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Ways to Reduce Acne Scars

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If you were plagued by acne as a teenager or even an adult, you may look in the mirror and see dark pigmentation or indents in the skin where acne once lived. As if the acne wasn’t bad enough to begin with, now you’re living with the reminder on your face each day! Don’t worry. Acne scars are completely normal and totally treatable. There are a number of at-home methods and medical spa treatments that will do the trick to reduce the appearance of acne scars!

Sunscreen

There are numerous reasons you should be wearing sunscreen each day, but here’s one more! UV rays and visible light from the sun can further darken acne scars, so it’s essential to wear sunscreen. There are so many moisturizers out there that include SPF (you should get at least SPF 15), so there’s no excuse! Sun protection can play a big role in the permanence of your acne marks.  

Salicylic acid 

This one is easy to find in most facial cleansers. Salicylic acid is a naturally occurring compound that helps clear dirt, dead skin, and other debris from clogging your pores and causing acne. It’s also found in many on-the-spot acne treatments and can help reduce swelling and redness, which can minimize the appearance of scarring. For those with sensitive skin, be wary of salicylic acid and test the product first because it can cause dryness and irritation.

Microneedling

Using a Dermapen, fine surgical steel microneedles about 0.25 to 2.5 mm in length penetrate the upper and lower layers of the skin at targeted and specific depth, causing controlled microscopic wounds. This may sound a little scary, but we can assure you of the wonderful benefits of microneedling! Microneedling stimulates the skin’s natural ability to heal by encouraging collagen and elastin production. The procedure improves skin texture and the appearance of acne scars. Learn more about microneedling.

Skinceuticals chemical peels

ANU offers four different kinds of Skinceuticals chemical peels: lactic, glycolic, pigment balancing, and salicylic. When you come to us, we offer a complimentary skin analysis with any facial service. Our state-of-the-art digital imaging photography will allow us to tell you which type will be the most beneficial for your skin type. Chemical peels are effective at treating acne and maintaining skin texture and pore size! See all of our chemical peel options

Laser genesis

To get rid of the deepest acne scars, laser treatment may be necessary for you. Laser genesis treatments stimulate the production of new collagen and promote a healthy appearance in a natural way. It’s a non-invasive procedure that has been described as calming and therapeutic. Your skin will feel a subtle warming sensation on the surface, and you can return to normal activities after the treatment!

Your acne scars won’t stand a chance if you take action now! Every month, we add new spa specials that can help your skin. We’re always offering facial treatments and microneedling services at discounted prices. See here: http://bit.ly/2kWujME