What are Acne Scars?
Acne scars are the skin’s reaction after large acne or pimples have healed. When pimples or acne spots heal, it can leave “brown flat spots” or “pseudo-scars” in some people, which heal in about few months. But in some other people, especially when there are deep nodules and cysts, there can be very deep holes or thick scars after the pimples heal. Some people are more prone to scarring because of hereditary factors.
What is the Treatment for Acne Scars?
Early and prompt treatment is the mantra to prevent scar formation. The only sure method of preventing or limiting the extent of scars is to treat acne early in its course, and for as long as pimples or acne spots exist. The more that inflammation can be prevented, the more likely it is that scars can be prevented. Years ago, there was really very little that could be done for acne scars, but today, there are multiple treatment options available depending on the type of acne scarring seen on the face.
There are multiple treatment modalities available, which one you will need is dependent on whether the acne scars are superficial or deep.
When you visit Dermology skin clinic for the first time, our skin specialist will assess the depth and type of scarring you have. From there we will discuss the best treatments for you skin, how many treatments are needed and the healing time if applicable.