What are the causes of acne scars?
The first step to minimise and prevent acne scarring is to understand what causes acne.
For acne vulgaris sufferers, they suffer up to 10% to 15% chance of permanent acne scarring due to severe acne and delay in medical treatment. Cystic acne develops to severe levels and bad habits of picking on acne will make it worse. Early detection and medical treatment prevent permanent scarring because of the reduction of inflammatory bumps, leading to less damage on the epidermis.
Appropriate acne scar treatment is always based on the causes of acne, as well as identifying the scar type to specifically target them.
What are the most common type of acne scars?
Acne is the phenomenon of inflamed tissue on the epidermis and multiple layers underneath, depending on its severity. Ice pick, boxcar and rolling scars are some of the most commonly treated types of acne scars. Usual affected areas are the forehead, temples, cheeks, nose, jawline and back. The scale of scarring are individualised.
The guide to better treatment.
The scale of skin damage and acne scar causation differs for each individual because of distinctive distribution, depth and pattern of scarring. While one individual can suffer from keloids and red acne marks on their back and chest, others might suffer from multiple other combinations on the same affected area.
Treatments factor in skin quality, colour as well as medical history of allergens and triggers to specialise and target specific scar tissue types to promote the best results.
Laser treatment for acne scars works by pulsing intense light into the skin, layer by layer to encourage the production of collagen and prompts cells to regenerate. The body’s natural healing process will slough off damaged tissue, and resurface the damaged parts of your skin. It is 100% safe to use laser treatment on all skin types, even on darker tones.