Scars can be caused by deep wounds or severe acne that has repeatedly damaged the same area of your skin over time. Depending on their age and severity, scars may appear as discoloured, raised skin, or ‘atrophic’ that cause the skin to dip inwards slightly.
In the case of acne scars, the bacteria and dead skin cells cause your pores to become inflamed and eventually break. When wounded, your skin will be triggered to jump start the collagen production to restore the damaged cells, however in cases of bad acne it might need additional help to go back to its original condition.
There are two main types of acne scars: ‘hypertrophic’ and ‘atrophic’ acne scars. Hypertrophic scarring can occur when your skin produces too much collagen to fill the wound, so you’re left with a slightly raised area on the surface of your skin. Atrophic scarring can be caused by a loss of tissue beneath the surface, which the body cannot replace. Therefore, the acne scars give your skin a dimpled appearance.
One of the most common pieces of advice is, of course, not to squeeze any spots that develop in order to avoid being left with acne scars. What might seem like just a little harmless pop here and there in order to reduce the appearance of spots faster might actually force the infected material within the pimple further down into your skin, increasing the likelihood of a scar developing due to damaged cells.
With a personalised treatment regime, it’s possible to drastically reduce the appearance of scarring, although the final results will vary from person to person depending on the severity of your scarring. Our Treatment Coordinators will device a personalised treatment plan according to your skin’s needs to ensure you achieve optimum results.