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Acne Scars

What are Acne Scars?

Any time the surface of the skin is damaged, cells called fibroblasts try to repair the damage by laying down new collagen. which can leave a visible scar when not laid perfectly. Picking at acne bumps and pustules and trying to pop them can cause the area to become more inflamed and increase the risk of scarring.

Treatments

Simple things like not picking at bumps and not popping them reduces the risk of scarring. Products containing silicone, SPF, and AHA/BHA can improve the appearance of acne scars. Scar massage also has proven to be effective. Always check with your dermatologist.

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All about Acne Scars

Acne is most common during the teenage years and during young adulthood, although older adults get it too. Some people live through the “acne years” without any scarring, but most people who have had acne have some degree of scarring, although it may be not be obvious. An unfortunate few will have visible scars that are difficult to cover up even with cosmetics. Fortunately, there are effective ways to deal with these “not so pretty” reminders that you once had acne.

What Causes Them?

Some people are more prone to scarring than others because of genetics. Acne severity plays a role too. People who have a more severe case of acne, particularly with inflammatory lesions that look red, swollen and inflamed are more likely to form visible scars.

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