Our Supporting Regimen for Amazing Results from Acne Scar Treatment
Lasers have truly revolutionised the way that we perform cosmetic procedures, making them safer, faster and less risky. Who would have though, thirty years ago, that a laser could remove scars, get rid of freckles, stop you from getting acne … AND clear up the acne scars?! Acne scar treatment with laser therapy has been proven to be safe and effective … but it can be discouraging to complete when you go back home and start getting new lesions some time later that just create new scars. Today we check out the highly effective skincare regimen that can help you get the most lasting results from laser acne scar treatment, using ordinary chemist-bought products.
Daily Skincare Regimen Post-Acne Scar Treatment
In order to keep your skin as clear as possible and help prevent any new breakouts that impair the results of your laser acne scar treatment, follow the simply 3-step regimen in the morning and at night time.
Step 1: Cleanse
• Apply a very generous amount of cleanser designed for acne-prone skin (not soap!!) to your hands
• Work up a good lather on your hands
• Apply the cleanser to all of your acne-prone areas, especially the areas that had laser acne treatment
• When you’re applying the cleanser, use an ultra-light touch. Irritating your acne has been scientifically proven to make it spread and become worse
• Pat your face dry very carefully, without rubbing or scrubbing
Step 2: Apply Benzoyl Peroxide
Benzoyl peroxide increases the cell turnover rate of your skin, meaning that populations of P. acnes bacteria don’t have a chance to get a foothold. If you had laser acne treatment, the light energy will have destroyed much of the bacteria colony within your skin – the benzoyl peroxide helps to maintain those results.
• Choose a 2.5% formulation of benzoyl peroxide. Some chemists sell up to 10% formulations, however these can be quite drying. If you’ve had laser acne treatment, your skin will be producing little sebum and with stronger solutions may become excessively dry.
• Wash and dry your hands before applying, so you don’t spread oil or bacteria over your face
• Apply small dabs of benzoyl peroxide all over your face
• Gently rub it over your face, not into your face
• Avoid the area around your eyes
• Leave the benzoyl peroxide on
• At the beginning, use smaller amounts of benzoyl peroxide to help stop your skin reacting badly.
Step 3: Moisturise
If you’ve had laser acne treatment, your skin won’t be producing as much sebum … that’s it’s mechanism of action! After ordinary laser acne treatment or acne scar treatment, your skin might be particularly dry. Using the right moisturiser is vital to helping prevent new pimples and helping it heal.
• Use a 20 cent piece-sized amount of moisturiser
• Avoid the eye area, so that you don’t spread benzoyl peroxide there
• If your moisturiser doesn’t seem strong enough to control flakiness, add 5-6 drops of jojoba oil and mix it through your bottle. Jojoba oil will not block your pores.
We love seeing the fabulous results that laser acne treatment and laser acne scar treatment create … if you follow the simple regimen, you’ll give yourself the best chance of keeping those fabulous results!