Acne Scars: Get Rid of them [Simplified]
Acne or Pimple heal with a scar in 95% of patients suffering from Acne Vulgaris.
A lot of patients get treated for Acne with medications but often neglect to treat acne scars. It is essential to address the scar as early as possible. Once 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 specialises in acne scarring, providing an extensive range of treatments for this particular indication.
What are the different types of Acne Scars?
Acne scars are treatable. But before beginning the treatment, it’s essential to know what type they are. This knowledge will profoundly impact the results. Every kind of Acne Scar responds to treatment differently, and some procedures are better suited for particular types than others.
These are most common on the face. A depressed scar sits below the surrounding skin. Depressed scars result when insufficient collagen is produced 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 look like a small round or oval hole. These appear as if an icepick has pierced the skin. 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.
Dr. Vishal Purohit
Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon
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