How to tackle acne scarring

Posted on 14 Jan, 2012

The relief at finding a treatment for your active acne that actually works may be diminished when you realise that once the inflammation has subsided, you are left with pitted marks on your face that won’t go away.

Acne scars tend to assume this pitted appearance because the infection associated with acne actually destroys skin tissue which can’t be replaced during the healing process. Acne scarring can also be different in colour from the surrounding skin, as the inflammation leaves behind a redness that can take years to subside.

Make-up can camouflage this change in pigmentation, but it is more difficult to disguise the bumpy surface of the skin. This is where microdermabrasion and laser treatment can help. Microdermabrasion is a form of deep skin exfoliation that removes the damaged superficial layers of skin to reveal smoother, healthy skin beneath.

The act of gently removing the dead and damaged skin cells also stimulates the production of new skin cells, and the laser that is applied after exfoliation encourages the production of collagen and new skin cells.
The result is improved skin texture and appearance, with a more even skin tone. There’s no need to live with the reminders of your acne any longer!