What are dark acne scars?
There are 2 types of dark acne scars.
1. flat, dark acne scars (i.e., hyperpigmentation) that are also referred to as dark spots and
2. depressed (atrophic) dark acne scars. Post-acne hyperpigmentation tends to fade over time and can be easily treated more quickly and effectively with MDacne's Advanced Dark Spot remover. Depressed acne scars, however, are more difficult to treat and require physician services such as fractional microneedle RF (radio waves) or fractional lasers.
What is the best prescription treatment for post-acne dark spots (i.e., hyperpigmentation)?
The gold standard of prescription dermatologists’ skin lightening formula, the Kligman formula, includes hydroquinone, the ingredient to fade dark spots, hydrocortisone, meant to reduce the irritation associated with higher percentages of hydroquinone and retinoic acid to enhance the penetration of the hydroquinone. The cons of this formula are the high % of hydroquinone that can, in rare instances, darken the skin and the high cost of dermatologist's visits and prescription compounded medicines.
What is the best treatment for dark acne scars available today (2019)?
There are multiple low efficacy skin lightening products on the markets. These usually include only plant-based lighteners. Unfortunately, these products usually have low efficacy, and the results appear only after very many months. Only a handful of skin lightening creams are medical-grade (FDA cleared).
What is MDacne Dark Spot Remover?
Dark spot corrector by MDacne is the world’s first Kilgman' formula alternative available for direct purchase without a prescription. Based on the Dermatologist gold standard, Kligman’s formula contains the best available OTC skin lightening compound Arbutine, together with BHA (Beta hydroxy acids) and retinoids to enhance penetration and plant-based anti-inflammatory agents to minimalize irritation and side effects. Allowed for sensitive skin and all skin colors, dark spot removers should always be combined with morning sunscreen (SPF 30).
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