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Acne Scars: Choosing the Right Treatment for Your Skin Type

While in-clinic treatments are the most effective way of improving acne scarring, there is no single miracle treatment that will work for everyone. One of the ways you can ensure that you get the best results from any acne scar treatment is by making sure that you choose the right one for your skin type.  

Sensitive Skin

Likely to be irritated by some of the more intensive acne scar treatments, you’ll need to look for a treatment that will effectively treat your scarring without aggravating your sensitive skin. An ideal treatment for anyone with sensitive skin would be our Marine Peel Treatment.

Unlike traditional peels which contain harsh chemicals and abrasives, our Marine Peel Treatment is entirely natural and free from ingredients that would normally make peels unsuitable for use on sensitive skin. Containing powerful natural actives derived from botanicals, the treatment is a gentle yet effective alternative to traditional peels.

Because the ingredients in the Marine Peel Treatment work with your skin in order to repair and strengthen it, it is suitable for use even on sensitive skin, and also contains ingredients to hydrate and nourish your skin to minimise any discomfort caused by the peeling effect.        

Dry Skin

As many acne scar treatments can initially leave the skin feeling tight, if you already have dry skin you will have to be especially mindful of choosing one which won’t further dry out your skin. Another option is to change your skincare routine accordingly, using more deeply moisturising products to counteract any potential dryness that you might experience as a result of any acne scar treatments.

Dark Skin Tones

Finding the right acne scar treatment for your skin type is especially important if you have a darker skin tone. Both acne and acne scarring affect deeper skin tones differently than they do lighter complexions. As a response to the inflammation caused by acne, the body produces melanin during the healing proces. In darker skin tones it can often produce too much melanin, leading to not only scarring but also PIH (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation).

While all skin tones can develop PIH, black and Asian skin is particularly susceptible for it, and will most likely require an acne scar treatment plan that will deal with both the scarring and any associated pigmentation issues.

With over 18 years of experience in treating a variety of skin concerns on darker skin tones, we understand the specialist knowledge and care needed to treat acne scarring on darker skin tones. Our Derma White Treatment is specially designed to treat the PIH which often accompanies scarring and delivers a brighter and more even skin tone without the harsh bleaching agents that can often aggravate darker skin.

If you’re unsure about which acne scar treatments will be suitable for your skin type, take advantage of our free consultation, where one of our skin experts will work with you to put together a tailor-made treatment plan.