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Acne Marks

What are Acne Marks?

Approximately 95% of all people with chronic acne experience some degree of acne marking after their blemishes are healed. For those with fair skin, acne marks may range in color from pink to purple while deeper complexions may notice brown or even black spots in the areas where acne was once prominent on their complexions.

Treatments

Acne marks generally decrease over time due to cell turnover, however, the cell turnover process is gradual and can take a year or more to completely eliminate acne marks. Products containing vitamin C, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and licorice extract help to expedite healing while AHA and retinol expedite cell turnover. Always check with your dermatologist.

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All about Acne Marks

When you're battling chronic acne, your first concern may be to banish those unsightly blemishes that are detracting from your appearance and having a negative impact on your self-esteem. Once you succeed in clearing up your complexion, you may be disheartened to see that traces of your acne breakouts linger on your face in the form of acne marks.

Approximately 95 percent of all people with chronic acne experience some degree of acne marking after their blemishes are healed. For those with fair skin, acne marks may range in color from pink to purple and may occur in only a small area or be widespread across the face. Darker skinned individuals may notice brown or even black spots in the areas where acne was once prominent on their complexions.

The Cause

Acne marks stem from a phenomenon called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or PIH. Breakouts of acne are caused by infections located within the pores. Your immune system's natural response to the presence of bacterial infections is to increase blood flow to the affected area, which results in the inflammation that is common with acne. Inflammation is necessary to fight off the infection and is triggered by the release of specialized chemical messengers in your body that activate immune system cells. Inflammation persists until the acne infection is cleared up, meaning that these chemicals continue to work in your skin until your last blemish is healed.

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Super potent serum for lightening brown/age/acne spots, stimulating collagen and elastin, and brightening.
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1 oz | VJ003
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Immediately diminishes the appearance of discoloration, uneven skin tone and imperfections while providing broad spectrum SPF 30 protection.
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A radiance repair mask formulated with Glycolic and Lactic (AHAs) Acids to improve skin’s clarity and firmness.
$78.00
4.4 oz | UG011
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Concentrated single dose capsules filled with an advanced night use serum to repair and brighten skin tone.
$84.00
50 ct | EA242
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This dynamic product lightens the appearance of discoloration and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
$98.00
1 oz | JM182
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A nightly moisturizer with an exfoliating enzyme to smooth away acne scars with minimal peeling.
$60.00
1 oz | VE037
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A powerful daytime serum to brighten skin tone and diminish discoloration.
$79.50
1 oz | EA241
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Reduces appearance of age spots without lightening the surrounding skin. Brightens and evens for a more unified complexion.
$56.00
0.1 oz | EE224
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A glycolic acid based exfoliating treatment developed in the exclusive Red Door Spa.
$56.00
50 ct | EA243
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Your ultimate mineral foundation, sunscreen and moisturizer all in one.
$32.00
1.4 oz | PS018
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This daily triple action moisturizer is formulated to both diminish the appearance of dark spots and brighten overall skin tone while protecting skin against further discoloration and damage.
$65.00
1.4 oz | NS079
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This powerful serum is designed to illuminate and brighten skin that is affected by hyperpigmentation caused by aging and UV exposure.
$78.00
1 oz | NS078
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A creamy wash formulated to stimulate cell renewal and gently cleanse.
$36.00
3.4 oz | NS076
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This advanced formula includes clinically proven technologies to control pigmentation.
$70.00
1 oz | NS077
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A creamy wash formulated to stimulate cell renewal and gently cleanse.
$68.40 $72.00 value
6.8 oz | NSPK04
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Your ultimate mineral foundation, sunscreen and moisturizer all in one.
$32.00
1.4 oz | PS019
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Achieve a more radiant, luminous complexion with this powerful brightening system.
$209.00 $260.00 value
SM110
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Microdermabrasion tool for superior exfoliation at home.
$159.00
1 ct | PW010
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A rejuvenating and intensely hydrating sheet mask that works to create a bright, radiant complexion.
$95.00
6 ct | ER072
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Microdermabrasion tool for superior exfoliation at home.
$159.00
1 ct | PW013
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A revolutionary at-home skin care tool that provides the same brilliant results as professional treatments.
$179.00
1 ct | PW015
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Achieve a more radiant, luminous complexion with this powerful brightening system.
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SM111
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Microdermabrasion tool for superior exfoliation at home.
$159.00
1 ct | PW011
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A nourishing oil packed with Omega-3 and fatty acids to balance skin tone and smooth skin texture.
$42.00
0.5 oz | UC024
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A daily treatment to visibly reduce skin discoloration stemming from various triggers including sun exposure.
$45.00
1 oz | VH089
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This two-step peel gently polishes skin as it fades darks spots and discoloration.
$100.00
ER069
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A brightening, anti-aging mask that visibly improves luminosity, skin tone and texture.
$85.00
1 oz | JM179
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This unique masque brightens, diminishes the appearance of dark spots and uneven pigmentation.
$65.00
6 ct | EX131
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Helps to brighten dull, discolored skin and even skin tones.
$99.00
1 oz | US015
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Promotes overall skin clarity and even tone for a a more luminous and radiant looking complexion.
$30.00
1 oz | IH004
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A professional-grade, spa-powered brightening treatment formulated with a complex of powerhouse ingredients.
$90.00
1 oz | BS266
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A professional-grade, nighttime treatment serum powered by high-potency 25% vitamin C.
$95.00
1 oz | BS267
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Correct pigmentation and boost luminosity to reveal beautifully radiant and even-toned skin.
$110.00
1.69 oz | EO026
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Uniquely designed, patented, radiance-releasing brush head duo.
$44.00
2 ct | CS155
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Skin brightening cream formulated with 4% Arbutin to enhance and even your complexion.
$79.90
2 oz | OB091
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Uniquely designed, patented, radiance-releasing brush head.
$27.00
1 ct | CS154
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Skin brightening cream formulated with 4% Arbutin and an exfoliant to help clarify and brighten skin.
$76.50
2 oz | OB092
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A complete skin care system specifically formulated for normal to oily skin.
$363.80 $432.00 value
OB093
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Skin brightening cream with 4% Arbutin and Vitamins C & E to brighten and rejuvenate your skin's appearance while you sleep.
$79.90
2 oz | OB096
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This concentrated formula targets and diminishes the appearance of discoloration for a more even skin tone.
$55.00
0.5 oz | KS080
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Promotes a smoother, brighter complexion and provides intense hydration.
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1 oz | CS153
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A superlative cleansing bar, delivering gentle exfoliation, deep cleansing and refined pores.
$85.00 $90.00 value
2 ct | ERPK03
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A superlative cleansing bar, delivering gentle exfoliation, deep cleansing and refined pores.
$45.00
5 oz | ER063
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Skin brightening serum formulated with 4% Arbutin and 10% L-Ascorbic Acid to help minimize the appearance of future skin damage.
$97.33
1 oz | OB095
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Transform any Clarisonic cleansing device into a Sonic Radiance Solution.
$125.00
CS150
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This polishing and brightening mask is infused with Molasses from Brown Sugar to hydrate and gently exfoliate the skin.
$60.00
8 ct | WE025
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A complete skin care system specifically formulated for normal to dry skin.
$297.08 $362.00 value
OB097
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Powerful night treatment to help correct irregular pigmentation and dark spots.
$99.00
1 oz | ED010
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