Acne scarring tends to be genetically linked to an individual’s unique inflammation response. Those people with a “secondary inflammatory response” to trauma tend to scar following acne breakouts, while those with a “single inflammatory response” to trauma tend not to scar. Scarring ranges from Macular (flat with pigment variation) to keloid scarring (raised, red/purple and large compared to the initial acne).
Many dermatologists contend that scars are really more from picking than from the acne itself. This is not to say that the occasional popping of a zit will lead to scarring. Occasional popping can often be performed quickly and safely. It is the picking afterward that often leads to the worst scarring. Try to leave your skin relatively untouched.
What is the treatment for acne scarring?
It is important to understand that there is no single treatment to fix moderate to severe acne scarring. DermCosmesis is a medically based clinic with experienced doctors and therapists, skilled to tackle different types of acne scars effectively.