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Potential Impact of Acne

Scars

Potential Impact of AcneAcne scars are the result of inflammation within the dermis.  They are created by the wound trying to heal itself, resulting in too much collagen in one area.

Physical acne scars are often referred to as "Icepick" Scars, as they tend to cause an indentation on the skin's surface. There are a range of treatments available however, one of the leading and proven treatments is is dermal rolling (or skin needling).

1. Superficial marks on the epidermis , showing either red on a caucasian skin or darker brown on skin of colour.

2. Ice pick scars: deep pits that are the most common and a classic sign of
acne scarring.

3. Box car scars: angular scars that usually occur on the temple and cheeks, and can be either superficial or deep, these are similar to chickenpox scars.

4. Rolling scars: scars that give the skin a wave-like appearance.

5. Hypertrophic scars: thickened, or keloid scars.

Pigmentation

Pigmented scarring is a slightly misleading term, as it suggests a change in the skin's pigmentation, however, this is not the case. Pigmented scars are usually the result of nodular or cystic acne (the painful 'bumps' lying under the skin). They often leave behind an inflamed red or brown mark. Often, pigmentation scars can be avoided simply by avoiding aggravation of the nodule or cyst. Pigmentation scars nearly always fade with time taking between three months to two years to do so, although they can last forever if untreated.

Psychological Impact

Acne and Acne Scarring can leave the sufferer devastated. Self esteem and confidence can rapidly disappear and it is important for the patient to feel supported and understand there is effective help and treatment available.

If you are interested in booking a FREE consultation for advice on the best treatments and products for your acne or acne scarring, please call us today on 0113 282 3300 or complete an enquiry form.