lighten acne scars

5 Ways to Lighten Acne Scars

There are many ways to lighten acne scars, from natural DIY home remedies to state-of-the-art laser scar treatments at Paad Wellness. Acne scarring can lower our confidence and leave us feeling discouraged and self-conscious without makeup on.

The different types of acne scars are often confused.

Acne Scars

Deep textured pits in the skin after a pimple has healed, often called ice-pick scars. They are places in the skin where the collagen has been damaged. Treatments range from laser collagen-producing treatments, to treatments involving dermal fillers.

 

Acne Marks

The dark marks left over after a pimple has healed, taking 3-6 months to go away. These marks are simply post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation that can easily be treated over time using retinoids, skin brighteners, and laser treatments for pigmentation.

 

How Do We Lighten Acne Marks?

 

  1. Chemical Peels
    Your facialist can give you a chemical peel which will gently allow the surface layer of dead, dull and marked skin to peel away. This is a treatment that is best done by a professional, avoid at-home peeling treatments.
  2. Lightening Products
    Lightening products containing Niacinamide or vitamin C can help to brighten the skin and lighten red or dark acne marks. Vitamin C speeds up healing time as it is essential to the creation of new connection tissue, promoting collagen production and reducing redness.
  3. Laser Therapy
    At Paad Wellness, we offer laser therapy for the treatment of vascular and pigmented lesions. This treatment is minimally invasive, natural, and will help lighten your pigmented acne marks.
  4. Regular Exfoliation
    Regularly exfoliating with a high quality chemical exfoliant will ensure your skin gets the pampering it deserves. Chemical exfoliants are gentle and non-abrasive (unlike bead exfoliants) giving you less control and stopping you from roughly rubbing your skin. They eat away at the top layer of dead skin and over time, will begin to lighten your acne marks.

 

Get in touch with Paad Wellness to book an appointment for a laser acne treatment, or learn more about how to lighten acne scars.

 

 

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