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At-Home Scar Treatments

I know how frustrating dealing with facial scars can be. I rebuilt the architecture of my skin after suffering from acne and acne scarring for years. I don’t want you to have to go through what I did, so I’m here to give you the best information on how to repair your skin and rebuild your confidence! Keep reading to find out about some of the best medical-grade skin care products to help treat scarring. If you’re interested in in‑office procedures, head over to @facemedspa on Instagram to see our guide on in-office treatments for scarring!

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You know I’m a huge fan of retinoids and they’re going to be a good friend to you if you’re looking to treat facial scarring, so make sure you include them in your nighttime skincare routine!

Retinoids improve the appearance of scars stimulating cell turnover, as well as stimulating collagen and skin cell growth. They’re great for acne scarring, can help prevent future scarring and also treat PIH (post‑inflammatory hyperpigmentation). You’ll find that retinoids offer many other benefits too! See a reduction in fine lines and wrinkles, treat clogged pores and hyperpigmentation, and leave you with a smoother-looking complexion.

Avoid dryness and irritation by starting out with a lower dose and increasing as needed.

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Want the down-low on retinol and retinoids? Check out my other guide all about them!

Glycolic Acid

Next up for your scar treatment, you’ll want to include Glycolic acid. This will help remove the surface layer of your skin while removing dead skin cells and debris. When Glycolic acid penetrates the skin, it removes lipids that hold dead skin cells together, which can improve the appearance of scarring. 

Working as an exfoliant or peel, Glycolic acid reduces any rough or raised appearances of facial scars. It’s also great for helping acne, treating stretch marks, and hyperpigmentation. Limit use to a few times a week to avoid stripping your skin.

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Lighteners are going to be a huge asset in minimizing the appearance of scars. Ingredients in lighteners, like Hydroquinone, help with hyperpigmentation and reduce scarring. Although Hydroquinone is an effective lightening agent, some types of skin are sensitive to it, so you might want to forego it for botanical lightening agents or Kojic Acid.

Adding lighteners to your skincare routine (with or without scarring), will keep discoloration and hyperpigmentation at bay while leaving you with a more even, bright skin tone. 

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Triple Action Acne Pads

You don’t have to go to the spa for a peel (though I definitely recommend it!). Using products with high concentrations of Glycolic acid can result in peeling of the top layer of the skin. This is beneficial if you have scarring, as it can minimize the appearance, help fade them and leave you with fresher, brighter new skin. 

Peels work beneath the skin to help with cell turnover and promote new skin growth. You’ll notice not only a reduction in scarring but less noticeable fine lines, wrinkles, and discoloration. Use these products as directed so you don’t over‑irritate your skin!

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Stem Cells

Rebuild your skin from the inside out with stem cells. Through regenerative healing, stem cells can minimize the appearance of scars and refresh your skin on a cellular level. They’re also amazing for reversing signs of aging and protecting against environmental damage. You’ll be left with smooth, refreshed skin, a brighter complexion, and even texture. 

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