Why do acne scars form?

Acne scars generally form when engorged skin pores become inflamed blemishes. Skin pores can swell up from excessive oil, bacteria and dead skin cells, causing a break in the follicle wall from picking or popping the blemish. Minor breaks in the follicle wall won’t take as long to heal, but a major one can impact the surrounding tissue and create deeper lesions.

Your skin does have its own self-repair technique for lesions; new collagen fibers are formed and attempt to repair them. As we age, our bodies unfortunately produce less and less collagen, making it harder for acne scars to fade. And even when our skin repairs itself, it does not look as smooth as that original layer of skin.

Any tips for existing scars?

  1. Stay out of the sun. Excessive sun exposure can darken acne scars and make them more visible.
  2. Avoid over-scrubbing when you wash your face. Friction will irritate inflamed skin.
  3. Never pick at your scars, especially if you haven’t washed your hands. Bacteria from your hands and nails can result in the formation of additional cysts.

How can I get clearer skin?

At Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center, we offer both popular medspa treatments (Hydrafacial, dermaplaning, chemical peels, microneedling) AND non-surgical laser and IPL devices (CO2RE Skin Resurfacing, Picoway ResolveIPL photofacials, & more). To find out which treatment(s) can give you amazing skin, schedule a consultation at our medical spa in Burlington, Vermont today.

Schedule treatments in Burlington, Vermont

With most acne scars, it can feel like they’ll never fully fade. Thankfully, there are non-invasive treatments that can provide permanent scar reduction.* It all starts with a consultation at Bare Medical Spa + Laser Center in Burlington, Vermont. During your initial appointment, we will analyze your skin and create a custom treatment plan for you. Book online using the button below or give us a call at (802) 861-2273 to get started.


* Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.


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