How do I get rid of acne scars?

acne scars

The best way to get rid of acne scars depends on the type of scaring you have.

Essentially, there are 2 main types of post acne signs; dark (brown or pink/red colored) spots, and real acne scars—also referred to as “ice-pick”, “boxcar”, or “rolling” scars.

The first, “colored” spots, are commonly referred to as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) will usually fade away on their own within about 2-3 months (once the active acne is controlled). To help fade these more quickly you can also use a medicated dark spot corrector alongside your acne treatment system.

“Real”, pitted or textured acne scars are more complicated to treat—topical treatments (moisturizers, creams, and gels) don't do much to help with these scars. However, there are minimally invasive treatments (microneedle RF and lasers) that are available in most dermatologist offices that can certainly help treat acne scars.

The best way to reduce acne scarring is to prevent future acne and post-acne signs from forming by commiting to your personalized acne treatment system.

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