Acne and acne scarring is commonly considered as a teenage disease, usually accepted and treatment is not sought out. The outcome of which is disfigurement and scarring which is not just physical, but psychological as well. The purpose of this blog is to create awareness that acne should be treated as any other disease. The outcome of which is disfigurement and scarring which is not just physical, but psychological as well. The purpose of this blog is to create awareness that acne should be treated as any other disease. Besides it’s not just limited to teenage anymore. Adults are equally prone. Besides genetic predisposition, hormonal disturbances, extrinsic factors like drugs, topical preparations containing steroids etc. are a few risk factors.

WHAT CAUSES ACNE?
Acne is a disease which occurs in the oil glands of skin , predominantly affecting the face, shoulders , chest , upper back etc. These oils glands open in hair follicle.
Four important steps leading to its formation are

1. increased production of oil in oil glands.

2.  Follicle opening being blocked by keratin( dead skin layer)
3. Entrapment of bacteria in blocked gland
4. Swelling and inflammation
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For home remedies for Acne treatment Read https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/13-acne-remedies

HOW DOES SCAR FORM?
The stronger the inflammatory reaction and deeper the lesions of acne( cysts, nodules) the higher the risk of scar formation.  Excessive collagen is produced to repair the lesion, but it does not leave the skin smooth, rather leave behind raised or depressed surface. Those who pick on their acne or try to squeeze the contents out are at greater risk of ugly scarring.

WHEN SHOULD YOU SEEK HELP?
To get rid of these scars, the first and foremost thing is timely medication to facilitate early healing and decreasing the inflammatory phase of lesion. For that seeing a dermatologist at an early stage is a must rather than trying over the counter creams and home based remedies. What you can do at home is avoid application of irritants, avoid picking and avoid sunlight for it will leave behind hyperpigmentation.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON TYPES OF SCARS?
If the scarring has developed , management plan depends on the kinds of scars that are there. For that patient’s skin is assessed in light from different directions and types of scars are noted. They may be

Types of ACNE SCARRING

EFFECTIVE TREATMENT FOR ACNE SCARS

Usually combination of scars is found and patient is given a customised plan combining different modalities for best results. These include chemical peels, fractional CO2 laser, PRP, Q switched Nd Yag laser for treating pigmentation and redness, fillers for deep pits and atrophic scars, subcision for tethered scars. All these are FDA approved treatments and the machines used in our setup are one of the best.

CONCLUSION

Acne scarring is a common problem but new treatments are available with excellent outcome, although some time is required to see visible results. We have many success stories of acne scar management at our clinic. If you are also suffering with acne or scarring, do not wait! Just book your appointment and let us help you get rid of this disease. To book appointmenthttps://aestheticareclinic.com/skin-specialist-lahore/

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