Acne can be a distressing condition, both when it is active and later when scarring has been caused by the acne itself or incorrect management.
The good news is, there are several modern treatment methods that can fix acne, prevent scars, and even reverse scarring altogether.
This article explores tips for treating acne and preventing scars and looks at some of the best professional techniques for undoing the damage that acne might have caused.
The way our skin looks has a huge impact on the way we feel, which is why acne can be so debilitating when it is active. The right treatments can leave you feeling empowered about your acne, putting you back in control of your skin.
The best way to deal with acne is to have a personalised skincare consultation, as this gives me an opportunity to figure out exactly how to treat your acne and prevent further breakouts. As a fully certified medical practitioner, I can examine the severity of your case and prescribe the most appropriate treatments, including a bespoke skincare programme to keep your skin clear moving forward.
Being proactive about acne and dealing with it appropriately is the best way to prevent scarring and post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (the red marks on lighter skins and the darker still discolouration on people of colour). Here are some tips for preventing acne scars:
One of the main causes of acne is blocked hair follicles, which can lead to inflammation and infection, this can worsen acne. Disrupting this harmful cycle early on is the best way to deal with acne and prevent scarring. I only use chemical peels clinically proven to work, containing active ingredients to give you the best results. This exfoliates your skin, removes blockages, reduces inflammation and activates the body’s natural rejuvenating process.
Popping pimples and picking at your acne are some of the worst things you can do, as they can cause scarring. Be gentle with your skin, try to avoid over cleansing and if using makeup, ensure it is fully removed before going to sleep. But if you do have a breakout, don’t panic, and come for a consultation, there are many routes we can take to improve your skin condition.
If preventing scars is no longer an option, don’t worry. I offer several innovative treatments that produce amazing results. Regain your full skin confidence with options such as:
This is a precise and effective treatment that uses light energy to stimulate the growth of skin cells and collagen as well as resurface the skin. The result is hugely diminished scarring in the affected areas, restoring your vitality and producing a natural, bright complexion. This is a more targeted option than some other treatments.
This treatment also promotes the body’s natural reparative effects by stimulating collagen and cell production and therefore improving the overall appearance of the ace scars. It’s a clinically proven method that involves creating microscopic wounds in affected areas and allowing the body’s natural processes to work their wonders. Microneedling sounds unpleasant, but it’s minimally invasive, natural, and very effective for treating post-acne macular scars or PIH (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) as its more commonly known.
Acne is a really common problem which is faced by many of my clients. But the right treatments for both active acne and acne scarring can have powerful effects, improving your skin condition and giving you back your confidence.