How to treat Acne Scarring

How to treat Acne Scarring

There are a number of different treatments which can help minimise and improve the appearance of acne scarring. These range from chemical peels to derma-needling, where usually a course of treatments are needed, to be able to stimulate existing collagen to reform and resurface the skin.

What is Acne Scarring?


Acne Scarring is a very common skin condition. Around 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 will have acne, although it can occur in all ages and one out of five of that population will have scarring.

Acne scars are the result of inflammation from acne breakouts. The acne pore swells, and a breakdown occurs in the wall of the pore. Some acne blemishes are small, and the scars created are shallow and tend to heal quickly. Whilst others can affect the surrounding tissue, which causes deeper scars. The skin’s response is to repair the scar by forming new collagen and elastin fibres.  

Acne scars can present themselves in two main forms, either a scar develops when there is a loss of tissue, resulting in an indentation in the surface of the skin, or a scar develops that is raised on the surface of the skin. 


iS Clinical products recommended for Acne Scarring and why?


Following the iS Clinical's strong ethos of the four steps to great skin, encouraged and practiced by our specalised team of Skin Activation Specialists.

Recommended are below are our clinically proven, medical grade products to Cleanse, Treat, Hydrate and Protect your skin.


1. Cleanse 


Cleansing Complex- 


This is ideal for anyone with Acne/Acne Scarring, helping to gently resurface the skin.

Cleansing Complex is a 3 in 1 cleanser which deeply cleanses, exfoliates dead skin cells, minimises pores without drying the skin.

Containing the following ingredients:

- Salicylic Acid 0.5% - Willow bark extract - Deep cleanses pores and removes debris.

- Glycolic Acid 0.43% - Sugarcane extract - Mildly exfoliates, aiding cell turnover and exfoliating dead skin cells.

Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) - Promotes wound healing and tackles anti inflammatory.


2. Treat


Super Serum Advance +


A powerful antioxidant serum that is proven to heal wounds, scarring and even improve skin tone.

Super Serum Advance + is a great option for adults who suffer with Acneic skin. Addressing the signs of aging, while additionally repairing, preventing damage and scarring caused by acne. Improving the look of hypertrophic (raised) scar tissue.


3. Hydrate


SHEALD Recovery Balm


Originally created as a post-procedure balm, SHEALD soon became known for its healing effects when addressing any sensitive skin related disorder including:

- Dryness

- Dehydration

- Inflammation

- Redness

- Chapped skin

- Compromised barrier

It is a moisture-rich formula that dramatically replenishes critical barrier lipids missing from extremely dry and sensitive skin. This fortifying remedy works overtime to help support the skins function while soothing, curative botanicals. Relieving discomfort of dry, distressed and post procedure skin. 


4. Protect

Extreme Protect SPF 40


Ad a 3 in 1 product, Extreme Protect SPF 40 was created to treat, hydrate and protect your skin.

With its Extremozyme technology and advanced DNA protection, it protects and repairs collagen and cell DNA, which in turns helps with improving the appearance of acne scarring.

Containing the following ingredients:

- Vitamin E - provides a lipid barrier and protection to the skin

- Centella Asiatica - Repairing and healing the skin barrier

- Zinc - UVB/UVA Protection for the barrier function of the skin

Chemical free formulation

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