Acne Scars Not Healing?

Acne Scars Not Healing?

Are your acne scars not healing as well as you would like? Acne scars can sometimes be quite deep and require special attention. Acne occurs when the body’s sebaceous follicles plug up with bacteria and dead skin cells. Your body has a natural inflammatory response that often leads to skin injury and scarring. Fresh acne sscars eventually become less inflamed and begin to form flat, reddish lesions that doctors call maculae. Maculae may darken on the skin where the inflammation was. Unfortunately, some people do develop permanent acne scars at such sites. Your skin may appear to be indented or sunken. So, what to do?

Begin applying InviCible’s therapeutic scar cream to your acne scars as soon as inflammation and rawness subsides. InviCible’s ingredients were specifically chosen to help reduce acne scars and to promote the fading of acne dark spots. To further enhance and minimize your acne scar’s healing process, be sure to protect your acne or dark spots from the sun. This will darken the scars further than is absolutely necessary. If your acne is on your face or scalp, wear a hat to protect yourself from the sun. If your acne is on your back, don’t expose your back to the sun. It’s damaging, and could darken your scars further. Keep the area clean and dry.

If your acne scars are not healing, it may be because you are using the wrong scar treatment product to heal the area. Try a twice-daily application of InviCible, with Dual Vitamin C complex. Dual Vitamin C complex helps to normalize collagen production — a natural part of the healing process —improves acne scarring by making scars more flush with your healthy skin. If your acne scars tend to darken, apply InviCible to help decrease production of dark pigment. ProBiosyn-4™ is a group of ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties. They include Aloe Vera and Licorice extract, which help to limit acne flare-ups. Licorice extract is especially helpful in dispersing the abnormal dark pigmentation responsible for dark acne marks.

When scars do not appear to be healing, most likely there is an agent that’s irritating the area. If you’ve been keeping the area clean and dry, then the only other possibility is your scar treatment cream. Many scar treatment creams contain ingredients that successfully lighten scars in the short term, but irritate and aggravate scar tissue over the long term such as Kojic Acid and Hydroquinone.

Believe it or not, Vitamin E does not promote speedy healing! Instead, it can promote contact dermatitis. InviCible Scars is a therapeutic combination of safe ingredients that will allow your scar to heal, finally. InviCible’s safety profile is top notch and has even been awarded the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval and is one of only 300 products in compliance with the Compact for Safe Cosmetics. Daily application of safe and effective InviCible scar cream, in combination with avoidance of the sun, a healthy diet, daily exercise, will ensure a speedy reduction in scar tissue prominence and improved aesthetic appearance.

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Melasma Treatment: How to Fade Hyperpigmentation

Melasma Treatment: How to Fade Hyperpigmentation

Brown patches of skin that can appear on the face are known as Melasma. While the exact cause is unknown, it is more prevalent in women than men. There are many common triggers, such as the use of birth control pills, pregnancy, and certain medications that have been known to increase the skin’s sensitivity to the sun. Certain topical treatments are helpful in fading these types of spots. In some cases, a patient may have to experiment with various treatments before they find the one that works for them and is the most effective in treatment.

Treatment Time Frame

When topical treatments are used, it will require an exercise in extreme patience. For improvement to be noticeable, it may take several months of consistently using a topical Melasma treatment as directed. If a patient is working with a dermatologist, it is very important to make sure the directions for treatment are strictly followed in order for the maximum benefits to be received. This way results can appear much sooner instead of later.

The Importance of Sunscreen

When it comes to the treatment of Melasma, it is very important for the skin to be protected from the sun. Even if you are using topical medications or any other regimens the use of sunscreen is crucial to the success of the treatment. Exposure to the sun will weaken the effects of creams made for fading. Your skin’s sensitivity to the sun is increased by the different ingredients used in Melasma treatments, as well. Melasma can worsen if inadequate protection from the sun is an issue. Sunscreens that contain titanium dioxides and zinc with an SPF of 30 are recommended to offer full protection from the damaging rays of the sun.

Commonly Used, But Harmful Ingredients

One of the most common treatments for Melasma is the use of a bleaching agent known as hydroquinone. There are non-prescription versions available that contain approximately two percent, but prescriptions offer concentrations that are as high as four percent. However, this type of treatment doesn’t come without risk. Patients using hydroquinone can experience darkening of spots and a bluish hue developing on the skin. Hydroquinone can also lead to a condition called ochronosis, even when it is bought over-the-counter. This is permanent hyperpigmentation with sooty darkening of the skin. Ochronosis may also cause loss of skin elasticity and impaired wound healing. Other side effects include contact dermatitis (rash, redness, itching and flaking) and nail discoloration.

Kojic acid is a very popular ingredient in products of Asian skin lightening. Like hydroquinone, kojic acid is effective in lightening dark scars, brown spots and even Melasma. Unfortunately, some studies suggest that skin exposed to kojic acid on a regular basis becomes more sensitive. Skin sensitization is bad because it can lead to allergic contact dermatitis.

Treatments that are known to be the most effective will combine agents for skin lightening and exfoliating agents such as vitamin A and glycolic acid. Prescriptions creams that contain topical steroids, as well as other ingredients have been able to produce dramatic results. These agents are known as kojic acid, salicylic acid, extract of licorice, vitamin C, lactic acid, and azeleic acid.

Safe and Effective Ingredients 

One of the most effective, and safe, ingredients to use to fade Melasma are products that contain a stable form of Vitamin C (L-ascorbic acid.) How do you know if it is stable? If your Vitamin C turns brown, then it has essentially oxidized and thus no longer effective. To disguise this oxidation, many Vitamin C skin care products are colored brown or dark yellow to begin with. Vitamin C in its stablest form is a powerful anti-oxidant that will help prevent further skin damage, while safely lightening dark spots like Melasma.

As with any skin treatment, in order for the desired results to be achieved, the application of Melasma-fading products have to be used on a regular schedule for a length of time. Have patience, be consistent and you will see results!

Do you have Melasma?

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