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.
Saline consists of a sterile solution (water and salt). It is usually used as intravenous injection for hydrating a patient’s body. It also serves as a self-healing catalyst for tissues. Saline solution causes release of dead cells within the targeted acne scars to prompt formation of new cells (replacements). This ensures return of connective tissues in the skin 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.
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.
You could perform saline injections on your own, if facial surgeons are not available or if they are costly. To perform the procedure, you need to purchase a syringe and saline solution. Follow instructions on how to properly inject the solution into target skin areas. Self-administration surely leads to lower medical expenses.
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.
Your face might appear reddish and inflamed after an injection of saline solution into the acne scars. After the procedure, it may appear like your scar problem has worsened. But after some time, redness would disappear for good and an unmarked skin is revealed. Continuous injection of saline solution would gradually help ease any pain and then balance overall skin tone.
Many people have already tried using saline injections as a remedy for acne scars. The results could be ideal or disappointing depending on how accurate the procedure is carried out, plus other factors. Before considering undergoing saline injections, make sure you have weighed all the pros, as well as the cons, of this acne scar removal procedure.