If you have acne, one of your biggest concerns may be acne scarring, which may appear if you pick or squeeze the pimples. Even if you keep your hands to yourself during a breakout, you may still wonder how to prevent potential acne scarring.
The good news is there are products you can use at home to prevent acne scars from appearing. For more dramatic results, professional treatments can reveal clearer, smoother skin.
Prevent acne-scarring at home
Before applying any treatments, at home or in a professional setting, always start with a clean face. A gentle, effective cleanser will clear your pores and prevent future breakouts. It’ll also make it easier for your skin to absorb the active ingredients in the products you’ll apply.
Simply Brilliant Brightening Serum reduces the appearance of dark spots and discolouration. This includes existing acne scarring, and prevents new problem spots from appearing. This creates a more even, smoother and brighter skin tone.
A big part of prevention includes repairing existing damage. Defy Age Management Exfoliator is a nighttime treatment that contains nourishing alpha hydroxy acids to slough away dead skin cells and replenish and repair your complexion. It also restores the skin’s natural barrier function to keep skin well-moisturised.
Define Vitamin A Resurfacing Treatment is a nighttime treatment that restores the skin’s natural barrier function. It also stimulates the production of healing collagen, elastin, and glycosaminoglycans. It also contains Retinol, which helps stimulate cell turnover. The increased cell turnover may prevent acne scarring and reduces the appearance of existing scars.
Boost the effectiveness of the products you use with a dose of vitamin C. Pure C Mixing Crystals are a non-irritating and stable form of vitamin C that is easily absorbed by the skin. Pure C is not only essential for the synthesis of collagen and elastin, but it also may regulate pigmentation and prevent environmental damage.
Professional treatments to prevent acne-scarring
For more intense acne scarring or if you wish to see more dramatic results, book an office visit. Before you arrive at your appointment, prepare your skin with the Treatment Prep 4-Piece Essential Kit. It contains two of the products listed above (Simply Brilliant and Define) as well as Purity Clean, an exfoliating cleanser, and Hydrate+ SPF17, a lightweight moisturiser. Use it prior to your appointment so your skin is prepared for your treatment.
To heal acne scarring, we recommend Benefit Peel Treatment. Although it’s suitable for all skin types, Benefit Peel is a moderate depth epidermal peel that not only stimulates cell turnover, but it also boosts collagen synthesis. It’s formulated with vitamins A & C to help remodel the skin and strengthen it from deep down. Additionally, the treatment regulates sebum and helps to restore your skin’s natural barrier function. Contact us to learn more and to schedule an appointment for Benefit Peel Treatment.