Acne can leave a variety of scars or marks on the skin.
If the acne has left discoloured or pigmented marks you can try microdermabrasion or light skin peels specifically formulated for fading pigmentation Skinceuticals Pigment Balancing Peel or Circadia Mandeliclear for ethnic skin types.
If the scars are more like depressions in the skin then I have found that a short course of microdermabrasion preps and boosts the skin before using medical micro skin needling using a needle of approx 1.5mm long.
It can take 3 to 6 dermaroller treatments to improve the scars by inducing collagen to form and plum up the scars.
A home care regime which includes an antioxidant Vitamin C serum every morning (Phloretin CF, C Tetra, Serum 10 by Skinceuticals and Medik8) help to fortify and lighten the skin and prep it for the cellular activity the dermaroller needs to work.
The use of a Retinol cream at night, starting only with 3 nights a week, will also stimulate a smoother firmer more even skin texture.
Diane Nivern Clinic Ltd