Acne Scars

What are Acne Scars?

Acne is a common concern for teens and young adults, resulting from the build-up of excess oil, dirt, and dead cells in the pores. If left untreated, acne can cause inflammation, hyperpigmentation, and scars. Acne scar removal treatment helps erase the marks left behind, restoring your skin's smoothness and radiance.

Acne scarring on the face appears as damage to the skin texture with depressed (or indented) areas of various sizes. On the back and chest, scars tend to be raised and lumpy. Some keloid scars can remain red for many years.

How do Acne Scars form?

Acne scars develop when the skin's natural healing process is interrupted due to severe acne breakouts. When pimples penetrate the deeper layers of the skin, they cause inflammation and damage to the underlying tissues. In an effort to repair this damage, the body produces collagen fibers. However, the collagen production process is not always uniform, and the body's healing response may lead to the overproduction or underproduction of collagen during the repair process, resulting in the formation of scars.


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Types of Acne Scars

Ice pick acne scars

Ice Pick Scars

These are deep, narrow scars that resemble small puncture marks on the skin

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Boxcar Scars

Boxcar scars are characterized by well-defined edges and appear as round or oval depressions with steep sides, often causing a pitted texture.

Rolling, atrophic and depressed acne scars

Rolling Scars

Rolling scars have a wavy or rolling appearance and are caused by tethering of the skin below.

Lumpy hypertrophic and keloid scars

Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scars are raised, thickened scars that develop due to an overproduction of collagen during the healing process.

Causes of Acne Scars

  • Inflammation: Inflammatory acne, such as cysts or nodules, can cause more severe scarring due to the increased inflammation and tissue damage associated with these types.
  • Delayed or Inadequate Treatment: Failing to treat acne promptly or using improper treatment methods can prolong inflammation and increase the likelihood of scarring.
  • Picking or Squeezing Pimples: Manipulating or picking at acne lesions can disrupt the healing process and introduce bacteria, leading to more significant inflammation and a higher risk of scarring.
  • Genetic Predisposition: Patients may have a genetic predisposition to developing more severe forms of acne and subsequent scarring.
  • Skin Type: Certain skin types, such as those prone to excessive oiliness or poor wound healing, may be more prone to developing acne scars.
  • Dandruff and Scalp Issues: An oily scalp and excess sebum in the scalp can cause bacteria to affect the face as well.

Prevent Acne Scarring

  • Avoid picking, popping, or squeezing pimples, as this can lead to further inflammation and increase the risk of scarring.
  • Use gentle, non-comedogenic products that do not clog pores to treat acne and minimize the risk of scarring.
  • Cleanse your skin regularly with a gentle cleanser suitable for your skin type.
  • Exfoliate regularly to remove dead skin cells and prevent clogged pores.

At VCare Skin Clinics, we believe in a personalized approach to the best acne scar treatment. Our expert doctors will conduct a thorough evaluation of your skin, including scar type, severity, and your specific skincare goals. Based on this assessment, a customized treatment plan will be created, tailored to your individual needs. We prioritize your comfort, safety, and desired outcomes throughout the treatment process.

Not just treatments, but a holistic approach of supplement recommendation, acne kit, and noninvasive methods for painless removal such as chemical peel treatment for acne scars, and laser treatment is also offered. Check out the Acne Scar Treatments that we provide today!

Frequently Asked Questions

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