There are many people that suffer from bad acne even into adulthood. Acne most often affects the face, neck and back. Those with severe acne will also develop acne scars that they have to live with for the rest of their life. When acne scars form, most people feel like they must simply deal with it. However, modern technology has developed a few ways to reduce and remove acne scars. For those who have severe acne and have acne scaring, Open Door Med Spa would like to share more about how you can treat acne scar damage.
What is Acne?
Acne lesions or a pimple, develops when bacteria, oil, or dead skin fills and clogs your skin’s pores. The pores need to stay open to allow your natural oil and sweat to come through. In a single hour, people shed about 40,000 skin cells that easily clogs the pores. When the pores are clogged they will become inflamed and develop white or blackheads. Acne becomes a more pronounced problem when a person moves into puberty or their early teens due to the hormonal changes in their body. However, some people can suffer from acne their entire life. About 11 out of 30 people will suffer from severe acne.
Forming of Acne Scars
The human skin is basically a large organ that consists of three layers: the epidermis, dermis and the hypodermis. The layers of the skin help to protect you from UV rays, bacteria and produce vitamin D from the sunlight. The areas of the skin with the sebaceous glands are most prone to acne which is primarily the face, neck and back. Scars can result when the pimple becomes inflamed. The acne pores swell up and down, damaging the walls of the pore. If the pimple is shallow, often the scar damage will heal and disappear. Deep pimples mean deep scar damage of the pores, resulting in deeper and more pronounced acne scars. Acne scars can also result from scratching or popping a pimple as well.
Treatment to Remove Acne Scars
There was a time when there was nothing that could be done to get rid of acne scars. However, today there are treatments to improve your skin’s health, appearance and reduce or remove acne scars. You will need to determine which treatment would work best for you and your skin. Here are some of the best in-office treatments to remove and reduce the appearance of acne scars.
• Chemical Peels – A chemical solution is applied to the surface of the skin. It removes the upper layer of skin, allowing new and healthier skin to grow. Chemical peels can help reduce the appearance of acne scars and smooth out the skin.
• Dermabrasion – This treatment helps smooth out the upper layer of the skin. The upper layer of the skin is removed with a sander like tool. Aggressively removing the upper layer of dead skin helps to remove acne scars and cleanse the face.
• Laser Resurfacing – One of the most effective ways to get rid of acne scars, especially deep acne scars is with laser resurfacing. The laser delivers heat to the damaged skin, promoting your body’s natural wound healing response.