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We’ve all been there – scrubs, tears, every trick in the online skin bible in our pursuit in removing unwanted acne scars. To understand how skin treatments can resurface your skin back to smoothness, we explore the different types of acne scars and which treatments are best suited in the pursuit for your skin’s smoother future. Commonly associated with each other but fundamentally not the same, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation and acne scars are both visible, textural results that are often left behind from acne.
What is post inflammatory hyperpigmentation?
Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs when there’s discolouration left on the skin. It’s a flat area that ranges in colour from red to pink, brown or purple dependant on your skin tone. From disruptions in the healing process of wounds, rashes and pimples, inflammation arises from the trauma caused to the skin. When the skin heats up too much, melanin is produced, leaving a darker colour. Not to despair, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation fades over time. However, if you have an event or just want to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, certain skin treatments can help in smoothing out the skin tone and texture such as Skin Needling using the innovative DermaPen technology. A motorised head containing micro needles safely punctures the skin, to trigger cellular repair and renewal to effectively reduce the appearance of an uneven complexion, scarring and your skin’s texture.
Atrophic scars appears as a depressed indentation in the skin as a result of a loss in skin tissue. The three common types of atrophic scars are: boxcar scars, rolling scars and ice pick scars. This occurs when there’s an excess in collagen which results in a raised scar which is pink when fresh before fading to match your skin colour.
How can I stop acne scars from forming in the first place?
As tempting it is to pick your skin, the regret lasts longer than the immediate satisfaction from picking at these scars. Here are several reasons why:
- Introduction of more bacteria
- Aggravation of the skin
- Formation of acne scars
On top of cleansing your face daily, exfoliating 2-3 times a week can reduce your chances of developing acne. Acne vulgaris, also known as “common acne” appears as whiteheads, blackheads and pimples on the face and is caused predominantly by:
- Build up of dead skin cells
- Excessive production of oil on the face
- Build up of bacteria on the face
Regular Microdermabrasion treatments works by removing the buildup of dead skin cells, leaving you with a decongested pores, evening out your skin tone and texture. With minimal downtime, you’ll have fresh and glowing skin in as quick as 10 minutes. A skin treat whilst you’re on your lunch break? Count me in!
Spent so much on creams that don’t work? We can relate.
Skin treatments such as the Acne Beta Peel + LED Light Therapy targets stubborn acne causing bacteria beneath the surface of your skin, allowing you to spend more time and money on the things you want! The Acne Beta Peel uses a combination of Salicylic Acid and Dioic Acid to target acne causing bacteria, effectively reducing the risk of future scarring as well as addressing
- Clogged pores
- Blocked comedones
- Reducing inflammation and redness
- Evening out your skin tone
- Reduces the risk of future break outs
Combined with the healing properties from the LED Light Therapy treatment accelerates the healing process by stimulating the skin’s cells, the Acne Beta Peel penetrates deep to target acne causing bacteria, resetting your skin for a fresh start to the day.
Book in a complimentary consultation with our passionate team of therapists and start your journey to a clearer complexion.
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