When it comes to dealing with breakouts, the woes of acne can last a lot longer than the initial blemish. If you're dealing with breakouts and have asked yourself, "How do I get rid of acne scars?" we're here to help! While acne scars can be challenging to treat, with the right arsenal of products, some time, and a little patience, you can reduce the appearance of acne and the severity of breakouts.
In this blog post, we're discussing some of our favorite treatments and products to get rid of acne scars and marks. Keep reading to learn more about treating acne scars and breakouts.
One of our favorite treatments to reduce the appearance of acne scarring is HydraFacial. This is because it utilizes a multi-prong approach to not only heal acne scars but also reduce future breakouts. HydraFacial's patented hydradermabrasion technique buffs away the outermost layer of dead skin to cleanse it of impurities and excess sebum. Because HydraFacila offers a range of specialized serums, it is easy to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your specific skincare concerns. For clients who wish to reduce acne scarring, we recommend a serum that targets discoloration and inflammation, such as one that contains Vitamin C. Vitamin C can help fade discoloration caused by acne scarring and brighten the skin.
LED masks provide a quick, painless way to address stubborn acne scarring. These innovative devices utilize Light Emitting Diode (LED) technology, emitting varying wavelengths of light onto the skin. Each color provides a distinct therapeutic benefit—blue and red lights are particularly effective for reducing acne and treating scarring.
Blue light can be used to target and neutralize acne-causing bacteria, preventing further breakouts, while red light penetrates deeper, stimulating collagen production, which is essential for repairing and renewing damaged skin cells. The increased collagen and localized blood flow, produced by the red light, work together to diminish the appearance of acne scarring, promoting a smoother and more even skin texture. We recommend integrating LED mask sessions into your skincare routine to manage acne breakouts and help reduce scarring.
Microchanneling, also known as micro-needling, is an ultra-effective treatment for acne scarring. It utilizes the skin's intrinsic ability to self-repair when subjected to microscopic damage. The procedure involves the use of a specialized device that creates tiny channels in the top layer of the skin. This controlled injury triggers the body's wound-healing response, prompting the production of collagen and elastin, which are pivotal in maintaining skin elasticity and firmness. This enhanced collagen production also works to reduce acne scarring, as it aids in the gradual filling in and smoothing out of the scar depressions. Moreover, by creating micro-channels, the treatment also facilitates better penetration of topical serums and actives, ensuring that nourishing ingredients can reach deeper skin layers to amplify the healing and regeneration process. With consistent and professionally guided treatments, microchanneling can significantly reduce the appearance of acne scars and create a smoother, more uniform skin surface.
If you're battling breakouts and acne scarring, we can help. Click here to schedule your personalized and strategic skincare treatment with one of our licensed estheticians.