Acne can cause blemishes when inflammation and infection result in damage to or the loss of skin tissue. The scars usually assume a depressed or pitted appearance, although some can be raised, and they can be left reddened following the presence of inflammation.

Active acne is not always the direct cause of scarring. Picking a scab or spot can actually result in more serious damage to the skin, as it can introduce bacteria to the lesion as well as forcing infection deeper into the skin.

Acne scars are difficult to get rid of. The redness may fade over time, and raised scars may shrink gradually, but tissue loss is permanent. This can make it difficult to conceal scarring caused by acne.

Scar treatment can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars, although it cannot take place until the active acne has been treated and has subsided. The Laser Treatment Clinic offers a combination of treatments to obtain superior results.

Microdermabrasion propels medical grade crystals onto the skin, removing superficial dead skin cells in the process. The new and healthy skin underneath is revealed, with improved texture and tone. A laser is then applied to stimulate the production of collagen and the renewal process.