What Causes Acne Scarring?
When patients present with acne scarring it is generally caused by larger spots which have damaged the skin by popping or picking at the scabs. It is a common side effect of acne and can massively affect a person’s self-confidence. When the body heals these wounds, it produces collagen. However, it may not look the same as the surrounding skin, leaving people with various levels of scarring ranging from light scarring and pigmentation, to heavy pitted scarring.
How to Treat Acne Scars
Treatment of acne scarring depends on the level and depth of scars. We recommend that you start improving the skin’s quality by investing in the cosmeceutical skin range ZO Skin Health. This will combat the cause of acne and help to resurface the skin, combatting inflammation and scarring.
There are a range of lasers available to those with acne scarring and treatment is dependent on the level of scarring and the desired downtime.
A lighter treatment would be iPixel Erbium laser using the Harmony machine. This is an ablative laser and will help to resurface light scarring. For those with heavier scarring and with pitted scars, you could use iPixel CO2 laser which is an ablative laser. This will resurface the skin and give you more downtime than the erbium laser. Read more about iPixel Erbium vs iPixel CO2 lasers.
Hydrafacials can be used to prepare before having laser treatment as they help to remove dead skin and prepare the skin so that the laser treatment can penetrate the skin properly. DermaLux LED treatment is also fantastic while healing from any laser treatments.
For those who are unable to have Laser due to skin colour, medication, or sensitivities, you can treat acne scarring with the FDA approved SkinPen. This is the worlds only micro-needling device which is FDA approved meaning it is proven to be both safe and effective.
Finally, we would recommend investing in Skinade. Their unique blend of collagen peptides promotes the skins health to heal and rejuvenate the skin while stimulating it to produce collagen more readily, reducing the appearance of scarring. This is fantastic at restoring your skin’s health from the inside out while improving the skin function.