Acne Scar Treatment

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Acne Scar treatment


Acne is a common skin problem that can affect both teenagers and adults. Having to deal with acne itself is bad enough, but acne can also leave behind permanent scars. A scar is abnormal skin tissue that forms after a wound is healed, to stop infection and foreign particles from entering the body. Scar tissue is not formed from new skin cells, it is made up of a collection of collagen fibres and other proteins.

So although a scar is the skin’s natural way of healing itself, scar tissue does not look like normal skin.

There are two main categories of acne scars – depressed scars and raised scars.

Depressed scars are caused by a loss of collagen and are the most common type of scar resulting from acne.

There are three main types of depressed acne scars:

1. Ice pick scars

These are deep and narrow scars that look like large, empty pores.

2. Boxcar scars

These are broad depressions in the skin with steep, defined edges.

3. Rolling scars

Broad depressions with rounded, sloping edges. These scars pull at the tissue beneath the skin, giving a ‘rolling’ appearance.

Procedures for Scar Acne Treatment