Acne can be an extremely frustrating condition that often leaves behind marks far after the breakouts have gone. Definitely not something you want to deal with. But in some cases it’s hard to prevent or even predict whether your acne will scar. Of course there are things you can avoid like popping and squeezing your spots that could leave your skin with irritation, scarring, marks and even discolouration. So why does some acne leaves scars?
What are acne scars?
Acne scars are marks that are left behind from breakouts. And the reason why they form is that because too much collagen is building up where a wound is healing. They can present as rolling, box scars or ice-pick scars. Typically when you suffer from cystic acne and tend to pick at your scars, the chances of getting scarring is much higher. Picking and squeezing your spots damages the glands, tissue and small veins surrounding your spot which creates scarring.
Why does some acne leaves scars?
In general when acne is rooted deep down in the skin the healing process takes longer. After a breakout, your body will try to heal itself by replacing the lost skin tissue. Because it runs deeper, consequently more of your skin tissue is damaged and therefore it’s more prone to scarring and pigmentation.
How to prevent acne scarring?
Although you may not be able to completely prevent acne scarring, you can minimise your chances of developing acne scars by following our Expert advice;
- Treat acne as soon as it appears – The quicker you get your acne under control the better your chances of reducing post acne breakouts. Seek treatment from a professional who will be able to recommend you the most suitable treatment to suit your grade of acne.
- Reduce inflammation – Large and inflamed spots are always more likely to result in scarring. Your aim should be to reduce inflammation and calm the skin. But also avoid any products or routines that could further irritate your skin. Avoid rubbing your skin and definitely no products/exfoliators with harsh ingredients for you.
- Don’t pick, squeeze or pop your pimples. And don’t touch your scabs either – Popping and squeezing your spots may feel good, but it could leave your skin with irritation, scarring, marks and even discolouration.
To learn more about your skin and how you can removing your scarring why not visit us at the Clinic where my Expert team will be able to advise you further?
How to book an appointment?
As the first step of your skin journey at Skin Perfection, you’ll be invited to attend a no obligations consultation. This will give you the opportunity to get a good understanding of your skin.
During your first meeting you’ll receive all the information and knowledge you’ll need to keep your skin healthy. Finally to manage your skin concerns your practitioner will recommend you a personalised treatment plan.
Contact our team today to book an appointment.