Acne scars occur as a result of powerful, deep hair follicle inflammations. Tampering with inflammatory acne herds incorrectly encourages scars to form. There are several highly effective acne treatment methods today, which can prevent scars from forming if treatment is initiated at the correct time. This is because it is easier to prevent scars from forming than it is to rectify any existing acne scars.
The treatment of acne scars depends on the nature of the existing scars.
- hypertrophic, i.e. raised scars
- atrophic scars are the most common acne scars and occur in different versions:
– bowl shape
– “Boxcar scars”
– ice pick scars
The healing process is often only completed after one to two years.
- Topcial steroid injections
- Surgical removal
- Abrasion (dermabrasion, fractional laser)
Acne scars are treated gradually and do require patience. It is important to discuss in advance which results are realistically possible. Some scars often cannot be made to disappear completely, rather they merely improve.