We’ve all struggled with acne at some point in our lives. Sometimes, acne can leave behind scars. Acne scars can be very annoying, and they can be very stubborn. They can affect our overall appearance and even hinder our self-confidence.
Nothing makes you feel more confident than stepping out of the house with a blemish-free face. The good news is that with facial treatments, acne scars can be dramatically improved or eliminated altogether.
However, before you can begin treatment, it’s a good idea to first eliminate any acne you currently have with a good skincare routine, since new breakouts might result in new acne scars.
How Do Acne Scars Form?
When you have a breakout and it penetrates the skin deeply and destroys the tissues beneath it, scars may occur. It’s critical to identify the type of scar you have before attempting to treat it. Facial treatments can vary depending upon the type of acne scar and some facials are better for certain types of skin and acne scars than others. Let’s look at the types of acne scars.
To begin with, we have atrophic scars. This is the most common type of acne scar, and the face is the most prevalent site for atrophic scars. A depressed scar is visible beneath the surface of the skin. They occur when your face does not produce enough collagen during the healing process of a wound. There are three types of this kind of scar. There is the boxcar, the ice pick, and the rolling type.
Then there are the hypertrophic or raised scars. Unlike the atrophic scar that occurs when there is less collagen, this type of scar occurs when there is too much collagen during the healing process of acne and this collagen rises above the surface of the skin surrounding the acne, forming a raised scar.
We also have very common dark spots. It really isn’t considered a scar because they are just purple, brown, or red discolorations that are left behind after a pimple is completely healed. They do not pose much of a problem because even without any form of treatment, they fade away on their own as long as you are using a good skincare routine.
Treatment Of Acne Scars
Treating acne scars can be tricky so make sure you seek out the advice of a highly trained skincare expert. They can assist you in determining the best strategy for lessening the look of your scars and be sure that the impressions on your skin are actually acne scars rather than another skin condition.
When shopping for skincare products be sure to also check other active ingredients in the product, so that you do not get a product that will irritate your skin.
Another important consideration is sunscreen. And we really do not say this enough, but a majority of our skincare problems would be solved if we used sunscreen as much as was necessary. It’s critical to apply sunscreen on scars every day. Scars can darken or become more visible as a result of exposure to the sun.
Facials And Spa Treatments For Acne Scars
You may notice that your skin is not responding to skincare products. This might mean that you have to consider visiting a skincare professional so that they can recommend a treatment plan for you. When looking for an expert make sure you can trust them and that they have a track record of treating the type of acne scars you have, some of the treatment methods they can provide include the following.
If you are worried about your acne scars, especially if they are the deep-rooted kind that has refused to go away then dermaplaning might just be the procedure you need. Because it removes the top layer of your skin, or the stratum corneum, dermaplaning is especially good for acne scar reduction. This procedure makes use of the principle behind shaving, and it is literally the shaving off of dead skin cells and scar tissues. To achieve this, a sterile blade is used at a 45 degree angle to gently scrape off these tissues. This procedure has minimal risks and is suitable for all skin types. Dermaplaning works better when it is done in combination with some of our products from Eminence Organics.
Refining Signature Facial
This facial is meant with you in mind. The goal is for you to get a facial made just for you. You get to choose the intent and focus of the facial. So, in this case you will be getting special treatment for acne scars from our experts. These signature facials also have dermaplaning as one of the procedures, which means you get to look better and feel better about your appearance.
Our deep exfoliation procedure, which begins with dermaplaning and continues with our organic peels, removes acne scars and prepares the skin for our moisturizer, instantly giving you younger, healthier skin. We also use completely eco-friendly products from Eminence Organics, so you do not have to worry about skin reactions.
Acne scars may be something about your appearance that you want to improve and there are several treatments that can help them fade away. With help from a skincare expert, you can find the best treatment to help minimize their appearance.
The best approach to avoid an acne scar is to avoid acne altogether. So, try and prevent the occurrence of acne in the first place.
Our expert aestheticians at Greentoes in Tucson will be able to help you correct acne scars. They will evaluate your skin and provide you with the facial treatments that can benefit you most. They will even recommend gentle and effective natural skincare products that you can use to maintain healthy skin at home.