You might feel happy when you see your acne go away. But, the unwelcomed reminders of the acnes – acne scars may linger you soon if treated the pimples and blackheads improperly. As we age, acne scars become more noticeable because the skin loses collagen. Acne scars manifest as red or dark spot areas where the skin surface has been affected.
How Do Acne Scars Form?
Acne scars form when there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, causing infected material to spill out into surrounding tissue. When this happens, deep lesions are often the result. In addition, the scars form as a result of the body producing too much collagen. This creates a mass of raised tissue on the skin’s surface, which then becomes a part of the skin’s structure. Unfortunately, the new skin that forms is no longer smooth.
While the composition of this collagen is the same as the fibers produced throughout your skin, it is arranged differently. This is why acne scars have a thicker texture. In normal tissue, collagen fibers are arranged in a basket weave configuration. But scar tissue (fibrosis) consists of cross linked collagen fibers. It carries a much weaker resistance to UV rays. And unlike normal skin, it lacks the presence of hair follicles. The dense buildup of collagen results from the proliferation of fibroblast tissue. There are many types of acne scars that can form on the skin.
Types of Acne Scars
- Atrophic scars : The small depressions in the skin occurs when you don’t squeeze your pimples or when not enough fibroblasts are made during healing process.
- Hypertrophic scars : Hypertrophic scars occur when too much connective tissue id created which leaves a raised scar and Keloid scars which results from the excess connective tissue. Our specialists will suggest you the best treatment from the available option among Dermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Laser Resurfacing, Fillers, Microneeding, Injections, Surgery or others based on the type of acne scar you are struggling with.