Acne Scars

Acne scars are permanent indentations or raised areas left behind after acne blemishes have healed. They form when the deeper layers of skin (dermis) are damaged during a breakout. The body tries to repair the damage by producing collagen, but sometimes this collagen production goes awry, resulting in scar formation.

Causes: While acne itself causes scars, the severity of scarring depends on several factors like the depth and severity of the breakout, picking at pimples, and individual skin predisposition.

Treatments: Several options exist for minimizing the appearance of acne scars, including topical retinoids, chemical peels, microneedling, laser treatments, and fillers. A dermatologist can recommend the most suitable treatment based on the type and severity of scarring.

Disclaimer: While treatments can significantly improve their appearance, results vary, and acne scars may not be completely erased.