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Products You Should Use According to Your Acne Scarring Type

Acne not only makes people uncomfortable during breakouts but also while the healing process is happening, and acne scarring may be produced. It is a common condition that can be easily prevented and, on occasions, is complicated to cure without leaving a scar. 

Here we will present the most common type of scaring and active ingredients you must use to improve them: 

What are the types of acne scarring?

  • Boxcars: Usually found in cheeks. They are known for present depressions with defined edges. 
  • Ice Pick: They present narrow depressions commonly on the cheeks.
  • Rolling scars: This makes the skin surface uneven, giving the appearance of waves. 

Which products should you use to improve boxcar, ice pick, and rolling scars?Tretinoin and Retinol.

  • Post-Inflammatory-Hyperpigmentation (PIH): Are the darker patches of skin you can see around the acne lesions. They are not considered scars themselves.  Most of the time, it can improve by itself; however, it can prevent future definitive pigmentation. 

Which products should you use to improve Post-Inflammatory-Hyperpigmentation (PIH)? Hidrquinone, azelaic acid, and tranexanic acid.

  • Hypertrophic Acne Scars: Are caused when excess collagen is producing during the healing process; they are bumpy and tend to be red or pink.  

Which products should you use to improve Hypertrophic Acne scars?  Vitamin C, azelaic acid, and niacinamide.

Also Read: These Ingredients Will Enhance and Repair Your Skin Barrier

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Dr. AngelicaAbout the Author: Dr. Angelica Parra is a Licensed Medical Doctor from Venezuela and is currently taking a Master’s degree in Dermatology.  She specialized in Aesthetic Medicine and completed Advanced Training in Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Miami, Florida. She has specialized in applying Botox, dermal fillers, skin tightening treatments, and since then, she has worked on cruise ships as an Aesthetic Doctor.

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