Scars don’t have to be a permanent reminder

Posted on 25 Nov, 2011

Acne affects many people, from adolescence to adulthood, and even if the breakout is only temporary, the signs can remain long after.

Acne has the unfortunate tendency to create scars that can take years to fade away. If inflammation and infection occur, the tissue surrounding the imperfection can be permanently damaged or destroyed.

This can often result in the scar taking on a depressed appearance, simply because the tissue has been, lost. The scars can also seem to have altered pigmentation, as they are reddened.

While the colour may fade over a period of years, the scars can be difficult to camouflage and can have an effect on a person’s confidence.

The appearance of scarring can be improved with certain treatments. Microdermabrasion can be very effective at removing the damaged upper layers of skin and revealing a smoother complexion.

It also encourages skin renewal, while the laser treatment also encourages the production of collagen and new skin cells.

The result is a noticeable improvement in the texture of the skin’s surface, a reduction in the appearance on enlarged pores and reduced redness on the site of the scars.