Acne scars, also known as pimple scars or dark spots after pimples, develop as a result of inflamed acne blemishes that deeply penetrate the skin. When acne damages the skin, the body initiates a repair process by producing collagen, a vital protein responsible for maintaining skin structure. However, this healing process is not always flawless and can lead to the formation of scars on the face.
Various types of acne scars exist, including:
1. Atrophic scars: These scars manifest as depressions or indentations in the skin due to tissue loss. Atrophic scars encompass different subtypes such as ice pick scars, boxcar scars, and rolling scars.
2. Hypertrophic scars: These scars are raised and occur when an excess amount of collagen is produced during the healing phase.
3. Keloid scars: These raised scars extend beyond the boundaries of the original acne blemish and can cause itching or discomfort.
Consulting with a skincare professional can provide valuable insights and guidance regarding the most suitable approaches for scar removal.
Precious Medical Centre
290 Orchard Road, #12-01 Paragon Medical
(Lobby E & F), Singapore 238859
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