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Acne and Acne Scarring Treatment in Kent

Acne & Acne Scarring

Acne is a common skin condition that will affect nearly everybody to some degree during the course of their lifetime. It occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells, and there are many types of acne, including blackheads, whiteheads, papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts. Acne scarring can sometimes develop as a complication of acne.

Understanding Acne Scarring: Types & Causes

Acne scars may occur when the acne lesion damages the skin tissue beneath it. There are many types of acne scars, including hypertrophic and atrophic scars.

At the Kent Aesthetics Clinic, we can offer you guided and professional advice, and the good news is that we can treat acne in many ways in our clinic.  No one should need to suffer, and there are more effective treatments for acne and acne scarring than ever before. As a result, we consistently see remarkable outcomes, treating and reviving patients’ skin who couldn’t want anything more than to be acne-free and regain that confidence and self-esteem.

Treatments For Acne & Acne Scarring

Acne & Acne Scarring FAQs

How do you get rid of acne scarring and acne?

It is always best to treat the existing acne first. We recommend clinically formulated products that contain ingredients such as salicylic acid, tea tree, glycolic acid, and lactic acid. Then to treat acne scars we recommend microneedling, which promotes the regeneration of new skin cells.

Is acne and acne scars the same?

No, acne and acne scars are not the same. Acne refers to the inflamed spots or pimples that appear on the skin due to oily skin, and clogged pores, while acne scars are the marks left behind after acne has healed. Scarring can result from severe acne, and these scars can be permanent if not treated properly.

Can acne scars go away?

Yes, acne scars can go away, but it depends on the severity and type of scar. Mild scars may fade over time, while more severe scars may require professional treatment such as laser therapy, chemical peels, advanced skincare, or microneedling. The Kent Aesthetics Clinic offers a wide variety of treatments for acne scarring.

Does acne cause acne scars?

Yes, acne can cause acne scars. When acne breakouts penetrate the skin deeply and damage the tissue beneath, they can leave behind scars. These scars often appear as depressions or raised bumps on the skin's surface. Advanced clinical-grade skincare and treatment can help prevent and minimise acne scarring.

Does vitamin C help with acne scars?

Vitamin C can help with acne scars due to its strong anti-inflammatory properties. It can promote skin healing, reduce inflammation, and boost collagen production. However, its effectiveness varies from person to person. Add Dermaquest Vitamin C Serum to your existing skincare to help with acne.

Does drinking water help clear acne?

Drinking water can support overall skin health, but it is not a direct cure for acne. While staying hydrated helps maintain skin elasticity and flush out toxins, acne is often caused by factors like hormones, bacteria, and excess oil production. To effectively treat acne, combine proper hydration with a consistent skincare routine.

What is the fastest way to get rid of acne scars?

The fastest way to reduce acne scars is to start by using clinical skincare, to get your skin used to the products. Then once your skin is used to the products for a minimum of 2 weeks, you may begin clinical-based treatments such as skin peels, prescriptive facials and microneedling.

How long does it take for acne scars to fade?

Acne scars can take varying time to fade, typically ranging from a few months to 2 years. The duration depends on factors like skin type, scar depth, and the healing process. Consistent skincare, healthy lifestyle choices, and medical treatments can help speed up the fading process.

Does retinol help with acne scars?

Yes, retinol can help with acne scars. Retinol is a natural exfoliator, that refines skin texture. Retinol is a great resurfacer for the skin and an essential ingredient in chemical peels and microdermabrasion treatments. Retinol encourages skin cell regeneration. This process can improve the appearance of acne scars, making them less noticeable over time. However, results may vary, and it's important to use retinol products as directed to avoid skin irritation.

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