Acne scarring is caused by the body effectively putting "too much effort" into healing the wounds caused by acne.
How to prevent Acne Scars
Stay out of the sun. Exposing scars to the sun can cause them to darken and slow the healing process. Ultraviolet rays stimulate melanocytes (pigment-producing cells), leading to further discoloration.
Before heading outdoors, put on a broad-spectrum sunscreen with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or higher. Broad-spectrum sunscreen protects against both ultraviolet A (long-wave) and ultraviolet B (shortwave) rays.
Don't pick and squeeze. Scars, which are made mainly of collagen, are your body's way of repairing itself. Acne scars are typically indented because of collagen loss from intense inflammation.
Picking leads to more inflammation and injury of your skin, which add to the discoloration and scarring. Squeezing or trying to pop a pimple causes pus and bacteria to filter deeper into the skin, bringing on more collagen damage.
How to treat Acne Scarring?
If you see signs that your acne is leaving a scar on your skin, you don't have to grin and bear it. There are lots of ways to heal your scars and keep new ones from forming.
We offer a wide range of acne scar treatments but they all work towards the same goal of removing the external layers of the scar tissue cells, leaving the scar either heavily faded or completely removed.
Treatments for Acne Scarring Available:
- The Perfect Peel
- Genuine Dermer Pen
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