What are acne scars? Types of acne scars

Acne is a very common skin condition faced by several million people worldwide. People normally think acne only affects youngsters and teenagers, but acne affects people of all ages. When you prick your acne, or in severe cases acne can leave a scar. Here we will look more into the type of acne scars, their types, causes and how to treat those acne scars.

What are Acne Scars?

Acne scars are scars that are left behind after the healing of acne. You will have a higher chance of having a acne scar if you prick the acne. The issue with acne scars are that it can be long lasting and in some cases permanent. The acne scars can also appear small or sometimes it will appear as a pit on the skin.

Acne scars can be very depressing and can downgrade the confidence of a person.

Causes of Acne Scars

Not all acnes cause scarring, but acnes that are inflammatory, or acnes that are kind of cysts can cause acne scars. Apart from this an acne can cause scars when you squeeze or prick the acne, and if  an inflammatory acne is left untreated it can cause scars.

Types of Acne Scars

There are several types acnes, but two major types of acne scars are Atrophic scars and hypertrophic scars. We will see more about the scars here

Atrophic Scars

Atrophic scars are one of the common type of acne scars. These type of acne scars are identified by the depression in the skin. When it comes to atrophic scars, there are different types and they are boxcar scars, ice pick scars and rolling scars.

Hypertrophic Scars

Hypertrophic scars happen when there is a improper collagen balance in the body. Hypertrophic scars are raised, and these scars are in red, brown or pink in colour.

Prevention of Acne Scars

One of the best ways to prevent acne scars is to treat acne as early as possible. At Los Angeles Aesthetic Medical Center, we offer the best acne treatment in Dubai. Most of acnes when left untreated can leave acne scars. It is also important not to prick or squeeze the acnes. Pricking or squeezing the acnes may further damage the skin

Treatment Options for Acne Scars

There are several types of acne scar treatments available. The best type of acne scar treatment depends on the type of scare and the severity of the scar. Here are some of the common treatments used to treat acne scars.

Laser and Light Therapies

These treatments use lasers or light to stimulate collagen production and improve the appearance of acne scars. They can also help reduce redness and discoloration. Some common types of laser and light therapies for acne scars include Fraxel laser therapy and IPL (intense pulsed light) therapy.

Chemical Peels

This  is one of the best skin brightening treatment. This treatment involves applying a chemical solution to the skin, which causes the outer layer of skin to peel off. This can help reduce the appearance of acne scars and improve the overall texture of the skin.


This treatment involves using a small, handheld device with tiny needles to create tiny punctures in the skin. This stimulates collagen production and can help improve the appearance of acne scars.

Dermal Fillers

This treatment involves injecting a filler substance, such as hyaluronic acid, into the skin to fill in depressed acne scars. Dermal fillers can help improve the texture of the skin and reduce the appearance of scars.

Leading a life with acne scars can be quite challenging. Severe acne scars on the face can even affect the confidence of a person. But the good point is there are several acne scar treatments available and they provide amazing results.

As explained earlier in this article, the best way to prevent acne scar is to treat is earlier and not to squeeze the acne. But when you have acne scars for a long time, then it is better to seek help from an experienced medical practitioner.

At Los Angeles Aesthetic Medical Center, we offer best acne scar treatment in Dubai. Apart from this treatment, we also offer botox, acne and lip fillers treatment in Dubai.

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