Medicine for Acne Scars

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Medicine for acne scars are post-acne lightening gels made with 2 percent hydroquinone, which stops the pore from producing melanin. Reduce the appearance of acne scars with beauty advice from a certified aesthetician in this free video on skin care.

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Video Transcript

Hi, I'm Kelli. I'm an aesthetician and makeup artist, at Ulta Salon & Cosmetics, and I'm going to tell you about some medication for acne scars. Basically, what causes a scar, is when you have a blemish, and you pick at that blemish, and remove the surface layer of skin, and go out into the sun without protection. That's going to cause it to discolor, so what you can use to help to treat that, is some post acne lightening gel. This is a 2 % hydroquinone based product, so basically what hydroquinone does, is it penetrates deep into the pore, helps to stop that pore from producing melanin, the little melanocytes from within the follicle, from producing melanin, so it's going to help reduce any discoloration. It's also going to help to lighten that up. You do have to use it consistently for about six to eight weeks, before you start to see results, and you do have to make sure that you follow up with a sunscreen, because your skin is not going to be able to produce any melanin, using this product, so you wouldn't want to cause that follicle any damage, so you do want to make sure that you do follow up with a sunscreen. Another thing that you can do to help to remove acne scars, is you can do a facial peel, and that's basically an alpha hydroxy based agent, that goes deep within to the skin, and helps to exfoliate dead and damaged skin cells, to give you a more even tone and texture, so those are some things that you can do to remove acne discolorations, and scars.


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