Begin treatment for your breakout as soon as possible. This will prevent the acne from developing into a more severe form. If your acne is unresponsive to over-the-counter treatments go and see your doctor or medical esthetician.

Be mindful of the products that you use. It is recommended that you talk to your doctor or medical esthetician about which products are best for your skin type. Many of us are using very abrasive and potentially damaging products at home without realizing the harm that we’re causing.

Practice gentle skin care. Don’t scrub your face when cleansing; this tends to worsen acne. Instead use gentle strokes and warm water.

Perform on-the-spot treatments. Try soaking the blemish at night with warm water then doing a spot treatment with a mild benzoyl peroxide.

Avoid picking, squeezing, and popping. These actions will irritate the blemish and could turn a minor breakout into a major scar. Be patient and give it time to heal.

Know your history. Some people are more prone to acne scarring than others. The tendency to develop acne scars often runs in the family. Knowing how vulnerable your skin is will help you in taking action against scarring.

Treating Acne Scars

Book an appointment with your Medical Esthetician. Over the past few years, there has been a revolutionary advance in the treatment of deep acne scarring: Fractional non-ablative laser resurfacing, Micro-needling and TCA chemical peels. These methods will improve deep acne scars dramatically while sparing you the risks involved with using other, more intense surgical procedures or ablative lasers.

The treatment process consists of a series of appointments scheduled about 4-6 weeks apart. After just two treatments the appearance of acne scars will be noticeably less. During the procedure itself, you will have fractional microbeams passing through the affected skin non-abrasively, while stimulating the creation of new collagen. This procedure has been proven as a safe and effective treatment of acne scars.

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