Acne and acne scars affect millions of teens and adults worldwide. Acne usually appears in adolescence when young people feel most insecure about themselves and their appearance. Left untreated, it continues into adulthood, leaving acne scars, dark blemishes, severe discoloration, and low self-esteem in its wake. It’s definitely easier to clear and control acne before there’s a need for acne scar treatment.
Acne & Scar Treatment
Professional acne and acne scar treatment, products, and several important lifestyle changes are often necessary to stop the inflammatory path of acne in its tracks and to slow down or prevent the formation of new acne lesions, dark blemishes, and scarring. Unfortunately, truly effective acne and acne scar treatment, especially for ethnic and black skin, is either hard to find or unavailable. Many people don’t seek help with their acne until it’s too late to prevent scarring. And, it’s likely that the methods they try are unsuccessful.
Types of Acne Scars
Acne scarring occurs as the superficial and dermis layers are damaged by prolonged inflammation and other factors in the progression of acne. Many ethnic acne scars (on black skin, olive skin, and darker skin tones) are flat and leave only dark hyperpigmented marks. Severe acne lesions can lead to severe acne scars down the road. Scars are made of fibrous tissue which can replace normal skin texture after moderate to severe acne. It’s the same protein (collagen) as the skin it replaces, but the composition is different, and with black skin and other ethnic skin, scarring will often heal much darker than the surrounding skin. Acne scars can also be raised (hypertrophic scars), grow outside of the original injury site (keloid scars), or form a sunken recess with a pitted appearance (atrophic scars, the type usually associated with acne).
Acne: The Sad Truth
Unfortunately, people can be afflicted by inflamed acne, unsightly dark or red blemishes, and acne scars for years. Many suffer low self-esteem and depression as a result. Most insurance companies cover some treatment for inflamed acne, but don’t cover acne scar treatment, dark spots or generalized hyperpigmentation because they’re considered “cosmetic concerns”, not medical problems. Medical scar revision, deep resurfacing and steroid therapy procedures are risky on black and ethnic skin because the results are unpredictable, often unsatisfactory, and in many cases, ca worsen the problem. It’s not surprising that acne scars and dark blemishes are a universal challenge.
We Can Help
Clinically Clear™ Skin Rehab Center, serving the Oakland, San Leandro, East Bay, and San Francisco Bay Area, is dedicated to delivering highly-effective acne and acne scar treatment, especially black skin and all ethnic skin.
We are dedicated to acne management and acne scar treatment and the management of other skin disorders including scars, dark spots, rough skin texture, skin discoloration, razor bumps, keloids and more.
Our goal is to prevent new breakouts and scars with customized treatment protocols and provide active products that will clear acne, help fade superficial discolored scars, and improve severe acne scars.
At Clinically Clear™ Skin Rehab Center, addressing dark acne scars and keloids on darker skin tones is very similar to protocols for active acne with simple discoloration, but treatments and home care differ based on the exact type of scarring and pigmentation. Whatever can’t be cleared completely, we’ll make every effort to improve its appearance.
Treatment for acne and acne scars for black and darker skin requires specialized products, sun protection, and professional exfoliation. Acne scar treatment takes time and patience but can be very successful. The processes we use to improve the texture and appearance of your complexion, skin tone, acne scars, and keloids requires no ‘downtime’ and is safe and gradual.
Scar Reduction Treatments
Skin brightening and scar-reducing exfoliating peels are performed in every two to four weeks in the absence of irritation. After the initial consultation, we offer free-of-charge follow-up appointments to current clients to track progress and compliance while using our products. Our individualized home care protocol helps keep acne under control, even out the skin tone, fade dark spots, protect from the sun and improve scar texture.
Our team of acne specialists and ethnic skin care experts have years of clinical experience treating acne, dark spots, acne scarring, razor bumps, skin discoloration, keloids, and other skin problems. During your initial consultation, we’ll discuss your skin problems and individual needs, determine how we can be of help, and create an individualized plan-of-action to fit your budget and schedule.
Acne and scar treatment are not just about how your skin looks. It’s about how you feel about your skin and about yourself.
To get started, schedule your initial consultation so we can sit down and discuss your skin problem, treatments you’ve tried in the past, go over your lifestyle, answer your questions, and explore a customizable acne program and acne scar treatment plan. Your initial one-on-one in-depth consultation is only $35 and comes with free support, periodic follow-up visits, and phone and email coaching for as long as you continue to use our products as directed.
Note: Individual results will vary. Pitted and raised scarring cannot be totally eliminated or removed, but can be dramatically improved over time with active topical exfoliants and professional scar reduction treatments and chemical peels.
Treating discoloration involves addressing the exact cause of the dark spots, adhering to a specific corrective home care regimen, practicing sun avoidance, using zinc-based sunscreen diligently, and making important lifestyle changes. Results vary from person to person and are not guaranteed.
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