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Acne Scarring


What is it?

Acne scars can develop as a complication of acne. Any type of acne spot can lead to scarring. There are two main types of acne scars, identified by the depth of the scarring. Rolling scars, which recede more gradually into the skin. They are less severe and can often be treated with non-surgical solutions. The second type is deep and narrow scars which can be more difficult to treat and can appear like cuts or ‘icepick’ marks in the skin.

What are the symptoms?

Acne scars are most often the product of an inflamed lesion, such as papule, pustule, or cyst. Your skin will be subject to any of these conditions or many other severe spot conditions prior to scarring.

What are the causes?

Inflamed blemishes occur when the follicle, or pore, becomes engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall.

What should you avoid?

To prevent Acne Scars from occurring there are 4 main measures to take. First step is to keep the face clean and wash it twice daily. Second step is to avoid squeezing or picking pimples, if a breakout occurs the skin shouldn’t be touched at all. The third step is staying out of the sun and applying sunblock on a daily basis. The final step is using topical acne products that include Benzoyl Peroxide or Salicylic Acid to apply during acne breakouts, this will aid in treating the acne before it can cause any scarring.

Who is affected?

All individuals who do suffer or have previously had any level of Acne, from mild to severe, are prone to Acne scarring.



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