Put down the color correcting concealer, and let’s get real on how to get rid of those acne scars for good. According to dermatologists, estheticians, and our mothers, it is not good to pop the pimples on our faces. Why? Because it causes the area to become more inflamed, forces debris deeper into follicles, and increases your chances of developing scars.
An inflamed acne pimple happens when the pore becomes engorged with excess sebum, dead skin cells, bacteria and, often, pus. Next thing you know, you’re standing in front of the mirror debating if a pimple is “ready” to pop.
There are 5 treatments listed below to help you start getting rid of those scars:
*Before using any treatments below, please consult with your dermatologists for the best results for you. PWS is not responsible for any challenges you may/may not encounter*
- Dermal Fillers
A tiny amount can temporarily plump and smooth over any skin craters left behind from acne. According to Dr. Anjali Mahto in Britain, “Dermal fillers are very good for indented scars. However, depending on the type of filler you use, the treatment will need to be repeated at regular intervals – most probably every six months to maintain results.” Your skins initial reaction may be to bruise, swell or turn red but be patient and you will see a difference in a few hours. Dermal fillers aren’t as pricey as some others listed and it is relatively non-invasive and pain free.
For those with a low pain threshold, this treatment may not be the one for you. While it’s not torture, it is a tad uncomfortable to sit through but the results will make you forget all about that! Microdermabrasion involves using a jet of abrasive crystals to exfoliate the skin. It is known to help remove stubborn marks on most skin types, but as with anything relating to exfoliating, you may want to stay on the filler or SPF side if you have sensitive skin. It may be too harsh for your fragile skin to handle, and leave it angrily red.
- Chemical Peels
Chemical peels have come a long way, and you can now (at a lower dosage) use them in your own bathroom. From whiteheads to blackheads, acids are a top problem solver if you choose the right peel. AHAs and BHAs have become a staple in the most skin lovers routines because they tackle an array of skin issues. If you don’t know what those acids stand for, look out for our next post in beauty 😉 Glycolic acid is the most popular when it comes to AHAs, and it is known as the most potent when it comes to exfoliating. When it comes to BHAs, salicylic acid is the most commonly used. Good news for sensitive skin sufferers, this one is for you. It helps calm redness and inflammation, which is helpful to get rid of blemishes.
- Wear SPF
We all know hoe helpful SPF is when we’re out on the beach or on our way to the zoo, but I’m sure you were unaware that it is one of the simplest ways to solve all your skin troubles. Not only does it protect against sun damage, but it helps avoid the more long term risk of skin cancer and the marks it can leave on your skin.
- Skincare with Niacinamide
Niacinamide is the magical treatment that can tackle everything from wrinkles, acne, rosacea, and pigmentation. It is a form of vitamin B3 and although it’s been popular with dermatologists for decades, it just hit the mainstream for skin care. It not only tackles the spots and scarring, it helps without irritating the skin.