Acne scars don’t have to be permanent

Posted on 05 Jan, 2012

Although active acne can be a terrible affliction that can cause considerable distress to those who suffer from it, the scars it leaves behind can be even harder to deal with.

As the inflammation and redness subsides, they can leave hyper pigmented and pitted skin behind that is difficult to hide. Acne can permanently damage skin tissue and even destroy it, thus causing the scarring so typical of acne.

While the hyper pigmentation may fade over a period of time, once tissue has been destroyed, it will not be replaced and the pitted appearance remains. Some specialist concealers and make up can help to make the affected skin look smoother, but this can be time-consuming, and results can vary.

If you are suffering from the after-effects of active acne, then consider a treatment that will not only reduce the residual redness of the damaged skin, but also improve its texture and appearance.

Microdermabrasion is a form of deep exfoliation which gently and uniformly removes the damaged superficial layers of skin to remove new skin beneath. The treatment also helps to stimulate the renewal of the skin’s surface, and the subsequent use of a laser provides a boost in collagen and new skin cell production.