Acne and acne scars can give people nightmares. Acne scars are common and occur due to skin pores that are blocked with excess oil, bacteria, and dead skin cells. The skin pore usually swells and breaks the wall of the follicle and paves way for the formation of pimples and scars. Usually, if the lesion is minor it heals quickly but if the wall of the pimple breaks it can cause severe acne and scars.
Why one must consider treating their acne scars?
Acne scars can affect the confidence of people and have effects on mental and physical health. They must be treated for the following reasons:
Types of acne or pimples:
Types of acne scars
Thankfully the common teenage acne, naturally go away around 26 – 28 years of age as the harmonal milieu stabilises and the skin becomes less oily. However, a significant population of acne sufferers, start having harmonal or PCOD related acne in their late twenties, these can persist through adult hood.
The management of acne is three-fold process, the first is good skin routines that combine sunscreens, Salicylic Acid cleansers, Vitamin A creams to reduce the oil production and regulate the exfoliation, preventing oil build up and therefore acne. The second step is to treat established or emerging acne by the use of topical or oral antibiotics, topical Benzoyl Peroxide or other products. The final step is the prevention of scars, the simplest method is not to touch the facial skin or pop the pimples, and the use of regular skin rejuvenation treatments like Salicylic acid peels or Medical Microneedling.
Treating Acne Scars
There are many modalities that can be used in treating established acne scars, but none is magic and none gives a 100 % result. As with all scars we can improve their appearance significantly but can’t make them disappear. The following methods are commonly used
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