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How to Get Rid of Old Acne Scars

How do you get rid of old acne scars? – Hi there, Esther the Esthetician here with another blog article to help Transform your live, reduce stress, and build confidence. Our goal with each and every blog article is to inspire, educate, and entertain you.


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With today’s blog article we will be discussing How to you get rid of old acne scars? If you’re open minded and are serious about clearing up that unwanted acne scars to help you get the career and life you want and deserve… You definitely want to hang out with me and read today’s blog article. Plus, If you read the entire blog you’ll find some hidden gems (Gifts) I’ve designed just for you.

How do you get rid of old acne scars? Let’s find out!

Can I removed acne scars?

That depends on you! can you be consistent? Can you afford to get the right products for your skin type and/or condition? Like anything else in life, it’s possible, however, if you don’t put in the work, it will not work out. For example; you cannot say you want clear skin and then turn around and do everything else that will keep you from getting clear. Equally, You have to be committed mentally, physically, and emotionally.

  • You actually have to genuinely care about your skin.
  • Always keep it clean and moisturized
  • Incorporate an enzyme mask weekly.
  • See your esthetician every 3-4 weeks – consistently

Once you make up in your mind, that you want; clear, smooth, and even skin (and truly mean it) then, nothing will stand in your way or stop you.

Are Acne Scars Permanent?

In some cases yes! Acne scars can become permanent. That is why, it is important, for you to take care of your skin on a regular basis. Doing so, will minimize your chances of acne, thereby, reducing your chances significantly, of experiencing acne scars. I wrote a blog recently about the different types of acne scars. I recommend reading this blog next. Do you understand what type of acne scars you’re working with? For example, brown spot, boxcar, ice pick, Rolling, keloids… here’s a quick summary of a blog article I wrote a little while back…

Here are 10 tips for acne prone skin

The following types of scar occur on acne prone skin:

  • Ice-pick scars – these are deep, narrow, pitted scars.
  • Rolling scars – broad depressions with a sloping edge.
  • Boxcar scars – broad depressions with sharply defined edges.
  • Atrophic scars – flat, thin scars or depressed scars (anetoderma)

Are Acne scars permanent?

Acne scars love inviting themselves in! The worse part, they are typically slow to leave. Acne is usually a temporary problem, but acne scars can be permanent. “ I really want acne scars that never disappear”, said no one ever. scars are part of the skin’s normal healing process after it has been damaged by a wound or injury. Most wounds heal fast without scarring. However, some of them have a mind of their own… they don’t understand when enough is enough.

This is how I personally cleared my acne scar twice now! The first time, it was stressed induced. The last time it was medication-induced. I’m sharing my skin story to inspire you to be consistent and don’t give up.

What causes Acne scars?

Let’s find out what really caused those unwanted acne/acne scars. Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores with excess Sebum (oil), dead skin cells, and bacteria. Here’s what really happens… your pores swell, causing a break in the hair follicle wall. some lesions are usually minor and heal fairly quickly.

Can Acne Scars Be removed?

Let’s find out if acne scars can actually be removed… In some cases, your esthetician, doctor, and/or dermatologist may suggest a chemical peel or microdermabrasion treatment to help improve the appearance of scarred areas. These milder treatments can be done right in the office/treatment room. For serious scarring from previous bouts with acne, several types of treatment can be combined to help remove the acne scars or ingrown hairs.

How Do I get rid of acne scars & dark spots?

Let’s talk about Dark spots vs. scars

For starters, treating dark spots from acne is different than treating acne scars. Scars require tissue to be damaged or overgrown. Also, scars are difficult to fully remove, and while they may fade over time, some usually remain visible to some extent. And most importantly, it will not happen overnight. You have to be committed and really see results.

Dark spots from acne, on the other hand, are flat against the surface of your skin. They don’t indicate any long-term damage to your skin cells, pores, or follicles. 

It can take a while, but dark spots tend to become lighter over time, and eventually go away completely. It can take anywhere from 3 months to 2 years for them to fully go away for good!… Unless you start breaking out again…

That doesn’t mean you have to wait forever in hopes that your dark spots will fade. There are plenty of home remedies, over-the-counter (OTC) products, and even dermatology and esthetician treatments – you can try, to get rid of them quickly.


Can you teach me how to get rid of my acne scars completely?

Absolutely! Start by Watching This Playlist of videos I’ve put together just for you!

If you want more… Visit our video archive

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About the Author Esther The Esthetician Nelson

I make make-up Optional. I help my clients see how beautiful they are from the inside-out. Using my pair of magical wands, I heal acne scars and build self- esteem. For some, problematic skin can hinder them from the dream, career, or relationships they desire My goal is to help black/brown skin women know that they can rise above acne scars and have glowing healthy skin after all Bringing the results of a med spa paired with the relaxing atmosphere of a day spa. ------- I’m a Certified Skin Care Specialist, licensed aesthetician, and nail technician. My journey to becoming a beauty expert goes back to 2010 with my own personal struggle with acne. It is through my work learning how to first improve my own skincare, and then my passion to bring this knowledge to others, that I came to truly understand this guiding principle: Beauty is a state of mind as much as a physical way of being...

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