What is worse than acne? Acne scars. The deep marks on your face brought by the residue of your pimples will leave on your skin after your acnes are gone. Whether you are a teen or a young adult, many Singaporean experience acne scars.
You will get acne at some point of your life. It could be during your adolescent period, when your hormones are at the all-time high, during your younger age, or during your young adult days, when stress at work causes a lot of your facial woes.
According to Medical News Today, at least 85 percent of people in United States experience an acne outbreaks between 12 and 24 years old and affects up to 50 million Americans yearly. Males are also more prone to severe acne outbreaks than females during adolescents.
And because of the acne problem many people have, many medical practitioners have created different methods for an effective acne scar removal.
First, let’s define what is acne?
Acne is commonly formed when your pores are clogged with dead skin cells and oil from the skin. The clogged pores then become inflamed and swollen, which can turn into pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads. A worst scenario is an acne outbreak where humidity, all-based makeup, stress and even anxiety, are all part of the gang causing your acne to become worse.
And because an acne outbreak may often cause inflammation deep in the skin, it will damage the dermis layer of the skin and create acne scars when ruptured; these scars can cause permanent damage to the skin if not treated properly.
What are the types of acne scars?
Types of acne scars depend on the formation, and there are two categories of acne scars; the depressed and raised
Depressed acne scars
Depressed acne scars are flat and have deep indentation, and an uneven texture that make them visible on your face. Depressed acne scars also have three types suchlike:
- Ice pick – Ice pick scars are narrow and deep, often deeper and more obvious than any type of acne scar. These scars are often caused by cysts that form deep part of the pores.
- Boxar– These types of depressed acne scars are shallow and wide. They also have sharp edges that look like a box.
- Rolling – A type of depressed acne scar that has a rounded skin, and sloping edges. The texture of this acne scar is usually rough and feels like hole.
Raised acne scars
More commonly known as keloids, raised acne scars look like lumps on the skin, and is usually caused by acne inflammation due to excessive collagen production. They are often found in the chest, neck and chin.
What’s the best treatment?
Acne treatment depends on the category of your acne scar.The dermatologist may use several acne scar removal methods, since acne scars vary from case to case.
An acne scar laser treatment in Singapore is usually done, because of its effective outcome to different patients having both depressed and raised acne scars.
The laser treatment is also combined with cream medication in order to protect the skin. Some clinics also use steroid treatment injection to help level out and cure the affected skin area on the face.