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How To Slay A Post-Acne Scar

About:


Dark spots left behind by acne cause cosmetic distress.


As per a multi-national survey, facial acne scars are perceived negatively by society. [1]


Age - puberty to adult including old age
Gender - both sexes but more in females


Acne scars are formed when a breakout (acne/pimples) penetrates the skin deeply and damages the tissues beneath it. Often, they have a negative psychological impact on an individual’s social life.


Symptoms:


Self-diagnosable


Acne Scars


- Face - Atrophic or depressed scars


- Chest and back - Hypertrophic or raised scars (dark spots)


People may experience


Cosmetic distress and anxiety


Treatment:


Self-care:


- Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) to treat acne, remove dead skin and prevent clogged pores.
- Lactic acid peels to lighten acne scars
- Topical retinoids to smooth scars
- Always wear sunscreen
- Topical Salicylic acid to clear pores and exfoliate the skin, reduce swelling and redness


Medications/Procedures:


- Dermabrasion for shallow boxcar or rolling scars
- Chemical peels for all types of acne scars, especially for deeper scars
- Laser resurfacing for all types of acne scars and lighter skin tones
- Fillers for the small number of boxcar or rolling scars
- Microneedling for depressed acne scars
- Injections for raised scars
- Minor Surgery for deeply depressed scars and raised scars


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