Acne is a short-term beauty hindrance for many, view but for others, it can leave permanent scars that often leave the victim feeling quite self-conscious. Acne scars can be easily avoided, and even after they’ve formed, it’s fairly simple to battle them. The tips below will guide you through dealing with acne scars.\n\n\n\nHow to avoid acne scars\n\nAcne scars tend to stem from picking pimples, so simply avoiding this habit will prevent scars. If you can’t help picking, acne treatment gels or liquids containing products such as licorice, horse chestnut, yeast, oats, or green tea can minimize the damage. Sometimes, after picking, the more intense route of using exfoliants containing rice extract, lactic acid, or salicylic acid is necessary. Fair warning, though: applying excess exfoliant can actually worsen your scars.\n\nHow to battle established acne scars\n\nExfoliated, brighter skin naturally hides scars. A mild exfoliating agent can be combined with a spot-fader and a skin regenerator to touch up scars. Although each ingredient is powerful on its own, when combined, they’re a force to be reckoned with.\n\nMore technical, complex solutions\n\nLaser techniques and advanced cosmetic procedures exist to combat acne scars. A particularly non-intrusive procedure for any acne scars that have turned white over time is scar camouflage via permanent cosmetics. This form of paramedical tattooing is frequently used to blend surgical and burn scars with the surrounding skin, and can be applied to white acne scars as well.\n\nThe Whitney Center is an innovator in the art of scar camouflage. We have led the field in paramedical scar camouflage tattooing for over a decade. Contact us today to learn more about this procedure and whether it’s right for you.