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Complications of Acne Scarring- Avoid the Permanent Damage


Acne is one of the most common skin conditions varying from in degree. Acne is known to be caused by hormonal changes, usually triggered during puberty.

Acne affects around 80% of humans aged between 11 and 30 years. It affects girls between 14 and 17 years and boys between 16 and 19 years. In some cases, acne persists lifelong with approximately 5% of women and 1% of men being affected by it. [1]

What is Acne Scarring?

Acne Scarring is the condition when the most serious acne formed such as nodules or cysts burst and cause damage to the nearby skin. Note that, squeezing or picking spots can also cause scarring leading to permanent damage.


Primarily, there are two types of scars:
Atrophic or Depressed Scars, which are usually of three types:
1) Ice-pick scars: small, deep holes on the skin surface that look like the skin has been punctured
2) Rolling scars: bands of scar tissue that are formed under the skin, giving it a rolling and uneven appearance
3) Boxcar scars: round or oval depressions on the skin
Hypertrophic or Raised Scars, which are most common on the chest or back. These can also be in the form of dark spots that usually fade in a few months.


Self-care: Do not pick, pop, or squeeze the acne. Stay hydrated and avoid scrubbing the skin.

Medications: Products containing alpha hydroxy acids, lactic acid, retinoids, and salicylic acid are good for treating acne scarring conditions. However, in severe cases can opt for dermabrasion, punch techniques, laser treatment, and subcision too.

Specialists: For other severe kinds, consult a physician at the earliest. We at mfine can help you in case of health issues. You can get in touch with us onboard for a holistic treatment program.

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