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How to get rid of acne scars: Here’s everything you need to know

Fighting acne is tough, but the aftermath of acne scars adds a whole new challenge once the pimples vanish. Acne healing often leaves unsightly scars, and many of them call for professional help. However, there's a silver lining – Acne Squad’s fantastic skincare products can work wonders in bidding adieu to these scars, giving your skin the love and care it deserves. 

But before that… 

What Are Acne Scars? 

Acne scars are the lingering reminders of past acne breakouts that can mar the otherwise smooth skin texture. When acne lesions damage the skin's underlying tissue, the body's natural healing process kicks in, leading to the formation of scars. These scars can appear in various shapes, sizes, and depths, depending on the severity of the original acne and the individual's skin type. 

Types Of Acne Scars  

The different types of acne scars include rolling scars, which create a wavy texture on the skin's surface; ice pick scars, which are narrow and deep, resembling punctures; and boxcar scars, which have sharp edges and give the skin a pitted appearance. 

Acne Scars Vs Acne Marks 

Acne marks are flat discolourations that fade with time, resulting from post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) after a pimple heals. Whereas, Acne scars, however, are lasting indentations or raised areas caused by skin tissue damage. 

The Power Of Skincare Products For Acne Scars  

Dark acne scars can be very difficult to get rid of. However, with a few skincare products, it is easier than ever. Now bid farewell to those pesky marks!

Exfoliation 

When it comes to acne scars, exfoliation is must. There are different exfoliation methods - the chemical exfoliants that gently dissolve dead skin cells and the physical exfoliants that buff away any skin woes.  

Try out Exfoliating Scrub with Salicylic Acid. This one is a gentle, kind option for the skin and is made with natural walnut powder. Use it twice a week to see the best results and notice how it fights acne scars.  

Acne Squad Exfoliating Scrub with Salicylic Acid

Use A Peeling Tonic  

You can count on peeling tonic solution to fight acne scars. Peeling tonics are revolutionary exfoliating solutions that go beyond the surface, delving deep into the skin's layers. Packed with powerful active ingredients like PHA Poly Hydroxy Acid (fruit acid), Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs) and Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs), this one work wonders in gently dissolving dead skin cells, unclogging pores, and promoting skin renewal. 

Get all of the benefits and wave goodbye to acne scars with Incredible Peeling Tonic With 5% AHA & 1% BHA & PHA. This amazing product is also known to work on uneven skin texture and curb hyperpigmentation.  

Acne Squad Incredible Peeling Tonic With 5% AHA & 1% BHA & PHA

Cleansing  

Cleansing - the cornerstone of any skincare routine, the very foundation upon which we build our path to smooth skin! Cleansing frees your skin from the clutches of dirt, oil, pollution, and makeup that accumulate throughout the day. Choose a cleanser tailored to your unique skin type. 

Our customers have been raving about the Face Wash With Salicylic Acid & Thymol T Essence. This product is clinically proven to fight acne-causing bacteria and achieve smooth skin. Moreover, your skin will feel hydrated, thanks to the Pentavitin molecules in it. If you want to reduce acne scars, make this one your go-to! 

Acne Squad Face Wash With Salicylic Acid & Thymol T Essence

Opt For Serums & Spot Correctors 

The true magic of spot correctors lies within their active ingredients. Exhibit A: Our Acne Scars & Dark Spots Serum & Spot Corrector Duo. This dynamic duo will rescue, reset, and revive your skin, wiping out acne scars and revealing your natural glow. 

With a powerful 4x blend of Vitamin B3, Vitamin E, Hexylresorcinol, and Retinol, this serum is lightning-fast, reducing pigmentation within 4 weeks while boosting collagen production for youthful skin. As for the spot corrector, it's a real magician! Not only does it reduce melanin, but it also keeps it from spreading! 

Unlike regular skincare products that cover a broader range, spot correctors focus on targeted action, zapping away those villains that disrupt our skin's texture. 

Acne Squad Acne Scars & Dark Spots Serum & Spot Corrector Duo

Acne Scar Treatments

Efface acne scars with powerful treatments for relaxed skin. With professional intervention, you can reduce acne scars by checking out the following methods: 

  • Chemical Peeling: Ideal for shallow scars, chemical peels reduce discolouration and scarring by removing the top layer of the skin, rejuvenating it in the process. They may not be as effective for deep scars, and multiple peels may be necessary to find the best option. 
  • Microneedling or Rolling: Microneedling for acne scars stimulates collagen production and works well for depressed acne scars. It may take up to 9 months to see results. Rolling, on the other hand, is an affordable option for addressing acne scars but can cause temporary side effects like redness and inflammation. 
  • Injections: Corticosteroid injections can treat hypertrophic scars or keloids, softening and flattening them. These injections can be combined with other treatments. 
  • Dermal Fillers: Dermal fillers smooth out the skin by filling scars or wrinkles. They can consist of collagen-based products or other fillers like hyaluronic acid.  
  • Laser Treatment: A popular method, laser treatment removes the uppermost layer of the skin, revealing younger skin cells and reducing scar appearance. 

Before deciding on any treatment, it's crucial to consult a dermatologist to determine which option is best suited for your specific skin type and scar depth. 

Frequently Asked Questions On How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars:  

 Q.1 How long does it take for acne scars to fade? 

A. The timeline for acne scar fading varies from person to person. Some may see visible improvements within a few weeks, while others may require several months of consistent care. Patience is key, as the healing process takes time, and results may be gradual.

Q.2 Can acne scars completely disappear? 

A. With consistent and targeted skincare treatments, many individuals experience a noticeable reduction in the appearance of acne scars. By using the above-mentioned skincare products, you will able to start your healing process. This will further lead to a more even-toned skin.

Q.3 Can sun exposure worsen acne scars? 

A. Yes, unprotected sun exposure can exacerbate the appearance of acne scars. UV rays can increase pigmentation in scars, making them more noticeable. It's crucial to wear sunscreen with at least SPF 30 daily and practice sun-safe habits, such as seeking shade and wearing protective clothing, to shield the skin from harmful UV radiation.

Written by Needhi Dhoker on Oct 11, 2023
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