Best Acne Scar Treatment Methods
Acne and acne breakouts are frustrating skin conditions that some people must unfortunately live with their entire adult lives. Even more detrimental is acne scarring, which can adversely impact every aspect of a person’s life, including social, professional and romantic.
People with acne scars, also called pockmarks or craters, are prone to trying every treatment under the sun with the goal of healing and smoothing their skin. People scrub and exfoliate and douse their problem areas in harsh chemicals or even undergo surgical procedures only to end up back at square one with deep, noticeable acne scars.
It’s time to take a proactive approach to treating acne scars, one that uses state-of-the-art technologies and provides safe and effective treatment. Let’s begin by exploring the basics of acne scarring. Next, we’ll look at traditional methods most of which only work in the mildest cases. Lastly, we’ll introduce you to two Silk’n products, the ReVit Prestige and the Blue Acne Eliminator Device.
Remember, acne scars are treatable. They don’t have to be a life sentence.
What is Acne Scarring?
Acne scarring boils down to severe cases of acne breakouts that deeply penetrate the skin and, in the process, damage the infected and sometimes surrounding tissue.
The first step is to determine what type of acne scars you have because no treatment works across the board.
Here are the different types:
- Boxcar Acne Scars: U-shaped scars complete with sharp edges. The shallower they are the more susceptible they are to treatment.
- Ice Pick Acne Scars: V-shaped scars that are known for how deep they go into skin. They often look like small round holes like the remnants from chickenpox. They are tough to treat because they burrow far below skin’s surface.
- Rolling Acne Scars: this type of acne scarring has rounded edges and an appearance that suggests rolling. Are generally less visible from a distance.
- Raised Acne Scars: Most commonly found on the chest and back. They are raised above skin’s surface and can be caused by an influx of collagen produced during the healing process.
- Dark Spots: This is categorized as being more adjacent to acne scarring. It is a degree of discoloration (purple, red or brown) left after a zit is gone. The good news is that dark spots can heal on their own after some time so don’t worry too much.
Acne scarring ranges in grades that span from mild to severe:
- Grade 1 Scarring: mainly refers to discoloration on skin’s surface. Infected areas will look flat and either pink or brown. Common treatment options include products containing retinol or vitamin C.
- Grade 2 Scarring: this is also scarring that is localized to the surface. Skin is thickened and there is a noticeable lack of radiance. Common treatment options include chemical peels or microdermabrasion to spur collagen production.
- Grade 3 Scarring: moderate scarring that is visible and not easily covered up by makeup. Common treatments include neurotoxins or, in some cases, a surgical procedure like subcision.
- Grade 4 Scarring: the most severe scarring. It is visible from far distances and required the most in-depth care. Common treatments also include neurotoxins or surgical options.
It bears repeating that each type is treatable with proper diagnosis, the right treatment plan and level of commitment. Some simply take longer than others so be patient.
Silk’n offers acne and skincare solutions that have worked wonders for over a decade. These devices harness advanced technologies to create the most effective and convenient at-home treatments on the market.
The Award-winning ReVit Prestige microdermabrasion device is your best weapon against acne scarring and your ticket to flawless skin. In only minutes, this device revitalizes skin, making it look younger. Additionally, it improves skin tone, increases elasticity while stimulating the production of new cells and promotes better blood circulation.
By deploying powerful, modern microdermabrasion technology, the ReVit Prestige revitalizes skin in just 10 to 15 minutes. This device visibly improves skin health, delivering results that trump those promised by competing products.
It comes with three diamond treatment tips to optimize your exfoliation efforts and can be used all over your face and body, including hard to reach areas like eyes, nose and mouth. The results each time is a healthy and radiant complexion.
Then there’s the Blue Acne Eliminator device that’s been designed to treat recurring acne and reduce future pimple breakouts. Using blue light technology, this product attacks acne at the source by drying out oil-producing glands. Another benefit of this is that it helps reduce acne causing bacteria without expensive ointments, creams and cleansers that provide short-term results.
The Blue acne eliminator is superior to other acne treatments due to its ability to treat different forms of acne, including scarring. It’s non-invasive and doesn’t require you to slather harsh chemicals on skin that’s sensitive due to acne and blemishes. The Blue has built in features that ensure you can safely treat your acne. No other product on the market is as easy to use and provides the results the Blue offers.
These products are essential to achieving your goal of acne-free skin. They help people who have struggled with breakouts and scarring for years. Many people see better results by pairing the ReVit Prestige with the Blue. The ReVit will exfoliate skin and eradicate dead cells while the Blue targets acne to make sure that treated skin remains clear.
Traditional Acne Treatment Methods
Outside of having a shaman try to lift a curse, people go to great lengths to rid themselves of acne scarring. It is recommended to consult with a dermatologist and allow them to guide you toward a treatment plan that will give you the best odds of success. Additionally, a dermatologist must diagnose your skin condition as acne scarring, narrowing the options so you don’t waste your time and money.
Even if you work with a dermatologist, many treatments will still be conducted in the privacy of your home and will be unsupervised. This means you need to understand and follow directions and be comfortable on your own.
Popular at-home and clinical acne scar treatments include:
- Alpha Hydroxy Acids: this is found in most acne medication so it’s usually where people first turn. It removes dead skin cells and unclogs pores. It doesn’t really heal scars but can reduce their visibility.
- Lactic Acid Peels: this is a treatment performed by a dermatologist once every two weeks for about three months. It is known to improve the texture and pigmentation of skin while lowering the visibility of scars.
- Retinoid: a chemical compound related to Vitamin A that can smooth scars and restore complexion via a process of cell regeneration. The downside is that it can make skin extremely sensitive to the sun so pair with sunscreen.
- Chemical Peels: a strong acid that removes the top layer of skin to treat deeper scars. Milder versions are available for at-home use.
- Microneedling: this popular method might seem out there but it’s quite safe. It uses small needled-studded rollers or pens to treat scars by puncturing numbed skin. The idea is that as skin heals it produces collagen that will eliminate scars altogether.
In the most severe cases, people can opt for elective surgical procedures like subcision. This is for the most severe and stubborn cases, and while it can result in smaller scars the improvement can still be worthwhile. Only pursue when recommended by a medical professional and only after other options have failed.
Take the First Step Today!
No one should be saddled with acne scarring their entire life. It’s time to commit to a routine that will produce the results you want. Explore the features and benefits of the ReVit Prestige to understand why it was recently named a Beauty Disruptor by The Kit.
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