Acne is a disease of the hair follicles of the face, chest, and back that affects almost all teenagers during puberty — the only exception being members of a few primitive Neolithic tribes living in isolation. It is not caused by bacteria, although bacteria play a role in its development. It is not unusual for some women to develop acne in their mid- to late-20s.
Acne vulgaris is typical teenage acne which is characterized by three types of lesions:
- the inflammatory papule; and
- The pustule or pimple.
Scars are formed when a breakout penetrates the skin deeply and damages the tissues beneath it.
Before you try to treat your scars, it’s essential to know what type they are. Each type responds to treatment differently, and some treatments are better for particular types than others.
Acne scars are stubborn, and no single treatment is best for everyone. Various methods may help improve your complexion. Your doctor may suggest one or a combination of these.
Soft tissue fillers-
Injecting collagen or fat under the skin and into indented scars can fill out or stretch the skin. This makes the scars less noticeable. Results are temporary, so you would need to repeat the injections periodically.
This is a skin process that uses a laser to improve the appearance of your skin.
Other energy-based procedures-
Pulsed light sources and radiofrequency devices help make scars less noticeable without damaging the outer layer of skin. Results are subtle and you may require to repeat the procedure.