Facial Scar / Acne Scars
If acnes are not properly treated, it will likely result in scar. Most patients themselves cannot determine the type and extent of the acne, and hence cannot prescribe themselves the most appropriate treatment. Acne can be mistreated in a lot of ways. Skin and fingers without disinfection and squeezing of acnes by skin are two common incorrect ways for treating acne. Mistreatment of acne can lead to damage of the dermis layer, with serious consequence ranging from larger pores to deep facial scar.
There are five common types of acne scars.
Red Marks
Red marks are usually formed after inflammation from acne is healed. In most situations, red marks are not considered scars because they usually fade over time.
(Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation, PIH)
Some Acne might cause PIH, which is discoloration of skin. The discoloration usually subsides gradually, but it might take up to a year.
Atrophic scar
Severe inflammation from acne can damage the collagen in the dermis layer. Small dents or pits in the skin will be formed as a result. Once formed, it will not disappear without proper medical treatment.
Hypertrophic scar
When the dermis layer is damaged from inflammation from acne, our body will generate new collagen to heal the wound. But such reproduction of collagen can be excessive, resulting in hypertrophic scar, a swollen and red scar which makes your face uneven. Hypertrophic scar maintain its shape and will not grow beyond the original injury site.
Keloidal scar
Keloid scars are like Hypertrophic scars, but they will grow beyond the original injury site. They can also cause pain and itchiness.
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