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Acne Scarring

Are you one of the many people who suffer from acne scars? If so, you’re certainly not alone. Acne scarring is a common problem for women and men of all ages, and it can be embarrassing and disheartening to try and make the best of what appears to be an undesirable complexion. It’s time to take back your confidence and take steps towards reducing or eliminating acne scarring with our medical treatments. In this post we will discuss different methods we provide at VIVA that are proven to work when treating acne scarring – both on a surface level as well as from within – so that you can get back in touch with your healthy skin!

Banish acne scars at VIVA Skin Clinics

Our team understand acne and acne scarring can leave long lasting emotional trauma and concerns that bother you. They will be able to assess the cause of your acne scars and recommend the right treatment option for you so that you leave VIVA Skin Clinics feeling amazing with a renewed sense of confidence and incredible skin. We approach acne by eliminating the root cause of active acne with medical grade skincare, repair with hydrafacial treatments and repair scarring with Skinpen treatments. By using a multi-treatment approach we can address many different layers of acne that affect patients leaving skin rejuvenated and spot free.

Acne scars are the typical marks left behind that affect the texture of your skin following an outbreak of acne. Acne scars can present in a number of ways. You may find that they take on the appearance of pockmarks on the skin, or simply small patches of discolouration. Acne scars are caused by the surface of the skin being disrupted when a spot or pimple has burst and caused significant damage.

Picking or squeezing the acne can further contribute to the appearance of acne scars as this aggravates the area and can cause unintended permanent harm to the delicate structure of the skin. In severe cases of acne scarring, the skin can be described as taking on a ‘rolling texture’ which can be difficult to conceal or treat. This is when large areas of the skin have been compromised and created a profound uneven texture.

Acne scarring may improve over time. However, if untreated it is unlikely it will completely correct itself. We approach Acne Scarring by combining treatments thta rebuild collagen to repair the scar and topical skincare to improve the pigmentation associated with acne scars.

Skinpen, is an excellent choice to rebuild collagen and repair scarring from severe acne breakouts. Skinpen also improves the texture of the skin revealing fresh smooth glowing skin. For acne scarring we receommend starting with a session of three Skinpen sessions.

What Causes Acne Scarring?

Acne scarring can happen to any type of acne but is usually a reaction to popping or squeezing nodule or cystic acne. This causes damage to the skin and the immune system sends collagen to repair the injury. However, when repairing these spots the collagen is laid quickly by the body’s immune system creating the collagen in a fragmented state  that resmebles dimples or “ice picks”. With aesthetic treatments that stimulate and rebuild collagen, acne scarring can slowly be repaired by layering healthy collage fibers to replace the ice pick or box scarring.



What Causes Hyperpigmentation with Acne Scarring?

Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or PIH is a result of inflammatory response to a pimple or spot due to an overproduction of melanin. These dark spots appear on all skin types and colors. Although research is limited many papers suggest PIH is a result of picking or popping zits and causing more inflammatory signals to the spot. By avoiding picking and squeezing the symptons of PIH can be lessened. Topical skin lighteners can treat PIH to leave the skin tone more even and balance. Using retinols, vitamin c and hydroquinone, hyperpigmentation will lessen. There are also aesthetic treatments such as laser, microneedling, hydrafacials for pigment and light therapy to help unwanted pigment.

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