Acne scars come in many different shapes, sizes and even colors. Each type of acne scar has its own unique characteristics and features. Because of these differences, the available treatments for acne scars are not one size fits all. It is important to carefully choose the treatment that best matches your needs in order to … Continue reading “The Types of Acne Scars”

Glycolic Acid is a Keratolytic medication that is used in the treatment of both active acne and mild acne scars. Glycolic Acid is a type of Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and is a common ingredient in a range of skin care products. AHAs are organic acids that are naturally produced by sugar cane and certain … Continue reading “Glycolic Acid”

Subcision is a procedure that involves surgically disrupting the fibrous tissue underneath a depressed acne scar (eg. ice pick, boxcar scars). This fibrous bundle of collagen-rich tissue can serve as an anchor that connects the bottom of the scar to the underlying tissue. It can also inhibit the regrowth of healthy tissue. In the surgical … Continue reading “Subcision”

Azelaic Acid is Keratolytic medication that also has antibacterial properties. Azelaic Acid is a common topical treatment for mild to moderate acne symptoms. Keratolytic agents work by causing the outer layer of the skin to loosen and shed. Azelaic Acid is also occassionally used as a treatment for mild acne scar symptoms, such as hyperpigmentation … Continue reading “Azelaic Acid”