What are Acne Scars and How to Get Rid of Them?

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Even though how much you want to forget about your pimples in the past, your face constantly reminds you. It is normal that sometimes our pimples leave scars behind and that is what we call acne scar. But don’t worry because even though how big that scar is, it will all be gone and be smooth with these awesome treatments that I will be going to teach you.

WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPE OF ACNE SCARS?

Of course, not all scars are the same, here are the different types of acne scars:

Ice pick scars – these are very deep scars that it somehow seemed like the skin was pierced with an ice pick, just like what the name suggests. This happens when our body only produces a small amount of collagen. According to experts, this kind of scar is the most difficult scar to correct.

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Boxcar scars – these kind of scars are somehow similar to ice pick scars. The only difference is that boxcar scars are boxier and broader. This results from too little collagen produced during the healing process.

Rolling scars – these are also a kind of depressed acne scars. These kinds of scars look like valleys and hills with very smooth edges.

Keloid scar – this scar is a type of acne scar that is reddish or pinkish especially if the patient has a light complexion.

Hyperpigmentation – this is caused by the inflammation of acne and creates a discoloration or a dark spot.

Combination scars – the name speaks for itself. This is a kind of scar wherein it shows different kinds of acne scars. If you want to learn more check out this clinic for acne scarring treatment, they have a list of specialist in that field.

WHAT ARE THE TREATMENT FOR EACH KIND OF SCAR?

Ice pick scars – for isolated ice pick scars, the treatment is usually excising the scar using a small punch. Commonly, experts use devices such as the radiofrequency energy or a laser (which will help to smooth out your skin). It smooths out the skin by adding some collagen that will help in filling in the scars.

Boxcar scars – for boxcar scars, doctors also use laser or radiofrequency laser. These help in smoothing out the skin by adding collagen that will fill in the scars. Also, because this is a depressed scar, some doctors used fillers that are injectable (perfect example is fat). This will even out the surface of the face.

Rolling scars – this kind of scar can be healed by injecting micro fat in order to fill in the depressed portion of your face. A micro fat is then followed by micro needling with PRP or what we call the Platelet-Rich Plasma.

Keloid scar – the goal of the treatment for keloid is to make the inflammation disappear. Usually, this is treated by injecting steroids to the scars. By targeting blood vessels, there are also lasers that can help remove the discoloration of the skin.

Hyperpigmentation – for hyperpigmentation, the best scar treatment for this is sunblock and 4% hydroquinone. A hydroquinone is a bleaching agent used or applied to your dark spots.

Combination scars – in this type of acne scar, multiple treatments should also be used.

WHAT TO DO IN ORDER TO AVOID THESE SCARS?

Instead of going through these kinds of treatment, the best thing to do is to prevent from getting this. Prevention is the key. Pimples can be prevented by constantly washing your face and if possible avoid makeups. However, if tons of pimples always show up even though how much you clean your face, then at least do not squeeze or pop your pimples (especially in the danger triangle). Just let it heal itself.

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