Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Can Acne Scar be removed, What are Acne Scars and what causes Acne Scars? - Acne Scar Treatment

If you are suffering from Acne or have acne skin, whether you are in your teenage or at an older age, what pinch you most is the worry related to the Acne Scars that leaves a permanent mark more on your soul than on your face or skin surface.

You are thinking all the time about what can be done to remove the acne scar or reduce the visibility of the scar. So, here is all that you want to know about the acne scars and what can be done to remove the acne scar or to what extent acne scar can be removed and how.

What is acne scar? Why does Scarring happen?

Generally Acne does not leave any permanent scar when it is superficial but when it hits the dermis region of the skin then there is no escape to scar and we call it as Acne Scar.

In most cases what we consider as acne scar left by the small pimples or non-inflamed blemishes are not so but just a red or hyper-pigmented mark on the skin. They will get completely disappear within 6 to 12 months time. However the healing process can be speeded up with certain treatment that is discussed in the later part of this article.  But certain kinds of inflammatory acne like inflamed pimples, nodules, cystic acne do more damage to skin tissue at the dermis level which is beyond normal repair leaving permanent scars. But these scars can also be reduced to great level with certain kinds of treatment.

So, that is a really good news for all kinds of acne sufferers.

Why does Scarring happen?

Scarring is a natural healing process of the skin that onset soon after acne lesion has healed.  Generally small pimples or lesions does not leave any scar rather what you see after acne healing is the red or hyper pigmented mark or Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)  on the skin resulted from inflammation of pimples which is a part of the natural healing process of the skin . If no more acne occurs at the same spot, then the healing and re-modelling process will take 6 to 12 months to heal up normally, leaving no marks. But healing up of scar and how skin reacts will depend upon the age, sex, ethnicity and heredity. The characteristics of the scar depend upon the depth and size of the wound caused by the acne lesion.

Can Acne Scar be removed completely?

Though unwanted, but we all have to go through acne stages especially during the acne prone days. But what breaks us most is not the acne but the long lasting scars. These scars have a very intimate relationship with our self-esteem. Long lasting Acne scars trigger different types of emotional reactions within us. It is the skin in general and particularly the facial skin, is the way that we and other’s see ourselves. And more important than that, it is the way we think others see us.

So, Scars on the face is most unwanted thing on this earth and we keep searching for the ways to remove these acne scars. Luckily there are several natural ways and treatment available for acne scar removal.
Thanks to the advance technology that has made it possible to remove or reduce Acne Scar to a large extent. Since skin type and people vary in ethnic backgrounds, hence all the methods may not be applicable for everyone; instead some method may work better for some people than others.

Some of the methods used for Acne Scar removal are mentioned below -

There are some creams and lotions like Revitol , DERMEFFACE FX7 act as like a magic Acne Scar Reduction Therapy as mentioned below. You can click on those banners to know more about how it will act magically on your scars. In most cases the Acne scars are almost cured using them.

Some other types of deep scars need different types of treatments like

  • Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) Peel or Chemical Peeling
  • Dermabrasion or Dermasanding
  • Ablative laser resurfacing (YAG laser, Pearl laser and CO2 laser)
  • Dermal Fillers
  • Steroid creams (cortisone)
  • Subcision
  • Punch excision
  • Spot fractional resurfacing
  • Fraxel
  • Injections ( Kenacort)
  • Intense Pulse Light (IPL)
If your scar is not curable with surface application of the creams and lotions then it will need any of the above mentioned treatments and your skin doctor will suggest you the best treatment for your skin type.

Before trying acne scar treatment, know the type of scar your skin have:

Depending upon the size and type of acne lesions, scar caused falls under few broad  categories: and their sub types.
Here are the Acne Scar types mentioned below -
  •  Depressed Acne Scar
  • Ice Pick Scars
  • Boxcar Scars
  • Rolling Scars
  • Raised Acne Scar
  • Hypertrophic Scars
  • Keloid Scars
  • Discoloration and Pigmentation Scar
  • Hyper Pigmentation
  • Hypo Pigmentation
  • Erythema
To read more about the specific type of Acne Scars mentioned above see the images for better understanding and learn about the Acne Scar removal for those types, please visit our up-coming article -

Acne Scar Types and their treatment.


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