HOW TO PREVENT AND GET RID OF ACNE SCARS FOR GOOD
Pimples and breakouts are one of worst skin problems. They hurt when they are coming through and look and feel awful once they are there, but that’s not all. After the breakout is gone, it leaves you with a little parting present, an acne scar. We are here to give you the rundown on acne scars, including how to prevent them and what to do to get rid of them for good.
So how do we get acne scars?
Many believe that acne scars are a result of picking although contrary to this popular belief, you don’t just get acne scars from picking your pimples. There are some areas that are prone to scarring, even if you leave them alone completely.
Types of acne scars.
The most common types of acne scars are Atrophic and Hypertrophic scars. Atrophic Scars appear as indentations to the skin. Often referred to as an ‘ice pick’ scar, which appears deeper then wide. Hypertrophic scars appear as thick, raised bumps on the surface of the skin. These are commonly purple or red in colour. In many cases, these changes in skin pigmentation tend to resolve themselves with time.
How to get rid of acne scaring.
Fractional Skin resurfacing, as well skin needling treatments are required for the best results and reduction of acne scars. Skin resurfacing treatments will help reduce the overall appearance of acne scarring although this being said multiple treatments are normally required to completely remove scarring.
Fractional Resurfacing treatments are ideal for treating not only acne scars but also sun damage, lines and wrinkles. Multiple treatments will greatly improve the appearance of damaged skin using the latest fractional technology. Skin resurfacing is a fast and effective method of repairing damaged skin to leave you feeling fresh-faced and confident. This treatment causes tiny dot, or pixel-like damage to treated areas in the skin. New collagen is produced via injury to the dermis, which helps the appearance of scarring and acne.
Fractional Skin Resurfacing allows the skin to heal much faster, as the healthy, untreated tissue surrounding the treated tissue acts as a natural bandage whilst the treated area heals. Fractional treatments have a unique ability to penetrate deeper into the skin then non-fractional treatments although can also have a substantially longer downtime then needling treatments approximately 3-7 days depending on the degree of the treatment.
Skin Needling and Dermapen Skin Resurfacing treatments are an effective method of treating superficial acne scars by puncturing the skin with multiple needles. This stimulates collagen production and helps to lift up an indented or atrophic acne scars. The advantage of this treatment is the fact that it can be used on all skin types including olive and dark skins. This also penetrates very deeply although is not as invasive as fractional skin resurfacing and has a lesser downtime with approximately 2-3 days downtime.
Dermapen is one of the most popular acne and scarring choices with it’s unique meso needling technology to stimulate collagen and elastin with less down time and better results than ever before. Dermapen’s incredible results for scarring are due to its unique patented technology. By creating micro-punctures in the skin, it stimulates collagen production, tightens pores and reduces acne marks and scars.
Erase your skin’s past with skin resurfacing.
Dermal fillers and chemical peels can also be effective treatments in the reduction and removal of acne scars.
In many cases, volume loss occurs under the skin as a result of acne, in particular cystic acne. Replacing volume can aid in the treatment of acne scarring. Dermal fillers are a quick and effective means of replacing volume loss to improve acne scarring. By injecting these dermal fillers underneath scarring, they help to replace lost volume, and lift the skin towards its normal level.
Chemical peels are another method of treating more superficial acne scarring. A series of more superficial chemical peels could help achieve some improvement in milder acne scarring without any significant downtime. We recommend kojic acid peels derived from mushrooms to help remove dark spots and acne marks.
Although there have been many advances in the treatment of acne scarring, it remains a difficult skin concern to correct and best results are achieved with multiple treatments and home care products.
Salicylic Toner – to exfoliate the skin and help bring dark skin cells to the surface.
Smooth Skin 8% – with glycolic acid to lighten scars and marks.
Retinol products – to help brighten and heal skin.
Sunscreen – using a broad-spectrum sunscreen to helps prevent spots from worsening or becoming darker in colour from sunlight.