How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars? Learn about Acne Scars Treatment and Acne Scar Removal!
00:00 How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars Treatment and Removal?
01:07 What Causes Acne Scars?
02:11 Different Types Of Acne Scars?
02:44 How To Get Rid Of Acne Scars?
05:16 Acne Scars Treatment?
11:37 Acne Scar Removal?
15:00 When To Seek Medical Attention?
15:41 Conclusion on Acne Scars?
So, what causes acne scars? Well, acne is an incredibly common skin condition. So common in fact that it’s believed up to 95% of adolescents in Western industrialised countries suffer from it to some degree.
Main symptoms include spots over the face, back or chest, and spots can range from small blackheads to large nodules and cysts. Now, the problem with acne is that even once the spots have cleared you can be left with scars. This happens most often if you pick or squeeze the spots, or if nodules and cysts burst.
Depending on the type of spots you have and the way your skin heals, there’s several different types of scar that can form. This can range from colour changes on your skin, known as post-inflammatory pigmentation, to ice pick marks and raised bundles of built-up collagen.
What treatments you need depend on the type of scars you have, so in the description below I’ll leave a breakdown of the different forms.
Ice pick and Boxcar Scars. These may sound like strange names, but they describe the shapes of the scar quite accurately. Ice pick acne scars are deep little pocks in the skin, as if the skin has been punctured with an ice pick. Whereas boxcar scars are shallower individual troughs in the skin, with clear defined edges.
Rolling Scars. This type of scar covers a wider area of skin, it is uneven and has irregular sloped edges. Its caused by scar tissue under the surface.
Hypertrophic Scars. This type of scar is actually above the surface rather than depressed into the skin. Its caused by an excess of collagen during the healing process and appears as a raised red lump at first, before flattening and turning pale.
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WHEN TO SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION:
As you can see, there are so many options for treating acne scars. Though, before you consider embarking on any treatments, always make sure to discuss them with your healthcare professional first.
You should also speak to your doctor if at any point you feel your acne scars are affecting the way you feel about yourself. If you feel acne has affected your self-esteem, made you feel low or anxious, speak to your doctor. Not only may they be able to help with acne scar treatments, but they can also help with mental health support.
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