We all want to look and feel our best, both inside and out, every day. But for those who have suffered acne throughout their life and still show their physical scars that can be easier said than done. While it’s most prominent in adolescence, acne scarring can actually affect skin at any age. Scarring can affect not just a person’s physical appearance but also their self-confidence.
Scars are can appear to be normal skin color or dark. Acne scars are permanent textural changes and indentations that occur on the skin because of severe acne. As the bumps and lumps of active acne come and go, it often leaves our skin red, irritated, inflamed, uneven and, pigmented. This is what we call acne scarring.
When acne breakouts penetrate the skin deeply, they damage the skin and the tissue beneath it. As the acne clears, the body tries to repair this damage. During the healing process, the body produces collagen a substance that gives the skin support. If the body produces too little or too much collagen, you will see a scar. This collagen can stay in place permanently, creating acne scarring. In some cases, the result is not a true scar, but simply an excess of pigmentation. This may fade away over a few months or years – it generally isn’t permanent as with other acne scars.
Before getting treatment for acne scars, it is important to clear your acne. New acne breakouts can lead to new acne scars. Having acne also means that your skin is inflamed which will reduce the effectiveness of acne scar treatment. Luckily, we have a range of holistically active acne and acne scarring treatments to help get to the source of the problem and give you and your skin its confidence & radiance back!
We create individual programs for each client to treat a range of problems including active acne and acne scarring. The shape and depth of your acne scars, as well as your skin type, will determine which acne scar treatment, or combination of treatments, is best for you. As most people have a variety of scar shapes and depths, more than one type of treatment may be necessary to deliver the best possible result.
Book a skin consultation to determine the correct treatment and product for your skin type and condition.