Understanding And Treating Acne Scars


Acne not only affects your skin – it can also affect your self-esteem. Even after they fade, the acne blemishes may leave behind scars that are also problematic for your appearance and self-esteem. Many people utilize makeup in an attempt to cover these scars, but other solutions are available if you want a more natural and appealing repair. This guide will help you understand acne scars and how dermal fillers can help.

The 411 on Acne Scars

Scars form when the skin's pores become full with excess oil and bacteria. This fullness causes the pores to enlarge, which can actually break the skin's follicles. Minor breaks in the skin's follicles will heal on their own. However, if you have experienced severe acne that has caused the skin's follicles to become engorged with oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria, the follicles may not properly heal.

The end result of this severe engorgement and tissue damage are acne scars.

While surprising to learn, there are a few types of acne scarring that may affect you.

Hypertrophic scars from when the skin produces more collagen than necessary, which leads to a raised area of tissue on the skin's surface.

Atrophic scars, which are also known as depressed scars, create actual depressions in the skin's surface. The depressions may be round or oval in shape.

Treating Acne Scars

Dermal fillers are an excellent option for restoring skin that has been affected by acne scars. There are multiple brands of dermal fillers available, so your skin technician or dermatologist will suggest the right one for your specific needs.

The fillers are injected in and around the acne scars, but you should not experience any severe pain. It is important to note that you may feel a slight prick as the needle is inserted.

Most patients see improvements in their acne scar soon after the treatment. The improvement will be even more noticeable over a period of time.

Now that you understand the process, you may be wondering how dermal fillers improve acne scars.

The fillers are beneficial in a few ways. Once injected, the dermal fillers immediately boost the skin's production of collagen. This collage helps restore the skin's elasticity and strength, helping to heal the scars that have affected the skin's surface.

In addition to boosting collagen production, dermal fillers break up scar tissue, improving the overall texture and appearance of the skin. This diminishes the appearance of uneven skin texture, scarring, and inflammation.


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Never Ignore an Unusual Skin Change

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