Acne Scar Treatments
Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly but if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spill out into surrounding tissue, creating deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These repairs usually aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin
Types of Acne Scars
The most common types of acne scarring are referred to as atrophic or depressed scaring. These scars develop when there is a loss of tissue. There are two common types of atrophic scarring. "Icepick" scars are usually small, yet obvious holes in the skin. "Boxcar" scars are depressed areas, usually round or oval in shape with steeply angled sides, similar to chickenpox scars. These type of scars will not go away on their own and will need professional treatment.
Treatments for Atrophic Scarring
Post Inflammatory Pigmentation
This is not technically a scar and will commonly fade over time. This type of problem can be purplish, red and pink in lighter skin and tan to dark brown in darker skin.
Treatments for Post Inflammatory Pigmentation
- Skin Care Products such as sunscreens, Retin-A, Hydroquinones and Vitamin C
- Chemical Peels
- IPL – Photofacial
If you are frustrated with acne scars and need a solution, Advanced Laser Clinic will come up with a personalized acne scar treatment plan for you. It doesn’t matter what type of scarring you are dealing with, we can help!