There are several types of acne scars, and they can be categorized based on their appearance and characteristics. They can typically be categorised into two broad types – Atrophic (Depressed) and Hypertrophic (Raised) scars.
Every individual’s skin is different and there may be a combination of different types of scar.
Effective treatment involves a tailored approach based on the specific characteristics of the scars. Find out more about treatments for acne scars by consulting our doctors today.
How do acne scars form?
Acne scars usually form as a result of severe or persistent acne that penetrate the skin deeply and damage the tissues beneath it. It is therefore important to treat any active acne and prevent the scarring from happening.
Here is the basic acne scar formation process:
When a pore becomes clogged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, it can lead to an acne lesion. The body responds with an inflammatory reaction, sending white blood cells to the area to fight the infection.
In severe cases, the inflammation can damage the surrounding skin tissue, including collagen and elastin fibers. Collagen is responsible for the skin’s strength and structure, while elastin allows it to stretch and recoil.
As the body tries to repair the damaged tissue, it may produce too much collagen, leading to raised or hypertrophic scars. Alternatively, if too little collagen is produced, it can result in depressed or atrophic scars.
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The type and severity of acne scars can vary depending on the individual’s skin type, the type of acne lesion, and how the healing process unfolds. Acne scars can be complicated to treat and may require a combination of treatments. The treatment options will be discussed with you during consultation with our doctor, and a customised treatment plan will be worked out for you.
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