When acne spots are picked, squeezed, burst or break open themselves, they may leave behind acne scars. Small scars are usually not worth worrying about as they usually heal and fade quickly. However deeper or more extensive scars may be more permanent or need treatment. This is more likely if you have moderate to severe acne including nodulocystic acne. Acne and acne scars can be a considerable cause of distress, so let’s understand and tackle this issue.
Usually, there are 5 main forms of acne scars. These are:
To avoid scarring, calm any skin inflammation and encourage the skin to heal by itself.
Home remedies have also been suggested to treat acne scars but there is a weaker body of evidence for these. Unfortunately, keloid scars are likely to reoccur after treatment.
Try to avoid scarring from your acne by treating the condition and avoiding squeezing your spots. If you do develop scars different methods can be used to remove or at least try to reduce them. Consult your doctor about how best to treat your acne problems especially if your acne is causing you depression or anxiety. Your doctor will be able to advise you on treatment regarding these conditions too.