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Acne Marks

What are Acne Marks?

Approximately 95% of all people with chronic acne experience some degree of acne marking after their blemishes are healed. For those with fair skin, acne marks may range in color from pink to purple while deeper complexions may notice brown or even black spots in the areas where acne was once prominent on their complexions.

Treatments

Acne marks generally decrease over time due to cell turnover, however, the cell turnover process is gradual and can take a year or more to completely eliminate acne marks. Products containing vitamin C, azelaic acid, kojic acid, and licorice extract help to expedite healing while AHA and retinol expedite cell turnover. Always check with your dermatologist.

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All about Acne Marks

When you're battling chronic acne, your first concern may be to banish those unsightly blemishes that are detracting from your appearance and having a negative impact on your self-esteem. Once you succeed in clearing up your complexion, you may be disheartened to see that traces of your acne breakouts linger on your face in the form of acne marks.

Approximately 95 percent of all people with chronic acne experience some degree of acne marking after their blemishes are healed. For those with fair skin, acne marks may range in color from pink to purple and may occur in only a small area or be widespread across the face. Darker skinned individuals may notice brown or even black spots in the areas where acne was once prominent on their complexions.

The Cause

Acne marks stem from a phenomenon called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation or PIH. Breakouts of acne are caused by infections located within the pores. Your immune system's natural response to the presence of bacterial infections is to increase blood flow to the affected area, which results in the inflammation that is common with acne. Inflammation is necessary to fight off the infection and is triggered by the release of specialized chemical messengers in your body that activate immune system cells. Inflammation persists until the acne infection is cleared up, meaning that these chemicals continue to work in your skin until your last blemish is healed.

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