Acne Scar

Acne scars are permanent indentations or raised marks on the skin that occur as a result of severe acne. When acne lesions, such as pimples, cysts, or nodules, become inflamed or infected, they can damage the surrounding skin tissue. As the skin tries to heal itself, it may produce too much collagen, resulting in a raised scar. On the other hand, if the skin doesn’t produce enough collagen during the healing process, it can result in an indented or depressed scar. Acne scars can vary in size, shape, and texture, and they can affect a person’s self-esteem. There are various treatments available, including topical creams, laser treatments, chemical peels, and microdermabrasion, that can help improve the appearance of acne scars.

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How to treat acne scar?

At Elegancy Beauty Bar in Ajax, we offer several treatments for acne scars, and the most suitable option depends on the type and severity of the scars. Here are some common treatments:

  • Dermabrasion: This procedure involves removing the top layer of skin with a rapidly rotating brush or device. It can help improve the appearance of surface scars and make deeper acne scars less noticeable.
  • Chemical peels: In this treatment, a chemical solution is applied to the skin, causing it to peel off and reveal new, smoother skin. It can help reduce the appearance of acne scars, but multiple sessions may be required for optimal results.
  • Microdermabrasion: This non-invasive procedure uses a handheld device to exfoliate the skin and remove the outer layer. It can help improve the appearance of mild acne scars by encouraging the growth of new, healthy skin.
  • Laser therapy: Various laser treatments can target different types of acne scars. Fractional laser resurfacing is commonly used to stimulate collagen production and smooth out the scarred skin. Multiple sessions may be necessary, and downtime may be required for the skin to heal.
  • Dermal fillers: Injecting fillers into indented acne scars can help raise them to the level of the surrounding skin, making them less noticeable.
  • Microneedling: This procedure involves using a device with fine needles to create controlled injuries to the skin, promoting collagen production and improving the texture of acne scars.
    It’s important to note that the effectiveness of these treatments may vary from person to person, and it’s best to consult with our skin specialist for personalized advice and treatment options.


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To determine what’s best for you, discuss the pros and cons of each procedure with your doctor or dermatologist.


    What is the best treatment for acne?

    Usually the first choice for treating acne is tetracycline — such as minocycline or doxycycline — or a macrolide. Oral antibiotics should be used for the shortest time possible to prevent antibiotic resistance. Oral antibiotics are best used with topical retinoids and benzoyl peroxide.

    How can I clear up acne fast?

    Do ice the zit. ... Do apply a paste made of crushed aspirin. ... Don't pick your face. ... Don't overdry the affected area. ... Do tone down on toner. Do use makeup with salicylic acid. Don't wear makeup with pore-clogging ingredients. Do layer your beauty products properly.

    Treatments depend on how severe the scars are. In some cases, a doctor or dermatologist may suggest a chemical peel or microdermabrasion to help improve the appearance of scarred areas. … For serious scarring from previous bouts with acne, several types of treatment can help: Laser resurfacing.

    Salicylic acid 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 or your skin care specialist may use it for less frequent chemical peels.
    Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly.