PREVENTING ACNE SCARS Preventing scars involves proper skin care with regular facial treatments along with the usage of suitable skincare products. Those with oily and acne-prone skin should consider taking oral medication to prevent or cure the skin condition, ultimately preventing the risk of getting scarred.
However, should the skin be suffering from active acne, do avoid excessive picking and squeezing as this might cause scars and even infections. Use a topical antibiotic or anti-inflammatory to settle the skin down instead.
PREVENTING ACNE SCARS
Due to hormonal changes, especially for adolescents, it is very common to have facial breakouts. The important thing is to treat the pimples before they get too serious. I recommend going for monthly facials, or at least bi-monthly, so that at least the beauticians can understand the skin better and recommend the correct products for home use. Maintaining a daily regime that thoroughly and effectively cleanses the face twice a day, and with an appropriate exfoliant once to twice weekly can to prevent oil clogs, thus reducing the proliferation of P. acne bacteria underneath the skin. In addition, a healthy diet with less intake of diary products, oily and spicy food and sufficient water-intake is also essential to having good skin. Most importantly, a good night’s sleep is where the skin starts to repair and rejuvenate on its own.
Vitamin C is helpful in reducing scars. Products containing scar-lightening and healing ingredients such as Licorice extract, Ascorbic acid, Arbutin, slightly-acidic-based ingredients like Glycolic, Citric and Lactic acids, Cytokine EGF, and peptides are also all very effective in lightening and healing the skin of existing scars.
AVAILABLE TREATMENTS FOR SCARS.
There are many products and equipment in the market that reduce scarring. For existing scars,
I recommend a micro-needling treatment like Dermia Solution® that is minimally invasive but will accelerate the lightening of blemishes, removal of excess dead skin cells, so that the skin will regenerate and scars will gradually fade away.