Guide: How do you get rid of acne scars?

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Although acne is a common problem during our adolescence, and often does no reappear, there are some people who suffer from scarring which affects the appearance of their skin. At Nordetia we are going to explain how to get rid of acne scars.

What is acne?

Acne is a skin condition which causes hair follicles to be blocked by an accumulation of grease and dead cells, causing the appearance of whiteheads, blackheads, and spots. It can affect people of all ages but is most commonly seen during teenage years. 

The main causes of this conditions are an excessive production of sebum, hair follicles blocked by grease and dead cells, inflammation, and bacteria. There are myths that acne is related to our diet, despite there not being too much scientific evidence to back this up. Nevertheless, there do seem to be some foods such as bread, chocolate, or chips, among others, which can make the conditions worse, although this is not scientifically proven. Hormonal changes can also trigger acne.

There are cases in which acne is especially hard to deal with, such as when one breakout starts to clear up and another one is already on its way. In the worst cases there is scarring, and this causes problems which can lead to self-esteem issues among those who suffer from this. In these cases, it is important to undergo treatment as soon as possible. 

Why to blemishes or scars appear?

Acne scars are caused by the damage done to the follicular wall. This means the infection spreads to the dermis and destroys the healthy skin tissue. 

How can you get rid of these scars?

Let us tell you about the best acne treatments around today:

Specific chemical peels

Chemical peels smooth the skin, improving the texture which was damaged by the acne. It is an exfoliation technique that involves the application of products to renew the skin layer closest to the surface. The treatment is carried out over several sessions, based on the severity of the acne and the patient’s age, among other factors which are taken into account. 

Injected non-bulking hyaluronic acid

Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is naturally found in the skin. Hyaluronic acid injections allows for the cavities or scars caused by acne to be filled, while also hydrating and leaving a smoother and healthier appearance of the skin. The number of sessions the patient may need to get the best possible results out of the treatment needs to be assessed. 

Radiofrequency facial skin tightening

It is a non-invasive and pain free treatment, which aims to increase collagen production through stimulating blood circulation. In the case of acne, it is applied to reduce scarring and blemishes as much as possible, and to decrease the likelihood of new outbreaks. 

Skin care tips and recommendations 

Some of the main ways to prevent acne are the following:

Wash your face at least twice a day

People who are prone to acne need to wash their faces in the morning and at night before going to bed, at the very least. If possible, use a purifying lotion or soap.

Use sebum regulating masks

In addition to washing your face, it is also recommended to use a grease regulating mask once or twice a week. These products help with the healthy renewal of the skin. 

Sunbathe, but with precaution

Sun exposure can help a lot with regular acne, as it helps spots to dry out. However, it is important to control the amount of time you are in the sun because excess sun exposure will make the skin dry out more which will lead it to start to produce more grease to compensate this, worsening the issue. 

Do not touch your spots or blackheads

Touching acne can cause infections, and these will make the breakout even worse, resulting in it taking a lot longer to clear up. 

Have a healthy diet

Although we have seen that there is no real relationship between what we eat and acne, as previously thought, we do know that once the condition appears there are some foods that can make it worse. Among these are processed foods, pastries, and cold meats.

Avoid stress, tobacco, and alcohol

Just as with certain foods, these elements make your acne worse.

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