Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Scar Zone by Sudden Change: Does It Work?

Scar Zone is an acne cream put out by the company Sudden Change. It is designed to fade and eliminate acne scars leftover from the time when this infection ravaged people's faces. In this article we'll take a look at whether it works. What are people all over the Internet saying about its effectiveness?

Scar Zone's tag line is "Make scars less visible". It may also sometimes be referred to as a diminishing cream. Interestingly, they also stick some green tea in each batch of SZ. I'm not sure if this only refers to some varieties or all of them. I noticed there's about five different types that they have out. There is also a Fastaction Scar Diminishing System, which is an actual electric massage machine (hand-held) which works in tandem with the cream to supposedly speed up the whole process.

There is salicylic acid in the Scar Zone cream as well as other ingredients (like the aforementioned green tea), which help to balance out the drying out effects of the salicylic acid. Some people have complained about this in other products so it relly does seem that Sudden Change is on top of some of the common gripes in the acne scar removers of old. They have taken an agressive position to address these negatives by counter-balancing them.

Now it is worth noting that many people have used this ointment in order to prevent the further growth and spread of acne. Does it work? This is obviously not its original intent (judging by the name) but it seems to have been successful, probably because of the salicylic acid. I suppose this means that if you are suffering with both scars and new pimples, Scar Zone could be a very good two-pronged approach. Might as well kill two birds with one stone.

The negatives I was able to find out there on Sudden Change's big scar remover is that it clogged at elast one person's pores up. This is unfortunate. Is this an isolated case? It may be, because I was not able to find any further confirmation of this negative effect.

In the end, Scar Zone does seem to work. It may be best used by people who don't want the drying out of their skin and face which tends to occur with other treatments such as benzoyl peroxide. Nevertheless, it is not too expensive and I am always fond of saying that it is worth trying out a bunch of acne treatments in order to find one or two that really work in your particular case. It is a very individual thing, but Scar Zone has definitely worked for a lot of folks.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Got Acne Scars?

Acne scars are what remains after your skin problem has left. It leaves a mark or even cavernous cut-out pores dug into your face. It's so sad. The good thing though, folks, is that there is a solution. That's right: there are various ways of attacking acne scars so that they will disappear.

One way that has become very popular over the last several years is to get laser surgery. I know what you're thinking: ain't nobody going to put lasers near my face! Well, that's a pretty dumb attitude to have since it may be your only hope of ever getting rid of your acne scars. Anyway, what would I know; I'm just the author of a site called Acne Scars Info. I couldn't possibly know anything.

Well fine if you don't like that it's your loss. You can try using creams and ointments. This is a better starting place anyway. Things like ScarAway and Scar Zone were made for exactly this type of skin care issue, so you may be in luck.

These creams will usually run you somewhere in the $20 to $100 range. That's a bit conservative considering you're going to have to buy them again and again in order to really find out if they're working. The lucky of course will get results immediately. I congratulate and pat them on the back. Hopefully you are one of these lucky few.

Now, in the future we are going to be bringing you top of the line information here on new techniques and treatments. But until then I suggest you keep on with your research. There are much better sources of information than this here old blog. It's more sort of to document what I find out as I go along than any sort of statement of what I know already about acne scarring and its treatment.

On this journey to cure acne so many wonderful doctors have found things out, but unfortunately there is still much that is not understood. For instance, did you know that what foods you eat don't effect your skin on this level? It really puts all the old myths to shame.

Really what caused the skin problems is over-active sebaceous glands. They are intimately tied to the development and excretion of hormones, incidentally. This explains why the condition has its onset in the teenage years.

In the end, everyone must go on a little journey of discovery. If you want to get rid of acne scars then you have to forget everything you think you know and start doing research from a beginner's mind. Who knows what will work for you? Of course, laser surgery has a lot of science backing it up and is fairly predictable. But everyone can't afford that.