What Causes Acne Scars?
Acne scars are caused by breakouts that damage the collagen within your skin. Collagen is a crucial protein that provides elasticity, structure, and strength to your skin, plus helps it heal and regenerate new cells. When your skin attempts to recover from the mild to severe inflammation that acne causes, it overcompensates by either producing too much collagen or not enough. Your body’s collagen production plays a role in the formation of acne scars, as do these additional factors such as severity of your acne, depth of the inflammation, irritation, even genetics.
Treatments Available for Post-Acne Scars
At Skin Matters, we can treat post-acne scarring once the acne is no longer active. If you’re embarrassed by your acne scars and want to explore acne scar removal methods at Skin Matters, our reputable doctors can closely evaluate your acne marks and guide you toward acne scar removal treatments and procedures designed to give you smoother and clearer skin. Note: At Skin Matters we can only treat light to moderately deep scars, and cannot treat deep atrophic scars.
Post-acne scar treatment options at Skin Matters include:
Why Choose Skin Matters for Scar Treatment?
If you have acne scars, it’s time to stop looking in the mirror and lamenting their presence. As much as acne scars feel like permanent reminders of past breakouts, they don't have to define you or weaken your confidence. Now is the time to take a proactive approach to your skin health; you can do so by relying on our professional skincare experts at Skin Matters, who would be glad to help you achieve a brighter and more even-toned complexion free of obtrusive acne marks.
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Acne Scars FAQs
How long does it take for acne scars to fade?
Every acne scar is different. Atrophic scars (depressed scars) that include icepick scars, rolling scars, and box scars can take three to six months to fade, while hypertrophic scars (raised scars) can take anywhere from six months to a year. Some acne scars won’t disappear altogether without long-term treatment and professional intervention.
Why do my acne scars look worse some days?
Just like having good hair days and bad hair days, there are days when your acne scars don’t look that obvious, and other days when you’d be compelled to compare them to a bright neon sign. Acne scars are sensitive to inflammation caused by stress and hormonal changes, as well as your diet, hydration level, and sun exposure. Your skincare routine—and the products you use—also have a say in how your scars look from day to day.
Can acne scars be removed naturally?
The skincare market is saturated with acne scar removal products and treatments, including many that claim to fade your acne marks over time and with consistent use. You can try to remove acne scars naturally by following a consistent skincare routine that’s approved by your doctor or dermatologist; skincare products containing ingredients that gently exfoliate your skin and promote cell turnover can reduce the appearance of acne scars. For stubborn acne scars that refuse to fade, seek advanced acne scar treatments like those offered at Skin Matters.
Book an Acne Scars Consultation Today
At Skin Matters in Vancouver, we are always ready and willing to guide you toward the most appropriate and advanced skincare treatments that are right for you. To learn more about the acne scar removal treatments available at Skin Matters, book a consultation online or by calling 604-323-9588.
We understand the inconvenience and frustration of acne marks. When it comes to acne scar removal, we can customize an aggressive treatment plan that will precisely target each scar and deliver results that make your skin look clear, smooth, and radiant.