Treating acne scars at home

Acne scars

If you suffer from acne scars this can be somewhat embarrassing. The worst part about acne scars is that they are usually situated on your face, which may lead to you feeling that you need to hide your scars beneath a thick layer of makeup, which unfortunately does not necessarily do the trick in some cases.

From acne in the past, the aftermath of scarring can make you feel as if there is no end to the battle. However, it is important to understand that acne scarring is not true scarring. Rather acne scarring is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. The good news is that this fades over time. Then you may find yourself wanting to seek treatment for these scars if they cause you much embarrassment. The good news is that treatment for acne scars is available and can sometimes even be treated at home.

Treating acne scars at home

Before undergoing any treatment for acne scarring you may wish to try some of the natural remedies that can be done at home.

Scars heal when they are moisturised, so some of the best natural remedies include moisturising your scars to promote healing.

Any oil that is rich in omega fatty acids to penetrate and moisturise the skin can restore your skin’s glow. You can opt for coconut oil or almond oil to use as a natural treatment for acne scarring. Aloe vera also has great moisturising properties and can be used as a natural remedy for acne scar treatment.

Baking soda is another option, as it balances your skin’s pH level and acts as a natural exfoliator. In doing so, it eliminates dead skin cells and leaves you refreshed without damaging the skin around the scar. Using 2 parts water and 1 part baking soda, make a paste and rub it on the affected area, rinsing thoroughly and gently after a minute.

Shea butter and jojoba oil have been used for years to treat stretch marks and acne scars at home. You may also find these options to be effective.

Salicylic acid is another great option when it comes to treating acne scarring. Salicylic acid is readily available at many pharmacies and can be purchased over-the-counter. It clears pores, reduces swelling and redness, and exfoliates the skin when applied topically. It’s considered to be one of the best treatments for acne scars. You can add products with salicylic acid into your daily routine.

There are special brands of makeup on the market that specifically reduce the appearance of scarring. If push comes to shove you could investigate these makeup brands as well as the best way in which to apply this makeup to hide the appearance of your scars.

Seeking professional help

Sometimes acne scarring can be severe and DIY remedies simply don’t yield the desired results. If you find yourself in this kind of situation you may want to seek professional help to reduce the appearance of scarring.

At Ada Aesthetic Medicine, we can indeed treat acne scarring in a variety of ways. Is important to remember that there are different types of acne scars. Some scars are simple discolouration, where others can be open pores or a crater-like surfacing on the skin. The treatments that you will undergo at our clinic will depend greatly on the type of scar that is causing you concern. We will be able to determine the best course of action for your scarring and provide you with a variety of treatment options to reduce the appearance.

Treatments range from skin needling to laser therapy and other in between. Click here to learn more about how we can help you with your acne scarring. (link to acne scar treatment page on website

We understand that acne scarring can be annoying, and we want to help restore what has been lost. If you are curious about how we can help you with your acne scarring, contact us today to book a consultation.

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  • Address 88 Glebe Point Road, Glebe NSW 2037
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