What are acne scars?
Acne scars are the results of the final healing process of the tissues caused by damage or injury.
The more the severe acne is, the greater the possibility of the appearance of deeper lesions, such as cysts and pustules, which must be treated promptly, otherwise there is a serious risk that scars will remain on the skin.
Studies have demonstrated:
- A strong connection between the acne severity and the level of scarring both in men and in women.
- There are certain clinical types of acne, such as acne fulminans and acne conglobata that usually lead to scarring after the healing of the lesions.
As acne scars are particularly unsightly, they often cause psychological distress for people who have suffered from acne at some point in their lives. Due to this fact, many individuals choose to visit a dermatologist, who can help in providing the prompt and appropriate treatment of acne in order to prevent marks or further scarring. In any case, scars should be treated in regard to individual patient needs. However, despite the fact that there are excellent treatment options available for the treatment of acne, scarring is always a possibility.