If you had acne and it left scars on your skin, you have many options to eliminate the discoloration and bumps on your skin. Studies have proven that glycolic acid has the power to make you bid goodbye to acne scars and hello to more youthful and healthy looking skin. Glycolic acid is a super exfoliant skin care ingredient that erases those unwelcome acne scars on the surface, as well as improve the underlying condition of your skin.

What about acne and scars?

Waiting to treat acne until it becomes severe can lead to extensive scarring. Some people are more prone to have scars when their acne clears. The risk increases when a person has inflammatory acne that is painful, reddish and swollen such as acne cysts and nodules that penetrate deep into the skin and damage it. Acne scars can happen with delayed treatment for swollen acne since the longer the acne is allowed to be swollen, the greater risk of acne scarring. Picking, popping or squeezing acne can also increase inflammation and the risk of scarring. Heredity also plays an important role because acne scarring tends to run in the family.

As acne breakouts and begins to go deeper into the skin, it damages the skin and the tissue beneath it. After the acne clears, the body endeavors to repair this damage. During the process of healing, the body produces collagen — a substance supporting the skin. A scar can result if the body produces too little or too much collagen. The type of scar depends on how much collagen your body makes. Don’t worry, glycolic acid skin care products can help reverse these unsightly acne scars.

How to eliminate acne scars

Acne scars can take several years to fully disappear but glycolic acid can greatly improve the appearance of skin and decreases acne scars within a shorter time period.

  1. Before using a glycolic acid treatment, clean the skin very well. You can consult a dermatologist to decide on the strength of glycolic acid to be used on the skin. Glycolic acid is perfectly safe but it is powerful. If you have very sensitive skin you probably want to start with a lower strength glycolic acid pads every other day and gradually build up to higher concentrations and more frequent treatments.
  2. After the skin is cleaned, apply the glycolic acid embedded pad across the face and leave on the skin for several minutes before washing it off. You can also leave it on if you don’t want to wash it off.
  3. If you have sensitive skin you can minimize any tingling or burning sensations with a cool compress. This can happen from the super exfoliating power of glycolic acid exposing new skin and encouraging fresh collagen. You should notice the first changes in a few days with the skin looking healthier and pores shrinking. The scarring and fine lines should start to change after about two to three weeks.

Types of Glycolic Acid

There are different strengths of glycolic acid. If you have never had an acid peel on your skin you should start with a lower strength and work your way to our stronger strength products. Cane+Austin glycolic acid peels will cover your epidermis and remove the dead skin cells while stimulating the regeneration of new epidermis. A light glycolic acid peel has no down time and people can return to school or work right away.

Buying the right type of glycolic acid is essential for achieving the best skin results in the fastest time. You want to make sure to purchase only the best quality glycolic acid products and use it properly. Dr. Craig Austin has years of experience and the trust of over thousands of people with great skin. You can trust his products to help eliminate acne scars. No matter what you type of acne scars you have, we can match you to the right kind of glycolic acid concentration to bring back your healthier, more radiant skin.