What You Must Know About How To Prevent Acne Scars
The Cause of Acne Scarring. Acne scars are most often the
product of an inflamed lesion, such as a papule, pustule, or cyst. Inflamed
blemishes occur when the follicle, or pore, becomes engorged with excess oil,
dead skin cells, and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall.
Acne is usually a temporary problem even if the treatment
and maintenance takes time as it is in case of severe hormonal acne, body acne
or chronic acne. Acne scars can be permanent. Acne scars result from inflamed
pimples (papule and pustule) or cysts. When the blemish becomes encouraged with
excess oil, dead skin cells,
and bacteria that causes further inflammation – the pore swells causing the
brake in the follicle wall. To repair the damage done to the dermis, the
skin forms new collagen fibers. Collagen is the fibrous protein that gives the
skin its strength and flexibility. Unfortunately, the finished "repair
job" never looks as smooth and flawless as before the injury”. The best
way to avoid acne scars is to prevent them by healing and PREVENTING acne from
coming and reoccurring. Also remember- the bigger the blemishes the larger
probability for scaring so treating acne as early as possible is essential.
This is what AcnEase does- TREATS AND PREVENTS acne.
Types of Acne Scars
Generally, acne scars fall
into two categories: those caused by a loss of tissue (atrophic), and those
caused by an excess of tissue (hypertrophic).
Within these categories, acne scars fall
into one of four types: ice pick, boxcar,
rolling and keloid scars. This is a result of the body producing too much collagen, which creates a mass of
raised tissue on the skin's surface.
More commonly, acne causes
atrophic or depressed scars. Atrophic scars develop when there is a loss
of tissue and this causes indentation in a skin. This type of acne are
called Ice pick scars . Ice pick scars are deep holes that are small in
size that are on the surface of the skin. They are narrow, deep, and depressed
and are very common, measuring 2 mm or less in length.
Often, what is taken to be an acne
scar is not a true scar at all, but rather post-inflammatory
This temporary discoloration of the skin will eventually fade on its own.
Certain treatments or creams such as Rejuvel 3D, may speed
the fading time.
Acne Scar Prevention
You can't completely prevent
scarring, but these steps can minimize your chance of developing acne scars:
- Treat Acne
As Soon As It Develops: The best
thing you can do is get acne under control as soon as possible. Begin treating it right away. Quick and effective treatment helps to keep breakouts to a minimum and prevents acne
from developing into a more severe form. Prevent pimples and you'll prevent scarring.
- Reduce Inflammation: Large and inflamed
acne blemishes are much more
likely to leave scars behind than non-inflamed breakouts and
blackheads. Your goal should always be to calm inflammation and avoid
doing anything that will further irritate your skin. Aggressive scrubbing
and harsh skin care products should be avoided.
- Don't Squeeze, Pop, or Pick at Pimples: Resist the temptation to pick or
squeeze a pimple.
Doing so can force debris deeper into the dermis, spreading an infection
to other tissue and worsening inflammation. This is especially true for
deep, serious blemishes like nodules and cysts. Allow the blemish to heal on its own.
- Don't Pick
at Scabs: Picking at scabs should also be avoided. A
scab is the skin's natural "bandage" which protects the wound as
it heals. Picking a scab off a wound before it is ready prolongs the
healing process and increases chances of scarring.
serious and proven treatment like AcnEase to
prevent Large, Deep Breakouts or
Acne Cysts: While smaller
blemishes can still scar the skin, it's the big guys that usually do the
- Use topical cream to stimulate skin healing and improve its appearance
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