Saline Injections For Acne Scar Removal – What Are The Pros And Cons?

November 22, 2011 by Jacquie Cattanach  
Filed under Health

Acne is a very common skin problem. After successfully treating and eliminating the condition, it may leave unwanted marks, which could be harder to get rid of. With the advent of modern dermatological techniques for acne scar removal, people shouldn’t worry too much about such skin marks. Saline injections are among the most recommended for removal of scars caused by acne.

Saline injections are safe and effective approach to get rid of acne scars. It is quite often recommended for ‘rolling type’ or shallow atrophic scars. During this procedure, saline is strategically injected into every acne scar to induce formation of new collagen.

The saline solution is made up of sterile solution (salt and water). Usually this is used as intravenous injection for hydrating a patient’s body. This also will serve as a self-healing catalyst for your tissue. Saline solution works to release dead cells in the targeted acne scars which will cause replacement cells to take over. This will allow the return of connective tissues to their natural state.

The inexpensive procedure requires a series of about four to five treatment sessions. Each session is usually scheduled at least two weeks apart. Proper scheduling is necessary to enable the body to naturally fill in the scars. The impact is positive with no need to subject a person to invasive procedures and long recovery times.

There are, of course, pros and cons to the use of saline injections. Here is a summary of those, according to several skin experts and people who have undergone this procedure.

The Advantages of Saline Injections

Many people prefer saline injections to remove scars caused by acne because the ideal and intended results could be visible in as fast as two weeks after the procedure. During this period, scars would start to appear whiter as skin cells start to react positively to the saline solution. By this time, dead skin cells are replaced by newer ones and bring about rejuvenation.

The results are permanent. After the procedure, blood clotting effects (mainly caused by acne scars) could be counteracted. Just like other modern and invasive remedies for acne scars, skin is peeled off to get rid of dead and old skin cells to give way to newer and fresher ones.

If you want to save money or just can’t find a facial surgeon then you could do your own saline injections. If you do decide to take on this task you can purchase a syringe and the saline solution. You should follow the instructions on how to give an injection of solution into the target skin area properly. You will surely have much lower medical costs when you do the procedure on your own.

Disadvantages of Saline Injections

In some cases, saline injections could result in unwanted and uneven skin pigmentation. This is a consequence of abnormal production in the skin of melanin complex. The result is unaesthetic, uneven skin tone. This option does not lead to repair of problems about skin pigmentation.

After being injected with saline solution into the acne scar you may notice that your face is reddish and inflamed. It could even appear that your scar is worse than it was. Give it some time and the redness will disappear for good and your new skin will be revealed. If you keep injecting saline solution gradually you will notice that any pain is diminished and then the overall skin tone will be balanced.

There are many people that have used saline injections are a treatment and remedy for acne scars. You could get some amazing results or you may be disappointed with the results. It really all depends on how well the procedure was done as well as some other factors. Before you decide this is the road that you want to go down you need to make sure that you have considered all the pros and cons of using this as an acne scar removal procedure.

To learn more about about remedies for acne scars, visit Jacquie’s website, where she also provides insights on topics including laser acne scar removal.

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