Are You at Risk for Acne Scars?
Acne is bad enough while it’s actually happening, but the physical scars it leaves can also have a terrible effect on your self-esteem. The severity of your acne scars usually depends the severity of your acne—if you have cystic acne (characterized by large, painful, puss-filled pimples), you’re more likely to develop scars on the surface of your skin. But permanent acne scars are even possible with mild-to-moderate acne.
The best defense against acne scarring is to stop pimples before they actually reach the surface of your skin. You can do this by treating your skin on a daily basis with proven acne-fighting medicines. However, if you do get blemishes, it’s important to avoid picking and squeezing since this can lead to infection, delay healing and promote scar formation. If you already have scars procedures like laser resurfacing, demabrasion and laser therapy might help.
What about red or dark marks? Many people believe that the discoloration left after pimples heal are scars. Technically, they aren’t. These marks are called “post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation,” and they’re very common in darker skin tones. Hyperpigmentation caused by pimples can take months or years to resolve, and aside from preventing acne, there is no real way to guard against these marks. You can, however, help keep them from darkening by using sun protection whenever you go outdoors. Topical lightening products containing hydroquinone along with mild exfoliation may help speed up the fading process.
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