Acne Scars Treatment In Leeds

Acne scars are a frequent outcome for people who suffer from acne and affect 30% of those with moderate or severe acne. Any type of acne spot can lead to scarring, although scarring is more common when acne is moderate or severe. It is caused due to the bodies response to the inflammation caused by acne - new collagen is laid down to heal the injury creating scar tissue and Post inflammatory colour changes occur due to the inflammation associated with acne.

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Scars are left behind when there is a deep break within the wall of the pores. As the pores fill up with excess oil, the walls lightly break and leave a visible mark. In mild cases of acne, the marks are light and will clear up quickly. However, when there is a deeper break in the wall, it allows infected material to spill out onto surrounding tissues.

This in turn creates a deeper lesion. As the skin tries to repair itself, it generates new collagen fibres. These make up the scars left behind. Picking or squeezing the pimples associated with acne will also increase the risk of scarring.

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Types of acne scars can be classified as atrophic or hypertrophic or as pigment changes. The most common type of acne scars are:

    Ice pick acne scarring - scars are the most frequent and represent 70% of atrophic types of acne scars.

    Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation acne scarring - brown marks on the skin which occur after erythema, called post inflammatory hyperp