What causes acne scarring:
Acne scars are depressions in the skin, caused by the skin being pulled down by the fibrous strands. Active acne is an inflammatory process which causes thickening and scarring of the connective tissue resulting in the formation of fibrous strands. 30% of people with acne will experience some degree of acne scarring.
The more severe the acne and the longer it is active, the worse the acne scarring can be. The sooner active acne is treated, the lesser the risk of scar tissue formation.
Most common type is depressed acne scars. These present as boxcar, ice-pick, rolling or a combination of these. Boxcar scars pull down in the centre. Ice-pick scars are very narrow and deep. Rolling scars are like broad, low hills.
At Mkskin clinic, we offer treatments for acne and acne scars, treatment varies depending on the type of acne scar. It ranges from skin peels (superficial to deep skin peels), Chemical reconstruction of skin scars (CROSS technique) or micro-needling. We also offer treatment to reduce the blemishes left behind by acne.