Introduction to Acne Scars
A lot of patients get treated for Acne with medications but often neglect to treat the acne scars. It is important to treat the scar as early as possible. Once the Acne scars mature they become more resistant to treatment.
Acne eruptions heal by destroying the deep tissue and collagen in the skin which results in uneven skin and various types of acne scars.
The Good news is that most of the Acne scars are treatable although the treatment may require multiple sessions and a multimodality approach.
Our team at Kalpana aesthetics specializes in acne scarring, providing an extensive range of treatments for this particular indication. It is an indication which we frequently address and treat, and have seen some great results with.
Types of Acne Scars
Acne scars are treatable. Before beginning the treatment, it’s important to know what type they are. This will profoundly impact the end results. Each type of Acne Scar responds to treatment differently, and some treatments are better for particular types than others.
These are most common on the face. A depressed scar sits below the surrounding skin. They’re formed when not enough collagen is made while the wound is healing. There are three types of atrophic scars:
Boxcar Scars – These are wide, U-shaped scars that have sharp edges. They can be shallow or deep. The shallower they are, the better they respond to skin resurfacing treatments.
Ice pick Scars – Ice pick scars are narrow, V-shaped scars that can go deep into the skin. They can look like a small round or oval holes, like a chicken pox scar. These are the most difficult scars to treat because they can extend far under the surface of the skin.
Rolling Scars – These are wide depressions that typically have rounded edges and an irregular, rolling appearance.
Raised Scars or Hypertrophic Scars
These scars are most common with chest and back acne. They stand above the surface of the surrounding skin and are caused by too much collagen during healing.
Discoloration left behind after a zit has cleared isn’t a scar. The purple, red, or brown marks will fade over a few months on their own.
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