If you've tweezed your acne or other blemishes on your face, you may have scars on your skin. Whether they're barely noticeable or deep pits, having tweezing scars can impact your self-esteem and sense of well-being. Improving the quality of your skin can help you feel happier and more confident. It may be possible to get rid of your tweezing scars using only topical treatments, but for deeper, pitted scars, you may have to seek surgical intervention.
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Wash your face daily with a light exfoliating scrub. This will help slough off layers of dead skin and allow new skin to grow through. After you've dried your face and applied moisturiser, if needed, rub a small amount of a scar diminishing cream, which can be purchased at any drug store, onto the part of your face with the tweezing scars. Continue for 2 to 3 months and see if there is any improvement.
Make an appointment with a licensed spa or dermatologist to get a chemical peel. A chemical peel is more effective than an exfoliating scrub at removing dead skin. It also encourages the growth of new cells that can replace the skin damaged by tweezing. Consult with a professional to see what kind of peel is right for your skin.
Schedule a consultation to have your scars filled by a plastic surgeon. They can use botox, your own fat, or animal fillers to smooth out the depressions left by tweezing scars. Some of these treatments can require more than one application.
Make an appointment with a laser clinic to have your tweezer scars removed by laser. There are Carbon Dioxide Lasers, CoolTouch lasers, and Smoothbeam lasers that help improve the appearance of skin and diminish the look of scars. Laser treatments are expensive and may require more than one session to achieve the full effect.
Ask a plastic surgeon or dermatologist about using skin grafts to replace the scarred skin. This should only be used in severe cases, as the scars from the skin grafts are likely to be more serious and noticeable than tweezing scars. If you have a wide area of scars or deep, colourful tweezing scars, though, this may be something you'd want to consider.
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