We all know that acne can be a frustrating skin condition to experience at any age but the scars left behind can be ever more frustrating to deal with. The good news is that acne scars and subsequent skin discoloration can be treated.
Post-acne marks are stubborn, and no single treatment is best for everyone. However, there are in-office skin treatments that can be done to lessen their appearance and help you feel more confident in your skin.
Scars are formed when a breakout penetrates the skin deeply and damages the tissues beneath it. Scars happen because your body is trying to repair the acne. How your unique body responds to a wound determines if and how much scarring you’ll have.
The process of repair includes the creation of collagen. If there’s too much collagen then raised scars appear. Other scarring is caused by the loss of tissue, which creates pits or indentations in the skin.
You may also notice skin discoloration, which is a common side effect of the acne healing process where the skin around an acne lesion changes color from your natural skin tone and is left discolored after the acne has healed.
People with darker skin types are at a higher risk of developing discolouration as darker skin produces more pigment after it has been damaged than lighter skin, meaning that discolouration is more likely.
If you have had acne or skin blemishes, then you have probably tried many products to treat the scars and pigmentation that follow. These may include retinoids, creams and over the counter topicals. Treating acne scars and pigmentation is usually not one size fits all. Varying levels of scarring and pigmentation can require a combination of cosmetic procedures to achieve the best results. These may include chemical peels, laser treatment, microneedling, light therapy, various other procedures and surgery, in some cases.
Most have experienced struggling with post-acne marks but we are here to tell you that you don’t have to. Yes, scars and pigmentation are normal, but if you want to lessen their appearance there are effective treatment options.
We at Vitality Medical Center are committed to treating your skincare needs with our cosmetic services that include PRP therapy, fillers, and fibroblast procedures. If you are interested in learning more about our services and how we can address your skincare concerns, then book a consultation today at our location in Tustin.