There are many different types of acne scars that develop
in different ways. Textured (bumpy) acne scar develops when dense, fibrous scar
tissue builds up beneath the surface of the skin. This fibrous scar tissue develops
in response to the trauma of acne itself and forms during the healing process. Repeated
outbreaks (pimples and cystic acne) to the same area causes the collagen and elastin
that form the building blocks of the skin to be replaced by irregularly shaped fibrous
scar tissue, which then causes bumpy acne scars.
Textured acne scar types include
Of these textured scars, boxcar acne scars have sharp edges and deep grooves which
makes them particularly challenging to treat.
acne scars occur
in response to inflammation associated with the healing process. When acne forms,
an inflammatory response brings either red (in the cause of light skinned patients)
or brown (with dark skinned patients) pigment to the area. The development of pigment
in response to the inflammation is a very natural part of the acne healing process,
but unfortunately, leads to the development of pigmented acne scars.
Types of Acne Scars
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Because pigmented acne scars are very different than textured acne scars, the way
in which we treat them with lasers differs as well. For pigmented acne scars, there
are three different lasers used to remove the red and brown scars as well as a very
effective topical program. For textured acne scars there are three different lasers
used for improving the texture of the skin and the laser(s) used is determined by
the type of scars, severity of the scars, skin type and whether or not the patient's
lifestyle and schedule permits social downtime during the healing process.
scars are an extremely difficult and emotional skin condition that affects
many - young and old alike. At Celibre, we understand this because we've treated
thousands of patients with acne scars. Although having acne scars can sometimes
make you feel hopeless, there are laser solutions available. Our focus
is on patient education. Our friendly and knowledgeable medical staff are here to
help you understand the benefits and risks of all the procedures we provide so that
you can make informed decisions about your acne scar treatment. We encourage patient participation
and use patient feedback to tailor our treatment plans so that they are individualized
for your particular situation. Our nurses are highly trained and very experienced
scar treatment because we have performed tens of thousands of these treatments
over the years. If you're interested in
acne scar treatment, contact us for a
free consultation today.