With this type of acne scars, we want to stimulate collagen and also speed up cell turnover to help the skin repair itself.
The ingredients we will look for are Vitamins A, to stimulate collagen and speed up cell turnover, Vitamin C to stimulate collagen and also brighten the skin and AHA's (Alpha Hydroxy Acids) to exfoliate and keep the skin healthy.
In my opinion, as far as in-clinic treatments go would recommend skin needling with a skin pen device.
This type of scar is definitely out of the realm of beauty therapy, although I have seen good results with silicone patches to help flatten these scars.
I would recommend seeing a dermatologist who would have several treatments to help with this type of acne scar. Best results come from an early intervention.
The good news is that most of these dark marks will fade and disappear over time. You can do a few things to speed up the healing process.
Reach for ingredients like Salicylic Acid and Retinol. The Salicylic Acid will help to exfoliate while the Retinol will help to speed up the rate of cell turnover plus help to lighten the pigment. Another excellent treatment is to have a course of peels or some skin needling; both these treatments have great results!