Acne scars are arguably worse than acne itself. Having suffered from acne myself, I understand how frustrating it is that a short-lived breakout can have such long-lasting effects. The bad news is that there isn’t a magic wand that can get rid of marks and scars overnight, but there are a variety of treatment and solutions that you can take to restore your skin.
Before you go into treatment, it is helpful to understand the difference between acne marks and acne scars. The red, brown or purple marks that lingers after a blemish has gone down is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. These marks can be reduced with diligent skin care and treatment. Acne scars however, are permanent indentations that are caused by collagen damage and are more challenging to treat.
So without further ado, let’s go into the different ways that we can treat both acne marks and scars!
Microneedling makes tiny pinpricks in the skin, which triggers the skin natural healing process and boosts collagen production. Which is great for acne scars, because by building up the collagen layer underneath the scar, the depressed area can be raised to meet the level of the surrounding skin. Multiple treatments are usually needed, but the results are definitely worth it.
Apart from treating acne scars, microneedling is also great for reducing fine lines and wrinkles, reversing pigmentation and shrinking pores, amongst other benefits. Creating hundreds of tiny puncture wounds on your skin might sound unappealing, but the treatment is actually minimally invasive in the hands of a certified professional such as those at Infinite Beauty House. Make your appointment here!
Facial peels are an effective treatment for blemishes and reducing acne marks. By exfoliating the uppermost layer of dead skin, a new skin layer with improved tone and texture is revealed. Facial peels are so popular because they offer almost immediate results, although multiple treatments are needed to fully reduce darker acne marks.
Facial peels are safe when done by an experience dermatologist, although mild side effects are to be expected. They usually subside within a day or two, so don’t worry about it! Trust Optimal Wellness to provide you with the treatment that would best suit your skin. Make your appointment here!
Energy-based treatment such as lasers and radiofrequency can help treat both acne scars and marks. The type of laser treatment that you would require depends on the severity of your post-acne issues. It basically breaks up pigmentation and triggers the skin to rebuild itself with new collagen. You should also be extra diligent with sunscreen if you opt to receive laser treatment. This prevents you to accidentally cancel out the laser’s effects with UV damage.
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Much like microneedling, the idea of searing one’s face with a laser is enough to make a person recoil in horror, but I promise the sensation isn’t even enough to warrant the use of painkillers or numbing cream. You definitely feel something, but it’s gone as soon as you feel it. Besides, with a trusted professional like Lavish Beauty, you can achieve even skin in the shortest amount of time possible. Make your appointment here.
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