I think that most people would agree that one of the worst things about acne is that while in itself it is a frustrating condition, it can also leave a visible footprint long after it’s gone in the form of acne scars. These shallow pits continue to be noticable, and impact upon self esteem and confidence. Fortunately, there is now help available with Laser Acne Scar Removal Treatment.
Preventing acne scars
For any of my readers out there who currently have acne, the best treatment for acne scars is preventing them before they occur. Below are two factors that make acne worse and may contribute to scarring once your acne is gone.
Picking and squeezing: While it’s certainly tempting to pop them, it obviously causes further disturbance to the skin. This results in inflammation and collagen loss, which prevents the skin from healing as it should. Additionally, popping a pimple causes the spread of bacteria deeper into the skin. So, however tempted you are, please leave them well alone.
Sun exposure: For both acne and acne scars, direct sunlight can prolong the condition. It is always wise to avoid the sun during its peak hours, especially between 10am and 2pm and of course be sure to wear your sunscreen!
How acne scars occur
We know that acne occurs when skin pores get filled with oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pores becomes inflamed and eventually burst. If the pore wall bursts deeper in the skin and the infected debri leaks into the deep tissues, it will create larger, long lasting lesions. Scarring then occurs as your body rushes to create collagen to repair that damage. Depending on skin type and other factors, the scarring can be relatively shallow and easy to correct with a laser.
The two categories of scarring
Hypertrophic scarring is from excessive collagen production during healing. It’s noticeable by its raised bumps or ridges around scars and is the result of an over production of healing fiber.
Atrophic scarring occurs as tissue is lost in the healing process. Common forms of atrophic scarring look like tiny holes in the skin, whilst other scars can be larger, almost like chicken pox scars.
Of course, your acne scar treatment plan should be customised to address your unique skin concerns. Wonderfully, Laser acne scar removal treatment can be used on surgical or acne scars and anywhere on the body, including the face. It also works on any skin type, including both very light and very dark skin. As always, you should only undertake this kind of procedure with a recommended professional, I only recommend Pulse Light Clinic, you can contact Pulse Light Clinic to book in a free consultation and patch-test by email: [email protected] or phone: 0207 523 5158.
Changing your skin and your life
It’s been proven time and time again that acne and acne scars have some of the most profound negative psychological effects of any skin condition. However, each sufferers scars can be improved, whether the scars are dense, isolated, red or the more common crater shaped. Smoother clearer skin with vastly diminished scar appearance can be achieved when you’re in the right hands, with a wide array of highly effective treatments.