Are you embarrassed or self-conscious about your skin because of acne scars?
In a previous article, we had discussed the impact of acne on mental health. Unsurprisingly, it is the same case with acne scars. Some people are fortunate enough to have blemishes that fade away without leaving a trace, but for others, having physical reminders of previous outbreaks can be incredibly upsetting.
However, if you think that there is no remedy or hope for acne scars, think again! There are various ways to reduce and eliminate these scars to make them less obvious and help you regain your confidence.
1. Treating your breakouts
As the saying goes, prevention is better than cure. Thus, our first tip on the list would be to treat your breakouts before they have the opportunity to develop into scars. The acne you already have can be treated with products that contain salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide. Additionally, making small lifestyle changes to get more sleep, keep hydrated, and change your pillowcase more frequently will aid in stopping acne outbreaks altogether.
2. Never skip sunscreen
The appearance of acne scars may be made worse with excessive exposure to the sun without proper protection. Sun damage and UV rays may darken acne scars that are discolored or hyperpigmented and make them look much more prominent. Thus, we would highly recommend wearing sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30 every day, regardless of the weather.
3. Keep your skin moisturized
By improving the tone and texture of your skin, moisturizing not only promotes skin healing but also makes existing acne scars less obvious. Moisture is essential for skin health and aesthetic improvement.
Once your skin has healed, moisturizer also aids in reducing the dryness of scarred skin by sealing in moisture. This may lessen itchiness brought on by dryness, improve the appearance of scars, and make the skin look smoother and softer.
4. Try out retinol
Anti-aging lotions, gels, and serums frequently contain retinol as a component. Many individuals are unaware that it can also be used to treat acne and skin that has been scarred by acne problems. This ingredient acts to clear pores, minimize scarring, and enhance skin tone and texture on both the skin’s surface and middle layers. Moreover, retinol helps to promote new skin cell growth which can reduce the appearance of acne scars.
Seeking professional help for acne scars
Unfortunately, sometimes, taking precautionary measures and home remedies may not be enough to eliminate acne scars entirely. In such cases, it may be beneficial to seek professional help.
Professional dermatologists may perform a selection of treatments to help remove acne scars. For instance, they may make use of fillers to fill in depressed acne scars and even out the skin, or laser therapy to stimulate collagen production and lighten dark scars.
Regain your confidence and achieve a flawless complexion with The Clifford Clinic
The Clifford Clinic specializes in treating acne and acne scar treatment in Singapore. Our doctors can assist you in achieving a spot-free complexion with a range of acne scar removal treatments that are only offered at our clinic.
Here are a couple of treatments that you may consider:
Q-Switch lasers provide non-invasive, high-intensity laser pulses of a specific wavelength to the skin in brief bursts. Skin pigments absorb the laser, which causes them to break down and be naturally absorbed or removed by the body. The Q-Switch laser treatment is good for people looking for a short procedure that they can complete during lunchtime because it almost has no downtime and is quick to complete. It is especially effective against the brown spots brought on by acne scars.
2. Secret RF
Secret RF uses controlled, fractional RF radiation along with minimally invasive microneedles to treat acne and prevent the early signs of ageing. By improving the skin’s texture, this procedure will eliminate acne scars and restore your skin to its youthful, vibrant appearance!
The PICO MLA Laser therapy is excellent for shrinking pores, removing acne scars, and for skin rejuvenation. Compared to nanosecond lasers which run at one billionth of a second, picosecond lasers run at one trillionth of a second. This speed offers stronger photoacoustic effects, making treatments quick, efficient, and safe. Additionally, this leads to less discomfort and negative consequences like post-inflammatory hypopigmentation. Extreme precision also reduces the chance of damaging nearby tissue, which significantly speeds up recovery.
This procedure works by stimulating the body’s own repair mechanism, which replenishes collagen in the skin. By inflicting only slight thermal damage on the affected portions of the skin, it reacts by emitting signals instructing the body to rebuild and repair the skin there. As a result, the body starts supplying the raw ingredients required to produce collagen in the areas that need it the most. The results? Plumper, smoother and tighter skin that appears younger and more radiant.
INFINI is the latest and most efficient technology for treating severe acne scars and aiding in general skin lifting and rejuvenation. This procedure works to resurface the skin and fade severe acne scars. With its revolutionary micro needling technique, INFINI can penetrate the skin up to 3.5mm below the surface. In comparison, the reach of other traditional laser and radiofrequency (RF) treatments is only 1.5 to 1.75 mm below the skin.
We have more than 40 years of combined professional experience in dermatology and plastic surgery, making us qualified to offer individuals dependable and trustworthy acne scar treatments in Singapore. Besides acne scar removal, we also offer other treatments such as nose thread lift and hair transplant in Singapore. Given our experience and skills, you may have peace of mind knowing that we will provide you with the results you are looking for.
Get in touch with us right away if you have any questions or to schedule your initial consultation!