Feeling upset about the scars on your face: Know About Post acne scarring
The permanent textural changes or indentions formed as a result of severe acne that had penetrated the skin deeply and damaged the tissues.
Over 60 million people in the USA have some form of acne out of which 20% of them leads to acne scarring.
- Scars will be permanent if not treated.
- Can be raised, flat or depressed
- Surgery, Laser resurfacing or needling must be done in some cases.
- Can happen to both men and women
The depressed scars also known as Atrophic scars can be categorized into 3 main categories namely
Boxcar - Deep U shaped scars with sharp edges
Ice pick - Narrow V-shaped scars that go very deep into the skin
Rolling - Wide depressions with an irregular appearance.
Ages affected: It can happen to anyone but occurs most commonly to people above 30 years of age.
Self-diagnosable - Can be self-diagnosed
The appearance of deformation accompanied with redness in the skin once the acne is cleared.
Self-care - Usage of sunscreen while going out. Applying aloe vera, coconut oil, baking soda, honey, lemon, etc. can help in the healing process.
Medication - Lactic acid, Retinoids, and Salicylic acid can be used depending upon the type of scar and according to doctor's prescription.
Specialist - Surgery, Laser resurfacing or needling may also be needed. We, at mfine, offer a wide range of specialized treatments to help you take control of your life again.