to Treat an Acne Scar
Having acne can be a difficult situation,
emotionally and physically. You feel self-conscious and sometimes
embarrassed about being seen by the outside world. Even worse is
when that acne is followed by an acne scar.
An acne scar appears at the site of injured tissue, usually if someone
has picked at a blemish. Two types of acne scars can form: the inset
ice-pick scar or keloids, which are raised, thickened tissue. Why
the acne scar forms is not well understood and scarring doesn’t
happen to everyone. An acne scar does usually occur if there is
severe inflammatory nodulocystic acne, rooted deep in the skin.
Acne scars can stay the same throughout a person’s lifetime
or diminish slightly in time. Treatments for an acne scar can be
collagen injections, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, laser treatments,
skin grafting and skin surgery.