Everybody hates acne scars. There is not a single person in the world, who feels okay by having pigmentation on his face and other parts of the body. Apart from giving a weird look to our face, it causes a scar emotionally in our minds. Some people feel low by its abrasion, to the extent that they will simply try anything, to remove that unwanted enemy of the face. Sometimes we do not opt for the right solution of this problem. Home remedies as well as professional treatments can treat acne scars, and you can seek the advice of your dermatologist to remove this marring problem.
What Are Acne Scars
In simple language, scars result from injury to the tissue. The acne is the cause of the built up bacteria and sebum in the sebaceous follicle that is the cause of injury. Our body will immediately respond by forcing the white blood cells and seditious molecules to the broken cells. These cells tend to remain on the acne-affected part for weeks and sometimes months, for curing and preventing infection. However, when the infection repairs the mark still persists. There are cases, where the nodular acne gets a large amount of infection in the in-depth layers of skin. There can be a loss of tissue and a lifetime scarring.
The acne stars may still not leave your face even after a meticulous and cautious treatment. However, the scars vary in formation, cure and degree of infection. They tend to fall under two main categories,
[Atrophic] Acne scars cause by the loss of tissue.
[Hypertrophic] Acne scars caused by the excess of tissue.
Types of Acne Scars
Ice pick scars- Deep narrow scars widening to the middle layer of skin.
Boxcar scars- Are round and oval with vertical steep sides.
Rolling scars- Causes rolling and wavy crinkles across the normal appearance of skin.
Hypertrophic scars- usually found in men upon the torso and appear like a raised firm gathering of tissue.
The most recent acne attack is in the form of acne vulgaris. If you have not heard about it, then pay attention. It is just another form of acne, which appears when oil and skin cells are stuck in the pore. If there is an invasion of bacteria then a swollen pimple resurfaces. People suffering from acne vulgaris tend to get blackheads, pimples and whiteheads. Just like the other scars, acne vulgaris may not be the cause of concern for everyone but it is not wise to ignore it. Get the acne vulgaris scar treated by the skin doctor before it progresses into a severe form.
Treatments And Remedies
You can ask the skin doctor for the Dermaroller process for treating the acne scars, which are too close to the skin surface. The professional will remove the skin, using medical equipment that consists of a roller with tiny microneedles. This can be combined with a chemical peel (TCA cross). You can also opt for the laser treatment of resurfacing the acne that involves controlling the depth of penetration with a laser.
There are other methods to opt for like the punch excision or punch grafting for the ice pick scars. Dermal fillers and laser resurfacing for boxer scars and subcision process for the rolling scar treatment. For men, the steroid creams, injections and tapes may also prove helpful to flatten or shrivel the scars.