Just as it is with any skincare, there is no end-all, be-all answer for everyone to treating acne scars. We all have extremely unique skin that requires special attention. Hence the reason for caring about skincare! However, just because there is no magical treatment for acne scars, do not despair! Everyone has the hope to improve the appearance of their acne scars, you just have to find what works the best for you.
That being said, here are 5 ways we recommend to treat acne scars. Take a look at these and decide for yourself what is best for your skin. If you can’t decide or don’t know, please contact Luminessence to get expert consultation on how to treat your acne scars.
1. Home skincare
First and foremost, figuring out what you can do at home is extremely beneficial and convenient for you. Sunscreen and medicated creams can help tremendously. Sunscreen helps limit contrast between he scarred and unscarred skin, while these medicated creams contain elements that help in similar ways too.
2. Soft tissue fillers
Collagen, fat, and other substances can also help with scarred skin. By re-plumping the skin, essentially, this can make the scars less noticeable. However, please keep in mind that these are temporary results so there is a need for repeat treatments to keep the less-scarred looking skin.
3. Chemical peel
A Chemical peel is made to remove the top layer of skin, therefore minimizing the scar depth. These are definitely made for deeper scars, and you can maintain results by doing mild and medium peels. However, keep in mind you can only have one deep peel, which is the first treatment primarily, and some side effects include color-changing skin. This is most impactful for darker skin types.
4. Skin needling
Your doctor will use a needle-studded device over the skin to stimulate collagen. Collagen = bouncy and full skin! This has minimal risk of skin discoloring, but results are subtle so multiple treatments are more than likely needed.
Lastly, dermabrasion is also reserved for more severe acne scars. It removes the top layer of skin by using a rotating brush or other similar devices. Surface scars can be completely removed, whereas deeper scars can be less noticeable. However, some side effects include skin discoloring and procedural scarring.
No matter what your skin needs are, there are many ways to treat acne scarring. We understand that this can be a huge source of insecurity for people, so we are here to help. Just remember that you are beautiful no matter what, and there is no need to conform to beauty standards to feel your best!