Acne scars result when acne breakouts penetrate the deeper section of the skin and the underlying tissues. The body tries to repair the damage thereby leaving a scar. Collagen is produced by the body when it tries to heal the acne. Little or large amount of collagen produced for healing acne results to scar formation.
The type of scar is related to the type of collagen form.
- Depressed acne scars: Depressions or pits are formed as a result of little collagen production.
- Raised acne scars: Too much production of collagen to heal acne will lead to the formation of raised acne scars. This type of acne scars is very common among the people of African Americans, Asians, and the Hispanics.
Symptoms of Acne Scars
Depressed: Most acne scars leave some depression on your skin. This can be found in the face. The physician may call these scars “atrophic” scars or use a different name like;
Raised: This is different from depressed. These scars are more frequent found on the chest and the back. The term used to describe raised scar medically is “hypertrophic”.
Who gets Acne Scars?
Most people could see acne scars when they finally treat the acne on their body. This risk of getting acne scars may increase when the person:
- Has inflammatory (reddish, swollen, and painful) acne: The may be acne cysts and nodules. This is the type of acne that penetrates into the deeper part of the skin and causing damages to the skin.
- Reluctant in treating inflammatory acne. The more time you leave the inflammatory acne, the higher the risk of becoming an acne scar.
- Picks, squeezes, or pops acne. This also increases inflammation that in turn increases the risk to form a scar.
- Has a family member that developed acne scars. There is some form of genetic involvement in acne scar formation.
Predicting who will develop acne scars is a difficult task. Even if we now know the risk factors to the development of acne scars. Those who are said to be at risk may not develop acne scars.
It is possible to prevent acne scars by treating acne effectively. Do not wait until acne becomes severe before you get it treated, it might lead to serious scarring.
Tips in the prevention of Acne Scars
The lesser amount of breakouts you have, the less you can develop acne scars. When you treat acne, you have a greater percentage of preventing scarring.
Avoid picking, popping and squeezing you acne, if you do, you will likely get acne scars.
Practice the use of gentle skin care by scrubbing the skin lightly to make it free from sebum and dead cells that will eventually cause acne.
Treatments of Acne Scars?
The INFINI™ has been clinically proven to increase collagen production in the skin helping to reduce acne scars and resurface the skin through 3D volumisation, for a smoother more refined you. INFINI™ is a new three dimensional radio-frequency (RF) and micro-needling treatment which creates fractional micro-holes in the skin and induces precisely localized radio frequency emission from the needle tips, thereby precisely stimulating collagen and elastin production in the dermis without potential thermal damage in the epidermis.
The DermapenTM Skin Needling System has been proven to stimulate collagen production, enhancing the skins ability to repair itself in areas that may not be looking their best. The procedure takes the concept of micro skin needling, a form of collagen induction therapy, to a new level, by delivering multiple, vertical needles rapidly to a localised area of the skin. The procedure leads to increased collagen production, which effectively reduces acne scars and renews tired looking skin.
Sublative technology is neither laser nor light based. Instead, this one-of-a-kind technology uses fractionated bi-polar radiofrequency directed to the skin in the form of a matrix. This fractional delivery of Radio Frequency energy causes micro-epidermal injuries with wider spread dermal coagulation. This initiates a strong wound healing response in the dermal matrix. Acne scars and superficial skin discolouration are reduced, and skin texture becomes more smooth and elastic.