Acne Scar Treatments

How To Treat Acne Scars

Acne scars will generally reflect the severity of your acne. More severe acne will mean more severe scars. Acne can often disappear only to leave a discoloured or raised mark where it once was, or even small craters in severe cases. This redness often fades in a matter of months or in a year but in some cases these acne scars can be permanent. Luckily, you can take steps to reduce this scarring or even make it disappear.

The Benefits Of Sunscreen

You will probably know that wearing sunscreen protects your skin from sun damage, but it does more than that. Exposure to the sun’s harmful rays not only causes further damage to your skin but can prevent previous damage such as acne scars form healing. Scars will take longer to heal with sun exposure, or they may not heal at all.
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Microdermabrasion

Let’s start with the basics. Microdermabrasion is a medical process by which the outer layer of dead skin cells (stratum corneum) is removed using light abrasion. The procedure is painless, requires no anaesthetic and is like a strong version of exfoliating, as opposed to dermabrasion which more like using sandpaper and is generally far more painful.

Microdermabrasion is designed to trigger the regrowth of damaged or scarred skin. Think of it like pruning a tree – if the tree has damaged or unhealthy extremities (leaves, branches, etc) gardeners will trim off these areas so that the tree will grow back healthy replacements. Imagine that you are scraping off the layer of your skin that has acne scars to induce your body’s natural healing ability to grow new skin cells in the affected area.
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