Treatments for acne scars – at home or in clinic?
15th August 2021
Acne can be very frustrating, it can leave ugly scars on your face that undermine your self confidence and sometimes it makes you become antisocial. There are many remedies that help people manage acne and reduce scars. In fact, many people who deal with acne and acne scars try these remedies first at home and when they don’t get the desired results, they turn to professionals.
At home treatments for acne and acne scars – do they work?
Even if you choose a home treatment for acne, it’s important to see a dermatologist and to make sure that the marks on your skin are in fact acne scars and not other conditions. Another important thing to mention is that the treatment may be different from person to person. So, the first step is to book an appointment with a dermatologist. Most treatments at home are based on the following ingredients:
- Salicylic acid: is beneficial for all scar types, it helps reduce the swelling and redness on your face and minimize the appearance of the scarring. Salicylic acid exfoliates the skin and cleans dirt and skin cells. This ingredient is one of the most used treatments against acne and acne scars.
- Retinoids: improve your skin’s texture, reduce discoloration and help you get rid of acne scars. Studies show that retinoids can help you even with hyperpigmented acne scars.
- Lactic acid: can be used as a gentle peel and it helps you get smooth skin.
Some people use natural remedies like coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera, baking soda, or lemon juice to treat acne scars, but these ingredients are not recommended by a specialist. However, one of the most frequently asked questions remains: “Do these natural remedies and home treatments really work?”. The reality is that most of the time, they don’t work. The best treatments for acne and acne scars remain those performed by professionals, at the clinic.
In clinic treatments for acne and acne scars – what options do you have?
A chemical peel is the best treatment for acne scars. It has many benefits like brightens pigment, unclogs pores, smoothes skin, and reduces acne. The chemical peels that are used in our clinic are stronger than those used at home and the results are better because they are developed according to the severity of the problem and your individual needs.
A chemical peel is not the only option you have for acne scars in our clinic. You can also try IPL therapy (targets active acne and scarring) or micro-needling (triggers the production of new collagen and elastin). The biggest advantage of the acne treatments performed in the clinic is the fact that you will receive a personalized treatment scheme that will bring you for sure the best results. If you book an appointment at Deluxe Clinic, you will relax while your skin is deeply cleansed and your acne scars fade. We will also recommend you the best skin care products that you can use at home, after the treatment, to keep your skin clean and smooth. Book an appointment now at Deluxe Clinic and let us be your partners in the battle against acne and acne scars!