Prevention of scarring
To avoid scarring, people with acne should pay particular attention to:
- the prompt treatment of acne through the most advanced dermatological methods, which do not necessarily involve the use of oral medication.
- ensuring that the areas with acne lesions are not touched.
- the dermatologist’s guidelines for the continuous and daily skin care.
The timely and personalised treatment of acne reduces or even eliminates the possibility of a scars formation. Furthermore, if the person avoids touching the areas with lesions, then both the spreading of the scars and their expansion can be avoided.
Although there are no studies evaluating the possibility of the familial risk of acne scarring, genetics are likely to be influential to an extent, as not all patients with acne present acne scars.
Patients often mention that their parents had acne and acne scars in their younger years. At the same time, there is certain data that suggest that the possibility of acne scarring is related to the type of inflammatory response. As there is no way to predict which patients with acne will present scars and who will not, the best approach for acne scar prevention is the treatment of the inflammation on time.