Get To Know About Acne Scarring

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About 80 percent of the population suffers from some form of acne in their lives, ranging from a slight pimple, a few blackheads, to all-out war on the face with inflammation, raised and sore pustules over a part or more of the face, short or long-term. Our dermatologists’ aid by prescribing drugs, both oral and topical to relieve acne, and our medical doctor offers acne scar treatment Toronto to speed up the recovery and the scars. However, in mild to extreme cases, there is likely to be residual scarring.

There are three categories of acne scarring, but certain patients may have one anywhere on their faces or all three forms.

Hyperpigmentation: It is not scar; it can be smooth and brown in many shades. The inflammation of the acne and the exposure to the sun are causing it to get worse.

Red or purple scars: Sometimes the skin gets more likely depressed, it’s because it is closer to the vascularity. most acne is inflammation (more from papules, pustules, and nodules/cysts than from Blackheads and Whiteheads).

Textured scars: increased (i.e., hypertrophic or keloid) or depressed scars like boxcar scars, rolling scars, and ice pick scars.

Although the acne patients are now practically received by our dermatologists, our makeup clinic is still closed to post-acne scars treatments. But that doesn’t mean that you just can’t remove any of the scars. Let’s start

It’s frustrating to deal with pigmentation, but luckily it can be treated easily. You may have to take a topical or oral acne drug, but you don’t use the sunscreen each day again and again. Some products help reduce and breakdown the pigment over time. They perform really well, but they will take months to give results, but use them every day.

The red or purple scar is a little harder to treat without medicine, but certain products reduce the color intensity that leads to a slightly improved natural skin tone. Anti-inflammatory ingredients such as B3, niacinamide, and root licorice or green tea tend to calm the skin and relieve it. Salicylic acid (2 percent) in your cleanser or toner may be effective.

AHA/BHA, Retinol products, and a good (but too aggressive) exfoliating routine do not only helps for texture, they are also prescribed when you get medication at the pharmacy.

We have been helping our patients in combating these acne scars for many years. For a consultation, you can get in touch with Sovereign Skin Clinic.