FAQs on acne scars treatment & Hippocrates advice

What makes my acne to generate a scar?

acne scars treatment

Acne scars treatment

Does touching pimples increase the risk of acne scars formation? What precautions should I take?

Many factors are involved. Many studies suggest that inflammatory acne such as nodulocystic acne is more prone to produce skin scarring. The longer inflammation persist the more likely it is to leave a sequel, what we call an scars. This means if one pimple can stay there for more than one week, it’s more likely to produce scarring.

Therefore, don’t neglect your acne even for a short period, acne scars treatment should be initiated promptly and effectively. We tend to ignore mild acne, however, this can exacerbate to more severe forms in stress times. Those cysts almost always leave a scar. Certainly, touching your pimples is not a good practice. Why? because tip of our fingers and nails usually is a place where staphylococcus resides, a microorganism implicated in pathology of acne, that may result in adding infection to your pimples.

Surely, you wash your hands with soap several times a day, but this does not eliminate staphylococcus from tip of your fingers and under your fingernails. By touching your acne if you aggravate your acne condition, definitely you are taking more risk in producing scarring. Other mechanical contacts such as your pillow, your hair when it comes to touch with your face could cause the same thing.

How about Dermal Repair treatment for acne scar, what does it do?

Dermal Repair contains tripeptide which is known to help stimulation of collagen repair by activating growth factors. Growth factors are the same elements that are activated during wound healing and dermal repair. This acne scars treatment formulation is uses synergy of tripeptide with other elements knows for their help in dermal stimulation of connective tissue fibers. Dermal repair also provides the skin with protective antioxidants such as bioflavanoids and lipoic acid to provide an optimum environment for collagen repair.

Why should I buy the kit? Can I buy resurfacing acne scar treatment serum only?

Dermal repair serum

Dermal repair serum, an element of acne scars treatment kit

The three other products in this kit are not only essential part of acne scars treatment at home regimen for scar treatment caused by acne but also have synergistic effects with the serum. More effective skin regeneration is only practical when the skin is provided with essential nutrients. Day Effect is responsible for supplying nutrients needed the most. Its healing properties are also in need during this period of using the kit. It prevents your complexion from getting red and dry.

Use of the serum alone is not recommended and nor it would be as effective. Dermal Repair serum works deep within the dermis to correct collagen realignment. Dermal Repair helps with the skin protection and stimulation of connective tissue synthesis. Finally Facial Exfoliator helps to get rid of dead skin cells accumulated on the surface of the skin and let more effective penetration of corrective elements.

Considering my oily skin, why acne scars treatment serum is oily, while most brands promote oil free products for acne prone complexion?

Unlike most other pharmaceutical companies, we believe combination skin will benefit from oily formulations, as long as the used oils are not pore clogging, by a physiological mechanism called “down regulation”. The drier we keep an oily epidermis the more likely the activation of sebaceous glands. Nourishing oils such as Jojoba, Rosehip and Borage by providing a layer very similar to that of a normal complexion cause acne prone complexion to decrease its own secretions.

Oil free acne scar treatment products are very likely to stimulate sebaceous glands to increase their skin surface lipids secretions. This acne scars treatment enjoys the most nourishing oils which are not pore clogging but provide the epidermis with a protective layer, which helps removal of embedded grime. Serious forms of adult acne like cysts may be aggravated by oil free pore clogging products.

There are many acne scar removal resurfacing procedures that one can choose from, how do I know which one suit my condition best?

Cost, recovery period, acne scar type, depth and location are among the most important factors that you should consider before making your decision for best acne scar treatment. It is very important to know that each method has its own pros and cons so each individual should decide for his/her own to choose the best method he/she feels most comfortable with.

For example a 24 year old woman who still has breakouts from time to time, is not a good candidate for either acne scars treatment laser resurfacing or dermabrasion. Any type of surgery procedure should be delayed for about 12 months after clearance of acne lesions as post inflammatory pigmentations have spontaneous treatment.

More importantly consider your acne scar type before making your mind. Combination therapy becomes more popular with more effective results. The only disadvantage would be cost and downtime. The links on your right helps you with some more information about making your decision. Also on this site you can find information about different acne scars treatment resurfacing procedures that a plastic surgeon can do for you.

Why is it important to use acne scar serum and , acne scar cream, Day Effect, simultaneously one at night and the later during the day?

Acne scars treatment is a potent serum and a strong peeling agent with not much similarity to a chemical peel. It works on skin scarring resulted from acne of any type, please note most acne scars most commonly are of atrophic type, pitted that is. Resurfacing serum also eliminates skin’s discoloration and acne spots (brown hyperpigmentation spots left after an acne lesion healed).

There are more than two reasons for use of Day Effect during the day. First, after any type of peeling, the face needs to be regularly moisturized, nourished and soothed. Since the top most layers have been removed by peeling, this protective organ need to be supplied with nutrients and also need to be protected more vigorously. The second reason for use of Day Effect is that generous moisturization of a peeled skin helps elimination of dead cells more efficiently.

In addition, this corrective acne scar removal cream completes skin resurfacing work of acne scar treatment serum and it has synergistic effect with this night serum. This acne scar cream enriched with many anti aging ingredients and free radical scavengers to ensure your skin is protected against oxidative damage. Day Effect by itself is a skin retexturizer and its ability to tighten pores helps improve overall skin texture.

Can I use the serum for acne scars during the day?

We recommend Not to. High concentration of AHA’s may induce sun sensitivity. However, if you stay inside it is ok to use it as long as you are away from sun. Sun protection using a sunblock is always a good, healthy practice.

Hippocrates regimen results in an effective elimination of skin scars, pigmentation spots and acne spots resulted from acne using gradual skin resurfacing and dermal stimulation and collagen repair. This method for acne scars treatment occurs using high potency serums. No matter which method to take acne scar resurfacing is a lengthy treatment requires patience. However, If you don’t see any improvement in the first month, the chance of improvement in later months is very remote.

Our research has developed a skin care tailored for damaged skin using high potency serums. This skin care system changes your skin dramatically within one month. What will be more noticeable is the glow and smoothness in your complexion rather than skin scars. Complete scar revision may never occur, yet, your skin will divert into a strikingly different complexion in terms of overall smoothness and radiance.

This regimen for removal of acne spots and acne scars takes six to twelve months to smooth away scarring, depends on their location type and depth. Resurfacing serum works on the surface of the skin, epidermis, as well as deep within the dermis layer. It benefits from retexturizing properties of different renewal agents such as retinol, AHAs, alpha hydroxy acids, and BHA’s, beta hydroxy acids, for skin reconstruction, powerful antioxidants as well as collagen repair by stimulation of growth factors. .

Acne scars treatment kit also provides the skin with the nutrients it needs the most to make up for lost nutrients while the epidermis involves with rigorous skin renewal. The result is a new skin, where scarring is hardly recognizable because overall smoothness of the skin overwhelms the gradually-disappearing scars. Our motto is, “we don not promise miracles, yet we do promise results”, not to insinuate doubt in effectiveness of our high potency serums but to warn against unrealistic expectations.

This skin resurfacing treatment changes the entire appearance of your skin from tone and texture to resiliency and smoothness. The skin becomes noticeably smoother and younger, while the appearance of acne scarring diminishes. General smoothness of your skin undermines the gradually disappearing scars. Stimulation of connective tissue fibers’ synthesis in dermis layer is another target of these serums to correct scarred skin.

This kit helps to increase epidermal subepidermal micro circulation and stimulation of collagen remodeling, which is disrupted during scar formation. Please navigate through our site to become more familiar with the choices you have to treat acne scars.

Can I use acne scars serum over the eye-area (eyelids and under eye)?

Absolutely not. However, the serum must be used over entire face (except for eye area) and neck to confer an even tone complexion and also to be more effective. Do not try to use resurfacing serum on areas of acne scars only. After applying the acne scars treatment serum, massaging your face for two three minutes helps tremendously with more penetration of essential nutrients.

My skin becomes scaly from time to time, what should I do with that?

This is a natural process of the epidermis to renew itself. Usually it takes the epidermis about 28 days to renew itself by removing old scales. This regimen for scar treatment makes this process much faster. The best way to get rid of surface scales is to scrub your face using your finger tips after you wash your face in the morning while your skin is still wet.

Gently massage your face with your fingertips to remove surface skin debris. You can also use any scrub cream to make removal of flakes and dead epidermal cells easier. If you still breakout and have some active lesions of acne on your skin, scrubbing is not advisable and can lead to aggravation of your acne lesions.

I have a tingling sensation after applying acne scars treatment, what should I do?

It is quite natural. because of the acidic pH of the product. However, it will disappear after a few minutes. It will take a while to your skin to adapt to AHA’s. Please note that if tingling and hot sensation became too overwhelming, wash your face and do not use the serum for a night. Always check for redness before applying scar treatment serum if there is a visible redness, do not use the product for one night. The night after you can continue using the serum.

Should I cleanse my face before applying Hippocrates products?

Yes. Cleansing is an important primary step in any skin care regimen. Please apply the serum on cleansed dry skin.

How about scrubbing my face, is that ok to scrub my face during the time I’m using acne scar kit? How about microdermabrasion?

Yes, you can. It is highly suggested since scrubbing your face lets dead cells to fall off and soften your skin so that it improves the penetration of corrective products. Every week after a warm bath, start scrubbing your face and neck area using your fingertips with circular movements. Please note that if there is any trace of an active acne on your face, do not try to scrub your face.

Do not use the serum the same day after a microdermabrasion treatment, you can use it the next day though. Other scar removal methods are rather invasive treatments and require skin healing for a few weeks. During this period acne scars treatment serums should not be used.

I have already tried Glycolic Acid on my facial scar. It wasn’t effective. How acne scar treatment serum is different from Glycolic Acid products?

Hydroxy acids alone are only slightly effective on scars resulted from acne. It is not a complete eradication method. pH and concentration of AHA’s products could vary greatly, those are two major factors in determining efficacy of this acid.

These acne scar treatment products enjoys four different renewal treatment agents. They make renewal of the skin to happen faster than usual. One renewing agent won’t be as effective, since the skin adapts to renewing agents quite readily. Another factor that reduces effectiveness of different renewing agents is neutralization of the pH of the products. Scar removal serum is not neutralized.

Considering moderate effectiveness of AHA’s why Glycolic serum 30% is part of our therapeutic regimens for acne-damaged skin? This serum is used by plastic surgeons to perform a peeling. This is a strong peeling agent, even though not strongest. There are 50% and 70% solutions as well, performed only by professionals. We have experienced once-a-week peelings with Glycolic Acid 30% at home could be very helpful in scar reducing. So basically you use the serum every night and Glycolic30% once a week.

There are a few more helpful skin care tips such as once a week scrubbing, which are very helpful. Also Day Effect (among the three piece kit) is a nourishing moisturizer which helps elimination of loosen flakes and moisturize your skin as well as helping the epidermis to rebuild itself by providing it with nutrients it needs the most. It is also very soothing and reduce inflammation, which especially aid inflammatory acne for instance cystic form of acne.

All three elements of three-piece kit are essential for to treat damaged skin effectively. Please note this kit is not a miracle for eradication of various types of acne scar entirely in a month. However, in six months you will be noticing considerable difference in depth of acne scarring. Radiance and smoothness will be more observable than scars and pigmentation resulted from acne. Also your skin tone and texture will be dramatically changed.

I have heard that glycolic acid burns off dead epidermal cells but then also burns live cells as well, is this true?

It does not burn skin cells, nor do other AHA’s. Our skin is defended by a layer of surface cells, technically referred to as the stratum corneum, which constantly renews and eliminates itself. Over time, natural cell reproduction and elimination begin to lag. The stratum corneum layer begins to thicken, slowing down the natural exchange process.

Fewer new cells replace old ones which are shedding at a slower rate. Dead cells simply hang on, creating lines and wrinkles, rough cracked surface, lack of firmness, dull flaking complexion, pigmentation disorders and blemishes. Vigorous skin remodeling is the key to maintain a youthful complexion AHA’s such as glycolic acid for acne scars have been the subject of intense medical research and revealed amazing anti-aging properties such as:

A more rapid elimination dead cells that have stagnated at the surface and suffocated the skin, this is of importance in treating acne A stimulation of cell removal A reduction in the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and surface discoloration An improvement in smoothing skin texture and softness AHA’s have the ability to gently “unglue” the bonds that hold the cells of the epidermis together, thus stimulating cell renewal and exfoliating dead cells that sit on the surface.

I still have acne breakouts from time to time, but I am concerned about few scar I have here and there on my face. Can I start acne scar kit?

If you are still breaking out, you’d better continue with acne treatment to clear your complexion first. Scars are consequence of acne so it is wise to treat the root cause first. Acne treatment it help with your acne-caused lesions as well in a slower rate. Infection and inflammation are two major problems in severe acne and even milder forms. These two culprits have been greatly considered and addressed in bioengineering of acne kit. Severe acne should be consulted with a dermatologist.


I am using the acne scar cream for about a month now. My face gets red sometimes and I don’t feel comfortable going out with a red face, what should I do?

Acne scar treatment serum is a potent concentrated formula, it might gives some redness especially in very fair-skin individuals. Please read serum application first, there you can find how to treat your redness. Basically you are in charge of the redness and its facial removal. Check out your face each night before using the serum, if there is a marked redness on your face, avoid using the serum that night. Instead you can apply Day Effect, acne scar cream, to heal your skin and get rid of redness. The night after you can continue use of the serum.

I am using Retin-A (retinoids) for treatment of some skin scars now, how can I incorporate this kit into my regimen? Does use of Retin-A along with the scar kit improves the final result?

It is very possible to incorporate Retin-A and our acne scars treatment kit into your scar treatment regimen. Use them on alternative nights, which means one night retin-A the night after the Serum. You can use Day Effect everyday. Adding Retin-A to your therapeutic regimen improves the result between 10-20%. Pigmentations fade away slightly faster.

I am using another product at nights. How can I bring Hippocrates renewal kit into my regimen?
Remember this formulation is a MULTI-FUNCTIONAL SERUM. Serum-based acne scar treatment products will retexturize and renew your skin while it does nourish and protect with micro nutrients necessitated the most. It also take care of freckles and age spots and even tone your complexion. If you would like to see its skin resurfacing results you may use the treatment every night “alone” for a period of at least six months.

If I want to add one more product to my resurfacing regimen, what that would be?

Acne scars treatment kit is a comprehensive anti aging care, so while you are using it you do not need any more skin care products. Lines, wrinkles, skin tone and sagginess as well as hyperpigmentation spots, freckles and acne scarring will be taken care of. We recommend use of “Eye Treatment” for under eye area and also “Mask Rejuvenating” for once a week use for more effective resurfacing. This mask should not be used on red, irritated face.

Does Glycolic acid really damage my skin?

All resurfacing methods used to improve appearance of scars and acne spots are associated with some degree of epidermal irritability, this includes laser resurfacing, chemical peels, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion and even scrubbing your face at home. This is simply because the most superficial layers are removed, that makes it more exposed to environmental harshness.

Simultaneously, appropriate resurfacing methods can cause collagen remodeling, synthesis and an increase in the dermal layer thickness. It is this irritation that stimulate natural healing mechanisms which activate collagen remodeling to shape which leads to acne scar elimination. The skin appears firmer, more plump and revitalized. However, after these treatments or while using acne scar treatment products, wearing a sunscreen becomes a must. Here you can find more information on glycolic acid and its effect on the skin.

Why your packaging is so simple?

We strive so hard to keep our pricing as low as we can so we can provide our acne scar treatment products to broader range of audience rather than offering them only to the rich. We understand how skin conditions can cause distress in your life and our goal here is to help and to serve you better. Having this mission we keep the packaging simple and spend mostly on ingredients and formulation of our products.