Acne is a common dermatological problem especially among the teenagers. In fact, about 80% of the teenagers find themselves battling acne. Many of these teenagers will recover from this skin condition with any permanent effect. However, some are left continually battling with their acne scars. There are various skin care medications intended for acne scars, the most common of which is a TCA peel.
If you are going to have a dermatologist treat your acne scars, you might have to spend a lot of money. The good news is that a TCA chemical peel treatment can be administered at home. The chemical is treated as the exfoliating agent which can be applied on the affected area. TCA peels vary in intensity as well as in its effect depending on the severity of acne and the amount that should be applied on the area. The extent of needed peeling should be also considered.
Trichloracetic acid (TCA) chemical peels, for instance, could effectively remove acne scars more so since it uses the same acids that dermatologists use. TCA is one of the strongest chemicals that you may use in treating acne scars. It can lead to severe peeling after just two days of use.
Nevertheless, you will not experience any pain since the dead skin cells are the part being removed. You may experience redness and irritation though more so when you do not know how to properly apply chemical peels.
With this, you have to educate yourself on how to properly administer chemical peeling at home. If not, you will end up battling more scars due to inappropriate application than having your acne scars removed. TCA peels, while it may be the strongest, are also available in weaker solutions. You might start using the latter if you have overly sensitive skin. You also have to be prepared with irritation. One of the side effects of using chemical peel is a slight burning sensation. This should disappear in about a couple of hours after application.
You need not wait for your acne to take an alarming proportion before you have to treat it. The most effective way of treating acne scars is actually preventing acne from occurring. Remember the mantra that prevention is better than cure. Indeed, it would be better to address acne at the onset than later when they are already unresponsive to different treatments.