Treating scars left behind by active acne

Posted on 12 Feb, 2012

Unfortunately, even once active acne has been treated and has subsided, it can leave behind unpleasant reminders in the shape of acne scarring. These scars can take various forms, but are usually pitted due to the loss of tissue caused by infection. They can also leave the skin looking reddened; this change in colour is a result of the inflammation of the blemishes.

While scars can fade in colour over time, once tissue loss has occurred it is not replaced. This means that the surface of the skin remains uneven with depressed areas. They can be difficult to conceal and can cause considerable distress to those affected.

Microdermabrasion, laser and ultra sound therapy can help to provide enormous improvements to the appearance of the skin: the damaged superficial layers of skin are gently and uniformly removed, revealing the new, younger skin beneath. The laser then stimulates healing and the production of collagen.

Certain skin care products can also help to reduce the redness of the scars and encourage healing. Rose E oil is well-known for its regenerative properties and for the fact that it contains high levels of active ingredients. High in essential fatty acids, it has been proven to reduce scar tissue.