Acne scars are permanent textural changes and indentations that occur on the skin as a result of severe acne. Acne scars are formed when skin and the tissue beneath it is damaged by the acne breakouts. During the healing process, if the collagen production is not normal a scar is formed. If the body produces less collagen, depressions or pits form on the skin which are depressed acne scars. When the body produces too much collage during healing, a raised acne scar develops. These scars are not good to look at and can be difficult to cover and treat. The term “scarring” is not used for the temporary dark or pink marks caused by acne. These marks almost always improve and fade away without treatment.
The most common types of Acne Scars are
Ice-pick Scars: The skin appears to have been pierced by a needle
Rolling Scars: This type causes rolling or “wave-like” undulations across otherwise normal-appearing skin.
Boxcar Scars: They are round or oval depressions wider than ice-pick scars.
Atrophic Scars: They are flat thin and depressed scars.
Hypertrophic Scars: They appear as firm, raised masses of tissue and are usually larger than the original acne in size.
These scars can be frustrating, but there are many effective acne scar treatments available which can significantly diminish them. The treatment procedure to minimise the acne scars is based on the age, overall health, medical history, skin type, severity & type of scar. However, before getting treatment for acne scars, it is important to clear the acne. New acne can lead to new acne scars and inflamed skin which reduces the effectiveness of the treatment.
At Skin Hair & You, we have the best non-surgical treatment for acne scars that include Chemical Peels, Laser Treatment, Microdermabrasion, Intense Pulsed Light (Photorejuvenation), Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Microneedling (Dermaroller), and Radiofrequency Treatment. We advise the best acne scar treatment after an evaluation of your skin and your requirements.