Skincare professionals offer advice for reducing the appearance of acne scarring
At Renude we understand that acne scarring can have a significant impact on a person's self-esteem and body image. There are numerous treatment options available for reducing the appearance of acne scars. Consulting with a skincare professional or Renude aesthetician can help identify the most suitable treatment for specific scar types and skin conditions.
Acne scarring refers to the marks or indentations left behind after acne breakouts. There are two types of acne scars: atrophic scars (depressed or pitted scars) and hypertrophic scars (raised scars). It's important to note that acne scars are a result of inflammation and damage to the skin's collagen fibers.
In most cases, complete removal of acne scarring may not be possible. Factors such as deep pitted scars or the skin's natural healing ability can limit the effectiveness of treatments. However, some improvement is often achievable, even if complete removal is not feasible. It's important to have realistic expectations and consult with a dermatologist to explore the best options for your specific situation.
Establish a regular skincare routine that includes gentle cleansing, exfoliation, and moisturising. Use non-comedogenic (non-pore-clogging) products suitable for your skin type. Avoid harsh scrubbing, as it can irritate the skin and worsen scarring.
Ingredients like retinoids, or alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) can aid in reducing the appearance of acne scars. However, their effectiveness varies, and it's always best to get the expertise of a professional to get personalised recommendations.
Retinoids: These can help smooth both raised and indented scars when used consistently over several months. They can also improve post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
AHAs (alpha hydroxy acids): AHAs can even skin tone, improve radiance and smooth an uneven surface.
Sunscreen: Wearing sunscreen can help to prevent further damage to our collagen and helps with discolouration in the skin.
Everyone’s skin is different, and the time it takes to reduce the appearance of acne scars varies depending on the severity of the scarring, the chosen treatments, and individual factors. Mild scarring may show improvement within a few months, while more severe scarring may take several months or years.
If you would like to speak to a Renude aesthetician about your acne scarring or feel like you know someone who could benefit from a free video consultation with a skincare specialist, you can take the quick skin quiz now!
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