What Exactly is Acne Scarring?

Ever wondered why some acne leaves a mark long after it’s gone? Acne scars are often what’s left behind after severe acne or skin inflammation. These scars can take the form of discoloured patches or give your skin a dimpled, uneven texture.

Expert Solutions at Dermaesthetics Clinic

At Dermaesthetics Clinic, our skin specialists offer a range of cutting-edge treatments tailored to make acne scars less visible. From advanced skin peels to Micro needling and breakthrough light therapies, we’ve got a solution for you.

Why Do Acne Scars Happen?

Dimpled Ones: Pitted Acne Scars

These scars appear when inflamed acne—like cysts or pustules—leave a gap in your skin's structure. The skin then 'collapses' into this gap, creating a dimpled look.

Dark Marks: Pigmented Acne Scars

These are the discoloured spots that stick around after acne heals. Caused by excess melanin, they can be particularly stubborn for people with darker skin tones.

Understanding Types of Pitted Acne Scars

Box Scars

chickenpox scars but from acne—these are round and steep.

Rolling Scars

A red, inflamed form often seen in adults.

Ice Pick Scars

Deep and narrow, they look like large open pores.

Can Acne Scarring be Prevented?

While you can’t always stop acne scars from forming, you can take steps to lessen their impact. Protect your skin from the sun, don’t pick at your acne, and seek professional advice for treating active acne.

Are Acne Scars Forever?

While minor acne scars may fade over time, severe scarring can be permanent—especially if you pick or squeeze your acne. But with our advanced treatments, we aim to minimise their appearance effectively.

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