Acne Scars

What is Acne Scars?
Acne scars are the result of inflammation within the dermal layer of skin brought on by acne and are estimated to affect 95% of people with acne vulgaris. The scar is created by an abnormal form of healing following this dermal inflammation. Scarring is most likely to occur with severe nodulocysticacne, but may occur with any form of acne vulgaris. Acne scars are classified based on whether the abnormal healing response following dermal inflammation leads to excess collagen deposition or collagen loss at the site of the acne lesion.

Cause of Acne Scars
Your hormones, lifestyle, stress, heredity is what triggers acne ,it is not just acne, there are other problems associated with it like pigmentation and scars. Even when acne is healed, it may leave behind ugly marks and scars. This happens when the skin does not heal properly leading to depressions or marks. Dark spots left behind after the acne heals is called Post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation (PIH) and is a very common side-effect. It is caused due to increase in pigment production under your skin. These can be usually treated using chemical peels or advanced lasers which are generally safe. If you are suffering from acne, you should immediately seek professional help as acne can lead to permanent scarring, which might hide your skin's beauty.

Treatment Summary
When the skin does not heal properly after an acne breakout, it leads to scars. If you suffer from consistent nodular and cystic acne lesions, you are at a very high risk of developing permanent acne scarring. This is particularly true when a region is affected by overlapping acne outbreaks, with no opportunity to completely heal in-between.

Depressed acne scars: These are the most common type of scars that results from acne. Depressed acne scars can be of three types – Rolling scars, Boxcar scars and Icepick scars.

  1. chemical peel
  2. Dermal filer
  3. Microneedling
  4. Laser