Clear Post-Acne Dark Spots

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How to Clear Post-Acne Dark Spots

Let's talk about ways to help you get rid of post acne scars ( Pitting scars and post-acne dark spots)

If you’ve dealt with your share of acne and came out feeling a sense of relief, it may feel like the battle has been won. However, blemishes love to "leave their mark" on your skin long after the breakout has cleared. In addition, the pitted scars and patches of red/dark brown pigmentation can linger for months – even years!! The good news is there are tactics you can employ to smooth your way back to bright, even skin.

Today, I'm revealing exactly how to get rid of acne scars and hyper-pigmentation as quickly (and safely) as possible. 

Clear Post-Acne Dark Spots

There's even help for those with sensitive skin.

Acne scars occur when too much collagen forms in a particular spot while a wound is healing. The scar often develops within the dermis, where the original acne-induced inflammation started it's journey (formed).

  • When someone has cystic acne, there's a higher probability of them also experiencing acne scarring (rolling or boxcar scarring) – especially if they are picked at before they are ready, or too aggressively. 
  • Acne scarring often form due to touching and squeezing spots. This damages small veins, glands and tissues surrounding the spots which creates an injury to the skin( scarring).
The Best Way to Clear Post-Acne Dark Spots
  • In some cases, even if you don't pop it... you might still experience scarring because of the trauma the breakout introduced to your skin.
  • Unlike acne scarring, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) is simply a form of skin pigmentation (like sun damage/sun spots), which occurs as a result of trauma to the skin. As it doesn't damage the follicle, it isn't considered a true form of scarring.
  • Certain skin types and tones are more likely to experience this post-acne redness. "Darker skin tones are more prone to hyper-pigmentation because of the higher levels of melanin in the skin. This means that whenever there is any trauma, the melanin cells quickly leap into action to produce more melanin to "defend and protect" against that trauma.
  • The good news is that when it comes to getting rid of both acne scars and post-acne dark spots/hyper-pigmentation, there are several promising options available, from professional treatments to at-home hacks.
  • If you’re looking to diminish rolling, boxcar or ice-pick scarring, the solution likely lies in working with a license esthetician that understand your skin. Post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation will fade on its own over time, but there are several options – both in-salon and at-home – that you can utilize to speed up the process.


How to get rid of acne scars

Clear Post-Acne Dark Spots

MICRONEEDLING

There are many treatments out there to help fade the various forms of acne scarring – including lasers and microdermabrasion – but Marshall’s preferred treatment is microneedling.

Performed by a professional, micro-needling is probably the best for scarring, while also reducing the signs of aging. The process involves using tiny needles to create micro-punctures in the skin, which kick-starts cellular renewal, resulting in greater collagen and elastin production.

The earlier we are able to start this journey to clear, smooth, and even skin... the better it is.  As it's much more challenging to treat old scars.


PEELS

If your scars aren't severe, a chemical peel could be a wise option. For less obvious scarring, a clinical treatment with a low-pH acid will make a big difference.

What's more, at-home peels have come a long way in recent years, and there are now plenty of excellent options that work on renewing the skin surface, reducing the depth and intensity of acne scarring. To treat acne scars at home, use a product that offers gentle chemical exfoliation. Opt for a toner-style resurfacing liquid.


How to get rid of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation

VITAMIN C

When it comes to brightening dark hyperpigmentation, vitamin C should be a key weapon in your skincare arsenal. I absolutely love it for many reasons. Its benefits are endless, including revitalizing and brightening the skin while stimulating your body’s natural production of collagen. In other words... Not only does it help to lighten and break up pigmentation you might already have, it also prevents dark spots from forming in the future.


ALPHA-HYDROXY-ACIDS (AHAs)

A chemical peel is also a great way to fade post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), as it will help the skin to exfoliate quickly and fade the discoloration. Alpha-hydroxy-acids such as glycolic, lactic and mandelic acid work by dissolving the 'glue' that holds dead skin cells together, revealing brighter, fresher skin beneath.

On brown/Black skin, it's best to do a series of superficial peels over a course of a few months as opposed to doing a single deep peel, which can cause further post-inflammatory pigmentation. Consider a low-dose at-home product designed for sensitive skin, such as our @Home Peel (which, conversely, doesn't really need to be used every day)or allow us to customized your home-care regimen/kit for you.

A poly-hydroxy-acid(PHA) is also a good, gentle alternative to the often-used glycolic acid - its larger molecule size means penetration into the skin is reduced. You can find a perfect dose of poly-hydroxy-acid in advance red carpet facial treatments  Advance corrective peel, Diamond Glow Facial, and VIP Peel, which is designed to hydrate while it exfoliates.


RETINOL

Retinol (or vitamin A) is useful for acne as it fades post-acne hyper-pigmentation by increasing the cell turnover rates. Only use this 1-3 times per week. Always skip a day in-between use. This will allow the product the time and space it need to do it's thing.

If you want something stronger (it's not always the best option) - A course of prescription-strength retinol requires a trip to the dermatologist, but there are now several excellent over-the-counter brands working with effective vitamin A derivatives, such as our Back 2 Life Retinol Serum. As always, when it comes to active skincare, follow the instructions to a T! Consult a doctor if in doubt. Most importantly, always wear a high-factor SPF every single day.


LED LIGHT THERAPY

Light therapy has been shown to work on so many skin concerns, from loss of collagen to active breakouts, and recent research suggests that red LED in particular may help to reduce inflammation and prompt cellular repair, aiding the skin to recover from a breakout more effectively.

Where such therapies were once confined to the four walls of a dermatologist's office, a handful of brands have now harnessed this advanced technology masks and gadgets for home use. Look for one with a red-light setting (the majority have this), and use it regularly for cumulative results.



Microdermabrasion 

During microdermabrasion, your esthetician will use a special device that has an abrasive surface to remove the outer layer of dead skin cells. ...


HOMECARE

I smile every time I hear clients and/or potential clients practicing good skin care habits like... cleansing and moisturizing 2x day.

I’m usually ready to do a little dance when I hear them mentioning they use an enzyme mask weekly to exfoliate dead skin and promote a more smooth and even skin complexion.

Did you remember to cleanse & moisturize 2x today?!?

All you need is 10 minutes per day to start practicing good skin care habits.

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I make make-up Optional. I help my clients see how beautiful they are from the inside-out. Using my pair of magical wands, I heal acne scars and build self- esteem. For some, problematic skin can hinder them from the dream, career, or relationships they desire My goal is to help black/brown skin women know that they can rise above acne scars and have glowing healthy skin after all Bringing the results of a med spa paired with the relaxing atmosphere of a day spa. ------- I’m a Certified Skin Care Specialist, licensed aesthetician, and nail technician. My journey to becoming a beauty expert goes back to 2010 with my own personal struggle with acne. It is through my work learning how to first improve my own skincare, and then my passion to bring this knowledge to others, that I came to truly understand this guiding principle: Beauty is a state of mind as much as a physical way of being... TEXT THE WORD "REGIMEN" To 813-592-7987 FOR A FREE GUIDE OR... VISIT: www.LuxuryLotusSpa.com/Resources

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