What is Acne Scar?

Acne scars remind people of the struggle for clear skin. Acne growth and healing cause inflammation. Acne, a common skin ailment, can cause scars that last. Effective scar management requires understanding their nature.

As acne blemishes develop, acne scars occur. Oil, dead skin, and germs restrict hair follicles, causing acne. This combination fosters pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and more severe acne lesions like nodules and cysts.

Due to dirt, acne blemishes swell pores. Infection triggers immune system inflammation. Smaller blemishes cause shallow scars due to superficial irritation and damage.

Severe acne can cause deeper skin inflammation and damage. Sometimes bacteria and oil from blemishes leak into tissue. Deeper inflammation and tissue damage cause pitted, depressed, icepick, or keloid scars that stay longer.

What is Acne Scar

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Who Get Acne Scar

Who Gets Acne Scar?

Acne scars can be frustrating and persistent for many people. Understanding acne scar risk can help people prevent and cure scarring.

These factors may enhance acne scar risk:
Scarring is more likely in people with inflammatory acne, which causes swollen, red, and painful pimples. Acne cysts and nodules penetrate the skin in inflammatory acne. Severe and deep inflammation in these lesions can harm the skin and increase scarring.

Untreated or improperly treated inflammatory acne increases scarring risk. Acne treatment reduces inflammation, infection spread, and tissue damage.

Acne picking, squeezing, or popping. This typical mistake can worsen inflammation and scarring. These behaviors may increase bacteria, slow healing, and worsen scarring.

Genetics and family history also affect acne scar predisposition. If a parent or sibling has acne scars, the family may have more scarring. Scarring is affected by genetics, which affect skin type, inflammation, and healing.

What Are the Types of Acne Scars?

  • Ice Pick Scars: Narrow, deep pits that resemble puncture wounds.

  • Boxcar Scars: Broad, rectangular depressions with well-defined edges.

  • Rolling Scars: Characterized by a wave-like appearance on the skin’s surface.

  • Hypertrophic Scars: Raised, thickened scars resulting from excess collagen production.

  • Keloid Scars: Elevated scars extending beyond the original acne site due to excessive collagen formation.

  • Atrophic Scars: Indentations or depressions in the skin caused by tissue loss.

What Are the Types of Acne Scars
Causes of Acne Scars

What Are the Causes of Acne Scars?

Acne affects your self-esteem, social life, and overall well-being. Fortunately, acne treatments in Langley has several benefits beyond achieving a clearer skin. Here are some of the acne treatment benefits:

  • Depressed acne scars. When collagen production is low, skin heals with depressions or pits.
  • Raised acne scars. The body overproduces collagen to mend the skin and tissue. This causes a raised acne scar. This acne scar is more common among African Americans, Hispanics, and Asians.

Some people get acne scars despite our best efforts. Many acne scar treatments can reduce depressed and elevated acne scars.

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Acne Scars FAQs

How long it takes to get results from acne scar therapy depends on scar severity and treatment. Mild to severe acne scars can heal in six weeks, whereas advanced acne scars may take six months. Effectiveness and length of benefits depend on treatment. Talk to Eve Therapy skincare professionals if you have questions about your healing and results.

Active breakouts might affect acne scar treatment. Before treating scars, clean skin is best. Certain acne drugs and therapies may also interfere with scar healing. Eve therapy skincare professionals will work with you to create a customized skincare strategy that prioritizes acne clearing. This allows for effective scar therapy.

Although we can’t always stop acne or its aftermath, there are preventive measures you may do to reduce the likelihood that acne will cause scarring down the road. It is imperative to resist the urge to pick, pop, or otherwise handle acne lesions. Adopting a nutritious diet, continuing a regular skincare regimen, and making sure you get enough water each day can all help you have healthier skin and less chance of scarring.

Ready to say goodbye to acne scars and hello to smoother skin?

Discover how Eve Therapy can improve your acne scar. Contact us for a consultation today.

See What Our Customers Are Saying About Eve Therapy Treatments

Mark BlightMark Blight
19:09 02 Oct 23
I had a great experience with therapist Dana, the massage part of the service was Heavily, but then it turned up a notch with the facial, I walked out of that room feeling great and looking 10 years younger!
Michael QuachMichael Quach
21:09 29 Aug 23
Went for the acne facial treatment, Dana was the one that helped me with my treatment, she explained to me what she was doing every after every step. Had a great experience and would be willing to come again.
Jason MacraeJason Macrae
21:36 25 Aug 23
The service and professional staff are outstanding. They were very kind and knowledgeable, would definitely recommend to everyone.
Sun Y ChoSun Y Cho
00:23 23 Aug 23
I received a facial lifting treatment at the clinic (Inmode, sorry, I forgot the exact name). The clinic itself is very modern and new, with a great location that's conveniently close to the highway. The staff at the reception were super friendly and nice. The esthetician was very gentle during the treatment, and I almost fell asleep. Everything was very clean and well-managed. I'm definitely planning to go back there again.
Heeyoung KimHeeyoung Kim
18:35 10 Aug 23
Cannot rate this clinic high enough! Would give it six stars if I could.The front staff were very friendly and very knowledgeable about all the procedures as well as all of their products.Made excellent recommendations and I loved every product I purchased.Shelby especially made my treatment very comfortable and went over the entire procedure. She (Dana) answered any and all questions I had, was highly professional and very welcoming.I felt I was in excellent hands and very well taken care of. I would recommend her and the clinic to all my friends and family.The clinic is beautiful and spotlessly clean.Will be returning here for future treatments and to purchase products.Wonderful clinic with outstanding staff.
Jenny KimJenny Kim
21:13 29 Jun 23
Eve Therapy was recommended to me by a friend who attends Evergreen Rehab. I have been suffering from allergic dermatitis and breakouts for a few months and visited the clinic to get a consultation. The aesthetician recommended skin care treatments that would improve my skin during our brief consultation. I have received Acne Care, Aladdin Peeling, MTS, and IPL sessions which not only reduced my acne breakouts, but also helped fade my acne scars. I also purchased the famous SkinCeutical's vitamin C serum which also helped with my acne scars and brightening. I also received a couple of sessions of MiniFx which help to tone and slim my arms and outer thighs. Definitely recommend seeing Lily K for any skin concerns!!
Sia BakSia Bak
05:51 15 Jun 23
I went to get a skin care consultation because i was planning for a wedding. I was only thinking about moisture management, but she gave me a consultation that was suitable for my skin condition, and they had a wedding package so i chose the wedding package with a happy heart. It's been a month since I took care of it, and I'm very satisfied and highly recommend it :)
rie rierie rie
03:34 15 Jun 23
I have a sensitive, oliy skin type and wanted to have decent cosmetics fit for my skin. And I found this spot care product and booked acne care therapy since they offered me a promo price. Recommend this place!