Scars are indentations in the skin that occur after a medical condition such as acne or after a surgical incision. Especially when they're on the face or other visible areas, acne scars can carry the stigma of adolescent acne long after the acne is gone, or they can serve as unpleasant reminders of a past surgery. Acne scars can occur as the skin heals from pimples, whiteheads and blackheads. Acne scars are typically indented marks or raised, red areas that sometimes give the skin a wavy appearance. Surgical scars, meanwhile, form naturally as skin heals from an incision.
Acne is a common skin disorder, characterized by areas of skin with seborrhea(scaly red skin), comedondes, (blackheads and whiteheads), papules(pinheads), pustules(pimples), nodules(large papules) and possibly scarring. Acne affects mostly skin with the densest population of sebaceous follicles; these areas include the face, the upper part of the chest, and the back.
Acne occurs most commonly during adolescence, and often continues into adulthood. In adolescence, acne is usually caused by an increase in testosterone, which accrues during puberty, regardless of sex. For most people, acne diminishes over time and tends to disappear, or at the very least decreases, by age 25. But this is unpredictable and may continue to the thirties or forties.
Aside from scarring, its main effects are psychological, such as reduced self-esteemand sometimes depression.
Acne scarring or “pimple scarring” is the result of inflammation within the dermis brought on by acne. The wound trying to heal itself resulting in too much collagen in one area creates the acne scar.
The most common physical acne scars are often referred to as "icepick" scars. This is because the scars tend to cause an indentation in the skin's surface.
Icepick scars: are deep pits, which are the most common and a classic sign of acne scarring.
Box car scars: Angular scars that usually occur on the temple and cheeks, and can be either superficial or deep, these are similar to chickenpoxscars.
Rolling scars:Scars that give the skin a wave-like appearance.
Hypertrophic scars:Thickened, or keloidscars.
Fraxel Acne Scar Removal has been an extremely popular and patient satisfying treatment, and changing the lives of acne scar sufferers.
Acne Scar Pigmentation
Pigmented scars are usually the result of nodular or cystic acne (the painful 'bumps' lying under the skin). They often leave behind inflamed red marks. Often, the pigmentation scars can be avoided simply by avoiding aggravation of the nodule or cyst. Pigmentation scars nearly always fade with time taking between three months to two years to do so, although can last indefinitely if untreated.
Generally scars can be caused by surgery, cuts, acne, skin infection, chickenpox, burns and scratches. How major the scar becomes depends on the age and health of the person, genetic predisposition, location of skin damage, cause of skin damage, treatment of the wound and movement during healing. In particular, if surgical scars are not properly closed, or if they become infected, they are much more likely to result in a larger & more unsightly scar. Scars will either settle within 12 months or remain permanent. The different types of surgical scars include hypertrophic, keloid, and uncommonly, contracture scars:
raised, itchy, often red and can be bigger than the original injury to the skin
appear because excess collagen forms as part of the healing process
rarely subside with time
particularly occur in Asian and African people
similar to keloid scars but do not cover an area bigger than the original injury and may subside with time
contracture scars may result from surgery or a burn. The skin becomes tight and can affect mobility.
Scars of any cause may be treated with Fraxel Restore & Fraxel Repair CO2 Laser Sydney CBD, Wahroonga, Perth CBD & Canberra Specialist Fraxel Laser Clinics. Life changing acne scars treatments (“pimple scar” treatments) are very popular and successful with the revolutionary new Fraxel lasers. Scars that are treated in their earlier stages have the best outcomes. MD Cosmedical Solutions specialises in scars removal treatments of acne scars and of all other varieties of scars.
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