The skin is one of the largest organs and the most exposed. It has millions of open pores that help to control body temperature, keep the pH balance of the skin, and keep the level of water in the skin. When sebum, dust, dirt, pollutants, and dead skin cells block the pores of the skin, acne (also called pimples) and flesh-colored bumps form. Acne can also happen when hormones are out of balance or when the sebaceous glands deep in the skin make too much oil (called sebum).
When acne starts to get better, it often leaves scars behind. Even though acne scars aren’t linked to any major health problems, they can make a person feel bad about themselves because of their appearance. Acne scars get worse over time and start to look like a skin structure with dents. Acne scars make the skin rough and uneven and cause damage that can’t be fixed on its own. So, a consistent dermatological method used by people who know about skin can help scars a lot. There are different ways to make the skin look and feel better.
Here are some factors that can cause scars:
Acne scars can be put into different groups based on their size, shape, and how bad they are. Treatments also vary based on what kind of scar it is and how it looks.
1. Atrophic scars: These scars happen when the body loses tissue and can’t replace it because it doesn’t make enough collagen. This is how atrophic scars form. Atrophic scars come in three main forms:
Ice pick scars are caused by an infection caused by a cyst or other type of inflammation on the skin’s surface. These scars leave a hole in the skin that is thin, small, narrow, and deep.
Boxcar scars are wider and look like they have sharp, clear edges. Scars like these were caused by acne, shingles, or chickenpox. These scars look like blisters on an itchy rash. Most of the time, these scars are on thicker parts of the skin, like the lower jaw and cheeks.
Rolling scars are deep and have edges that slope away from the skin. They look like waves and aren’t even.
2. Hypertrophic scar: When wounds or injuries heal, they leave behind scar tissue, which is red and stands out. So, hypertrophic scars are scars that are thick and raised because the skin makes too much collagen. After a few months, these scars may get lighter and flatter. Inflammation or an injury, like burns, acne, or insect bites, is the main cause of hypertrophic scars.
3. Keloid scars: When hypertrophic scars form on their own, they look like a smooth, firm, and hard growth on the skin. This is how keloid scars are made. These scars can be itchy or painful, and they get bigger over time. They can happen anywhere on the body, but most often on the shoulders and upper chest. People with dark skin are more likely to get keloid scars than people with lighter skin. Even though hypertrophic or keloid scars don’t hurt your health in general.
There are no countless reasons to protect, enhance, and treat your skin and Hair. And no one qualified than a dermatologist and aesthetics to support your skin and hair health through every stage of your life.
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