scar removal cost will be, read on.

There are so many different types of treatments you can try. Each has it's own pros and cons and while they all have those that swear by them, none of them has been proven to be100% effective for everyone. That is why it's so important for you to take some time to investigate your options, educate yourself, and ask questions before you make a decision on which method is the best one for you.

Here are some things to consider:

  1. The most likely place for you to start your search is at your dermatologists office. Your doctor can prescribe topical creams that have a high success rates. These creams are usually either Retin A (which has the active ingredient of Tretinoin) or Alpha-Hydroxy which is an acid. These prescriptions can be a little pricey but overall this is one of the least expensive methods you can use to reduce your scars.

Make sure you listen carefully when your doctor or pharmacist explains the side effects. One of the most common, and extreme, side effects with Retin A is a hyper sensitivity to sunlight. You have to be very careful when you go outside whenever you use these products.

  1. Microdermabrasion is a fairly inexpensive way to treat your acne scars. This method is an intense exfoliation which sloughs off the top few layers of skin leaving, after healing, only clear and smooth textured skin.

Since there are many places you can have this procedure done, such as a spa, your doctors office, or even at home with a kit, the cost can vary widely. An at home kit can cost as little as $20 with a doctors office treatment running upwards of a few thousand dollars. One thing to keep in mind, I know you're not made of money but this is the skin on your face that we're talking about and cheaping out may not yield the best results. Try to get the best treatment you can afford.

  1. Laser treatment. These treatments are usually the most expensive and, depending on your skin type, the severity of your scars, as well as precisely which type of treatment you use, this method may require several visits over a period of time which is one of the reasons this method is so expensive. This procedure will be performed in your dermatologists office and the price can range from anywhere from $500 all the way up to $5,000. Your actual cost will depend on your doctor and what part of the country you live in.

It would be impossible for me to tell you absolutely how much your acne scar removal cost will be. The actual amount will vary depending on many factors such as the magnitude of the job and your location. The good news is that you do have choices. If you're willing to take some time and find the best options for you, you can have clear skin much sooner, and maybe for less money, than you may have realized. Don't suffer anymore, find the best way to remove your acne scars once and for all.

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