Acne Scars

Acne scarring is very common and affects up to 30% of people with severe acne. It is the result of the body trying to heal itself and most are caused by inflamed cystic lesions which often feel very painful under the skin. When the pore becomes engorged with bacteria, excess oil or dead skin cells the follicle wall breaks, causing the body to trigger a healing reaction. Pitted acne scars occur when not enough collagen is produced and raised acne scars are a result of the skin producing too much collagen.

There are various types of acne, some of which are more inclined to cause acne scarring. Inflammatory acne (cysts or nodules) affect deeper layers of the skin and are therefore more prone to causing scarring.

There is no cure for acne scarring, however there are many treatment options available to make it less visible:

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