Once the hair follicles, or in simple terms, the opening on the surface of your skin get clogged with bacteria, excessive oil, or dead skin cell; acne develops near the skin’s surface.
Acne goes away in a few days but it can leave scarring behind, permanently. Scarring is the result of damage to skin tissue. There are two main types of acne scars:
Discoloured scars or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation- during the healing process, your body sends melanin to the affected area to speed up healing, however, an excess of melanin often leaves darker patches on the skin surface.
Indented or atrophic scars- they look like holes in your skin.
Indented scars occur when your skin produces little collagen in order to repair injured tissue. This faulty healing process creates a small pit-like shape on the face.
At blue clinic our well-trained staff uses a combination of treatments to effectively treat different types of scars.
For the best result we recommend 1 to 2 sessions per week for 4 to 6 weeks.
- Stay out of the sun
- Apply sunscreen SPF 45 or higher for the next 4 weeks
- Skipping exercise for a day or two
- Apply ointment such as petrolatum, aloe, hyaluronic acid, vitamin E or C, and antioxidants to prevent water loss while keeping your skin hydrated.