There are many treatments and products in the market made to treat acne. Similarly, there is a meaningful amount to also treat the post acne scarring. There’s different types of scars that acne can leave on the skin. One of the most common ones is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH). Another very common type of acne scarring is pitted scars, these are indented in the skin and can be difficult to treat.
Chemical peels are a cosmetic facial treatment that involves different chemicals applied to the skin in order to remove top layers off the skin. Some of the chemicals used for this treatment include glycolic, lactic, mandelic, azeleic acids, etc. These ingredients give the skin a nice exfoliation as well as help to brighten PIH.
This is a skin microneedling procedure that uses small needles to pierce the skin for the purpose of stimulating the skin. Mild trauma from tiny micro-needles stimulate the skin to produce new collagen and elastin. As a result, a smoother, firmer, more toned skin is revealed. This is a useful technique to treat scars, wrinkles and large pores. Topical anesthesia is applied to the skin to ensure a pain free experience.
At Home Skincare
Using a toner with salicylic acid and/or glycolic acid nightly can help to reduce both pitted scars as well as PIH over time. Using a retinol nightly is also a good product to use nightly to renew skin cells faster. During the day time, it can be useful to use a vitamin C serum due to its antioxidant and brighting properties.