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Acne Scars Guide

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. It impacts more than 50 million Americans every year. While it is not a major medical concern, acne can impact people’s confidence and self-esteem. Most often associated with puberty, many adults also suffer from acne. One of the consequences of acne is acne scarring. Acne scars can be just as damaging to one’s confidence as active acne. The following acne scars guide is beneficial for those who have acne scars and are looking for an effective treatment option.

Acne Scars Guide

Inflamed acne is caused by pores in your skin becoming engorged with dead skin cells, bacteria, and excess sebum. The pore becomes swollen and causes a break in the wall of the follicle. Shallow brakes in the wall are not as serious and can heal much quicker than deep breaks. Deep breaks can become infected and cause acne scars. This is because your skin attempts to repair the break by forming new collagen fibers. The scars can become depressed or raised that are visible on your skin.

There are two main types of acne scars: keloid (also referred to as “hypertrophic”) or depressed (also referred to as “atrophic”). Keloid scars are caused when the body produces too much collagen as it attempts to repair the damage caused by the acne. This results in raised tissue that can impact the texture on the surface of your skin. Depressed scars are caused by a loss of tissue. There are two sub-types of depressed scars, including icepick or boxcar scars. Icepick scars create small and obvious holes in your skin. Boxcar scars are round or oval in shape and look similar to chickenpox scars.

Things to Avoid

It is important to take good care of your skin. However, even those who take good care of their skin can get acne. If you have active acne or acne scarring, you’ll need to avoid certain things in order to avoid exacerbating the issue. Consider the following if you have acne scars.

  • Sun Exposure: It’s important to wear SPF daily and avoid unprotected sun exposure. Overexposure to the sun can make your scars look more prominent and darken them.
  • Avoid Scrubbing: inflamed skin can be easily irritated so it’s important not to irritate your skin. Scrubbing or over-washing your skin will not reduce your acne or scarring. This can increase the appearance of your scars and reduce your skin’s elasticity.
  • No Picking: Bacteria on your fingers and under your nails and can lead to more acne. It can also cause your scars to become deeper and wider.

Acne Scar Treatment

Acne scar removal in Bakersfield can help reduce the appearance of your acne scars. It can also address issues such as discoloration, in addition to the tone and texture of your skin. Acne removal is safe, effective, and provides clear results. Acne scar removal can treat scars on your face, neck, back, chest, and arms. Teens and adults who have acne or acne scarring can benefit from the procedure. Candidates for treatment must be in good health and have realistic expectations about treatment.

The first step in getting acne scar removal treatment is setting up a consultation. A specialist will perform a skin evaluation and discuss treatment plans to reduce the impact of your acne scars. Once it has been determined that you are a good candidate, the treatment is performed on an outpatient basis. Acne scar removal uses laser technology to target the scars. You may need multiple treatments to achieve your desired results. If you are interested in treating your acne scars, contact Bakersfield Med Spa. They are skilled in acne scar removal and have helped countless patients improve the appearance of their skin.

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