If you’ve ever suffered from acne, you know that tender, red pimple on your chin is just the beginning of the problem.
Why Does Acne Leave Scars?
The worst blemishes tend to leave scars long after the inflammation disappears, causing a raised pink bump or a crater to interrupt your otherwise smooth complexion. Even when you are careful not to touch it and treat it with a spot treatment, it can leave scars, especially if your acne is deep and severe.
Acne scars are often caused by an inflamed lesion, that occurs when a follicle becomes engorged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. As the pore swells, the follicle wall breaks. The infected fluid spills into the surrounding healthy tissue. If this happens deep in the skin, it is more likely to cause a scar. In general, the greater the inflammation, the more likely the acne is to leave a scar.
The scars that acne leaves behind can take on many forms from raised and red to depressed areas where the skin structure has collapsed.
Do you suffer from the following?
- Keloids (Skin becomes discolored, bumpy, raised)
- Icepick scars (Tiny depressions in your skin)
- Rolling scars (Rolling or wave-like scars that look like tiny saucers)
- Boxcar scars (Shallow but with sharper edges)
- Hyperpigmentation (technically not a scar, but a lasting discoloration)
How Can I Fade My Acne Scars?
There are ways to reduce the appearance of scars depending on what type they are. Some treatments go deep into the skin to break up scar tissue and rebuild the skin’s structure. Others work on the superficial layers to smooth out uneven texture.At Lutétia, we like to combine them to get your skin looking its best.
Most of our treatments work in harmony with the body’s own healing process, coaxing it to initiate and boosting its effectiveness.
Do you have acne scars?
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option for you?
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