Acne - Getting Rid Of Acne Scars

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Whenever body suffers any injury, the body rushes its soldiers to protect
itself. Acne infection is also an injury that needs repair and body sends
white blood cells and other molecules that fight the infection and repair
the infected site.


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Whenever body suffers any injury, the body rushes its soldiers to protect
itself. Acne infection is also an injury that needs repair and body sends
white blood cells and other molecules that fight the infection and repair
the infected site. After the repairing job is completed, a scar forms
that is the sign of repair. Skin never becomes as smooth as it was before
the acne. Some scar is always left. Let us find out more about acne scars
and how doctors can repair them so that you get something similar to your
earlier look again.

Types Of acne scars- before we discuss about the type of scars, let us
also note that everyone has different tendency of scar formation. Some
people develop very less scars, while others may have major scars for the
same type of acne. Acne scars are of two types- scars that are caused by
loss of tissue and scars caused by increased tissue formation.

Depressed Scars- these scars may be of different types such as Ice-pick
scars, depressed fibrotic scars, soft scars and macular types. As the
cyst expands with pus, bacteria, oil and dead skin cells it ruptures and
attacks the dermis. to protect the dermis the white blood cells rush in.
This rupture may cause loss of collagen giving rise to deep recess or
depression. The skin above is left unsupported because of loss of tissue
below it and a saucer shaped or jagged ice pick scar is formed. Ice pick
scars are more common on face.

Keloids- In some people the scar forms in a reverse fashion. With the
loss of collagen, body triggers fibroblasts that produce excessive
collagen producing scar tissues called keloids. Keloids are more commonly
found on male torsos. Other type of increased tissue formation scar is
called hypertrophic scar. Hypertrophy means overgrowth.


Scar Treatment- scars can be treated by your dermatologist using
different treatments. Before proceeding for scar treatment, you have to
discuss your feelings about the scars with your doctor. The cost involved
may also play a role in choosing the treatment. What results you desire
is the third factor. The severity of the scar, the location and type of
treatments that can be done are other factors that have to be used to
treat acne scars. The common treatments for acne scars are- collagen
treatment, laser treatment, dremabrasion, microdermabrasion, skin
surgery, skin grafting etc. Keloids may be left untreated if it is felt
that treatment will form further keloids. Injecting with steroid
injections may also treat keloids.


This article is only for informative purposes. This article is not
intended to be a medical advise and it is not a substitute for
professional medical advice. Please consult your doctor for your medical
concerns. Please follow any tip given in this article only after
consulting your doctor. The author is not liable for any outcome or
damage resulting from information obtained from this article.

				
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