Acne scars are caused by inflammation within the dermis and are estimated to affect 95% of people with acne vulgaris. Abnormal healing and dermal inflammation create the scar. Collagen is produced to heal skin damage; facial scars or pockmarks can be formed when there is too much or too little collagen. Some people are genetically prone to scarring. External factors such as picking & scratching can also traumatise the skin tissue and leave scars. Most of these scars are Atrophic, where collagen has been lost from the healing response; these are the most common type of acne scarring.
Types Of Acne Scars
Ice Pick Scars
Ice pick scars are small deep V-shaped scars that look like small round holes. These are the most challenging type of acne scars to treat as they are very deep.
When you get rolling scars, your skin looks uneven, with round edges, usually caused by long-term acne. They look more noticeable as we age, and the skin loses its laxity.
Boxcar Scars are wider, U-shaped scars that have sharp edges. They can be shallow or deep.
Acne Scars Treatment
Facial scars of any type can be very unsettling, and acne scars are one of them. Are you looking for a treatment that can help to minimise the appearance of your scars?
At Setsuko Beauty, we provide one of the best treatments for acne scarring, RF Microneedling.
Radiofrequency Microneedling can smooth the skin surface and reduce the visibility of scars. At Setsuko Beauty, we use the latest technology, the Focus Dual from Lynton Laser.