Acne 101: Acne scars

 

Dark marks from past acne and/or red scarring, especially if left untreated, can be visible on your face for years after active breakouts and blemishes are gone. Unfortunately, post-acne marks and scars are all too common for anyone who has suffered from acne. Do you have marks on your face that won’t go away? Whether you have red scarring, dark marks, or textured scars, there are treatments to minimize the appearance and even completely diminish your scars.

What to do!!!???

PREVENTION is the best remedy, just as it is for most skin concerns. If you currently suffer from acne breakouts and blemishes, there are steps you can take to prevent.

#1 RULE in preventing scars is to NEVER PICK at your skin.

Picking at your skin or popping your pimples can turn a temporary skin blemish into a permanent scar or dark spot, especially if you’re prone to hyperpigmentation.

Try as hard as you can to resist touching, picking or popping any pimples or blemishes that crop up. Instead, topically treat your blemishes with a spot treatment and call your esthetician who is trained in treating your acne.

Other than spot treatments, the right daily home-care is necessary if you currently suffer from acne. The quicker you and your esthetician manage your skin care treatment, the less chance you have of scarring. Your esthetician can help you do this effectively and as quickly and correctly as possible!

Sometimes, even if you try your best to prevent it, you can still end up with acne marks.

Are there different treatments to deal with marks vs. scars? Yes – to see how to deal with the two different types of acne marks and scars please look for my next post about this.

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