It is believed that the intensity and duration of the inflammatory reaction in the active acne stage is the primary cause in the skin damage and alteration of the sebaceous gland (oil gland) structure, leading to scar formation. However, not all patients are affected equally and like active acne, not all acne scars are the same. Different types of acne scars respond to different treatment options.
Facial scarring is all too frequent in patients who have suffered from acne, especially if the acne is not treated early and effectively. Atrophic scars, involving loss of tissue, are the most frequent type. Treatment for scarring often involves invasive procedures, such as LASER resurfacing, volumising fillers, diamabrasion, chemical peels, micro-needling and excisional techniques, so reducing the occurrence and severity of the original active acne is always preferable.
For all of the above reasons please come and see us early, let us help you get your active acne managed quickly and hopefully reduce your chances of scarring. Acne scarring generally requires several treatments for best results and all individuals will respond differently so results will vary between individuals. Feel free to call on 02 6331 9163 for your personalised Visia® skin assessment and treatment journey.