Acne scars are classified as permanent textural and colour changes that occur on the skin as a result of severe acne.
As active acne comes and goes, it can often leave the skin red, irritated, inflamed and uneven.
This results in damage to the skin and the tissue beneath it, increased further when a person physically picks at the skin.
As the acne clears, the body attempts to repair the damage by stimulating the production of collagen which supports the skin, too much or too little collagen in the wrong place can create a scar.
The most common acne scars are:
● Boxcar scars – shallow to medium depressed scars with well-defined edges
● Ice pick scars – deep and narrow scars extending into the skin’s lower layers
● Rolling atrophic scars – indented, superficial, wave-like scars
● Mixed scars – combination of the above
● Pigmentation: discoloration of a scar as referred to as post inflammatory
hyperpigmentation (darkening of the skin) or erythema (redness) -although not
considered a true scar.
It is not possible to remove all scarring completely but with persistence, significant
improvements can be achieved.
Begin your redness calming journey with:
● Dermapen Skin needling
● Medical grade peels (recommended by your skin therapist during skin consultation)
To find out more book in with one of our friendly skin experts today!