WHAT CAUSES ACNE SCARS?
Acne scars generally result from inflamed blemishes that are caused by engorged skin pores. Skin pores can swell up from excessive oil, bacteria and dead skin cells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Minor breaks in the follicle wall do not take as long to heal, but a major one can cause infected material to spill out into surrounding tissue to create deeper lesions.
Your skin actually has its own self-repair technique for lesions. New collagen fibers are formed and attempt to repair them. Unfortunately, as we age, our bodies produce less and less collagen, making it harder for acne scars to fade. And even when our skin repairs itself, it does not look as pristine as that original dermal layer.
WHAT SHOULD I DO ABOUT MY EXISTING ACNE SCARS?
- Stay out of the sun. Excessive sun exposure can darken acne scars and make them more visible.
- Avoid over-scrubbing when you wash your face. Friction will irritate inflamed skin.
- Never pick at your scars, especially if you haven’t washed your hands. Bacteria from your hands and nails can result in the formation of additional cysts.
HOW DOES SURFACE MEDICAL ESTHETICS TREAT ACNE?
If you suffer from acne scars and you’d like to get rid of them, Delle Chiaie Cosmetic Medicine can help. Our treatment options include:
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