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3 ways to treat acne scarring

Wondering how to treat your acne scaring? 

Here’s some tips to help:

1. Invest in a medical grade skincare routine including the following:

Chemical Exfoliants

   - Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs): Such as glycolic acid and lactic acid, help to exfoliate the top layer of the skin, promoting cell turnover and improving texture.

   -Beta Hydroxy Acids (BHAs): Such as salicylic acid, penetrate deeper into the pores to reduce inflammation and exfoliate the skin.


Topical retinoids like tretinoin can stimulate collagen production and accelerate cell turnover, improving the appearance of scars over time.

Vitamin C

An antioxidant that can brighten skin and reduce pigmentation, improving the overall appearance of acne scars.

2. Book in for a chemical peel

These contain exfoliants stronger than those found in skincare and can significantly improve skin texture and tone. My favourite peel to perform in clinic is the Obagi Blue Radiance peel as it has little to no downtime.

2. Try SkinPen Microneedling

This procedure uses fine needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin, stimulating collagen production and dramatically improving the appearance of scars. I usually recommend a course of 3-6 treatments for best results. 

If you'd like to book in for a consultation with Dr Emma to learn how to achieve the best results for your skin click the link below


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