Acne is a chronic skin disease that must be tackled with an effective treatment. Even after the treatment of acne, those scars can be noticed which is a despairing experience. Undoubtedly, the boxcar or rolling scars shake the confidence of a person. Getting rid of these scars and experiencing clear skin requires proper treatment. In order to treat acne, read the advice given by six skin experts.
Linda Blahr (National Head Training and Science at Skinceuticals) on the treatment of acne
After blemishes subside, the texture of the skin turns rough, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can persist for a long duration. The Skinceuticals Blemish with age line up is an anti-blemish and anti-ageing powerhouse.
This strong and oil-free treatment is considered best to reduce scars. It is helpful in removing the scars and signs of aging. The combination of capryloyl salicylic acid, salicylic acid and dioic acid manages sebum production. It also reduces post-blemish hyperpigmentation and offers targeted lipid-soluble exfoliation.
For removing fine lines, wrinkles use citric and glycolic acid. This also improves irregularities of skin and offers smooth texture. According to the expert, Derma pen or Derma roller treatment is also recommended for treating acne scars. This is called “integrated skincare.”
Teresa Tarmey (Facialist and skincare expert)
Having suffered from acne, Teresa explains that the best treatment is any form of resurfacing. She shares her personal experience to treat scars.
According to her, Fractional Radio Frequency by Venus Viva is the best method. For more results required, she recommends the micro needling kit. The fractional therapy is required every four to six weeks. Besides this, the kit can be used once a week in between the sessions.
Lou Riby (Managing director at Elemental Herbology)
Riby suggests three steps to treat acne scars and blemishes. Firstly, use natural (AHAs), as they are the best to exfoliate and reduce red marks on the skin. Natural AHAs from apple, papaya, jojoba beads and orange are used by Elemental Herbology Facial Glow Radiance Peel. This provides smooth and soft skin.
Secondly, the pigmentation must be reduced and skin be repaired. For this, (Retinoids) are considered best for treating skin damage and pigmentation. In order to stimulate cell turnover, reduce blemishes and pigmentation, using the Gran active Retinoid in Vital Glow Overnight Resurfacing Cream. This provides a glowing skin and treats imperfections too.
The final step is to improve the uneven skin tone and appearance of enlarged pores. For this, niacinamide should be used to get soothing skin.
Nausheen Qureshi (Founder of Elequra)
It is noticed that on dark skins, the treatment of acne scars takes a long time. This is because of melanogenesis and pigmentation on the skin. Especially in summers, it becomes difficult to treat it.
The expert recommends to use vitamin C serum regularly for a week. This must be used with Elequra Intense Restore Mask, which is a gentle(lactic acid)-based peel. In addition to this, she also advises to use an all-round sunscreen in order to avoid sunlight on scars.
Dr. Stefanie Williams (Cosmetic Dermatologist and Founder of Eudelo clinic)
In some cases, scars (hypertrophic or keloids) are raised from acne after surgery, trauma or minor inflammations. If scars are treated as early as possible, there are better chances of therapeutic results. The scars can’t be made to disappear quickly with treatment. These can be flattened, which gives a better appearance.
For treating the keloid and hypertrophic scars, strong injections with steroid solutions are used. This treatment is provided by the dermatologist at Eudelo clinic.
Dija Ayodele (Aesthetician and founder of Black Skin Directory)
For scars such as, rolling scars and ice-pick scars, the treatment that stimulates collagen is recommended. This treatment is highly beneficial for the skin. Besides this, laser work and micro needling can also be used. These must be used at the minimal settings so that no inflammation is created. For excellent skin texture, several sessions can be done. On black skin, Juvéderm (like Hyaluronic acid-based fillers) is used to plump from inside. This provides a smooth texture to the skin.