Acne scars are an unwanted and often permanent side effect of the skin’s healing process after a nasty breakout. Though many acne wounds will heal without permanent scarring, it is when the dermis is damaged by constant picking or severe cystic acne that visible scars appear.
What Causes Acne Scars?
Acne scars mostly the result of inflamed lesions on the skin. Blemishes become inflamed when the pore becomes engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. The pore swells up and breaks the follicle wall, but the deeper the break, the more likely scarring is to occur.
How to Prevent Acne Scars from Forming
Below are a few tips to prevent acne scars from forming on your skin.
- Treat acne as soon as you spot it
- Reduce inflammation and irritations
- Never squeeze pop, or pick at your acne
- Leave scabs alone
- Know if your skin is prone to scarring
If you are experiencing cystic acne and scarring as a result, you may benefit from advanced dermatology in Colorado. Colorado Skin Care offers exceptional acne solutions for people of all ages and will help you reduce and prevent any scarring that has occurred. For more information, contact us today at (303) 740-4883.