Acne Scar Treatment

When acne develops, pores in the skin become blocked with oil. Bacteria begin to grow in the pore, and acne (also called pimples, zits or breakouts) can develop. Acne can be mild or severe and may cause scarring if pimples are squeezed repetitively. In fact, some experts don't believe that the acne itself is the cause of scarring, but that continuing to pick at a spot once it has been “popped” or drained is more to blame.

Acne scars can take many shapes and cause the skin to look rough, bumpy or discolored. Not every person who has acne will scar. Scarring is related to how your body responds to inflammation, and even people with severe acne may not scar depending on their body's unique makeup. For most people, acne scars can't be completely eliminated with acne scar treatment, but most can be smoothed and their appearance lessened.

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Types of Acne Scar Treatment

The best defense against acne scars is to effectively treat the acne itself. Begin by addressing your diet and identifying any hormonal imbalances as this can often attribute to the proliferation of acne. Once the acne is under control, you have a variety of options to help manage scars. The effectiveness of acne scar treatment will vary widely depending on the severity of the scars, the procedure used, and the skill level of the health care provider. Often, many acne scar treatments are used together for maximum effect.

Some of the most common acne scar treatments include:

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Author
Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG As an expert in preventive care, innovative treatment solutions, and laparoscopic surgery, board-certified OB/GYN Gul A. Zikria, MD, FACOG, is a trusted practitioner who’s been in private practice since 1985. Dr. Zikria earned his doctor of medicine from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in Newark. He went on to complete a competitive surgical residency program at Georgetown University in Washington. Dr. Zikria then went through a comprehensive obstetrics and gynecology residency program through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center at the Magee-Women’s Hospital. He welcomes new and existing patients to his practice in Milpitas, California.

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