Reduce the risks of acne scarring

Posted on 18 Apr, 2012

After all the heartache caused by active acne, it can be really dispiriting to finally get your spots under control only to be faced with the scars they leave behind. These scars can be just as noticeable as the spots themselves: the inflammation can leave behind skin that is reddened and that can take years to fade. As tissue loss often occurs when a spot becomes really red and sore and infected, the scars they leave behind are usually depressed or pitted, making the surface of the skin uneven.

It is essential, therefore to try and reduce the risk of scars forming the first place:

• By getting treatment as soon as possible to deal with the problem of active acne, inflammation and infection,

• By treating the skin kindly. Although it may be tempting to squeeze or pick those spots, this can only do more damage. It can cause the follicle wall to rupture, allowing infected material to go deeper into the skin, causing yet more damage.

If your skin is already showing signs of scarring, however, do not despair. A combination of microdermabrasion and laser therapy can help to improve the appearance of the skin by reducing that of the scars.