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Five Treatments for Acne Scars

Having acne can be frustrating, annoying and sometimes be painful. What’s worse are teh scars it can left behind. Treating acne scars from acne require proper identification and diagnosis from your dermatologist. During your consultation, he or she will recommend the proper treatment. There are three types of acne scars:

First is called “Ice Pick scars”. These are very deep holes in the skin that an ice pick may have caused, hence the name. These are the result of your skin’s sebaceous glan openings getting infected, and can be very difficult to treat.

The second type of acne scars are called “Boxcar scars”. These are broader and boxier than ice pick scars. This is the result when collagen produced by your skin is not enough to fill the wound caused by acne.

The third type of acne scars ...

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How to Prevent and Treat Acne Scars


Acne scars are commonly the product of an inflamed papule, cyst or pustule. When the pore of your skin becomes infected due to excess oil, dead skin or bacteria, the pore swells up, causing breakage in the skin wall. The way the lesion heals depends on how deep the breakage is on your skin. Less serious lesions on the outer part of your skin will most likely heal, but in serious cases of acne where the inflammation is rooted deeper into the skin, there might be a scar left over even after it heals.

Did you know that there are different types of scars? Keloids form when your body produces too much collagen to cover up the wound or lesion. Acne scars cause atrophic scars, which look like small “dents” on your skin. This is the result of tissue loss on your skin after inflammation...

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