It is estimated that 80% of people aged 11-30 will be affected by acne, mainly coming into fruition during puberty and pregnancy.
When the acne has subsided, sometimes the scars from spots or picking can remain, leaving crater-like dimples or lumps and bumps. This is usually the case if you scratch or pick your spots whilst the acne is still active.
These scars can vary in type and severity ranging from Ice Pick (small but deep holes in the face), Rolling (bands of deeper tissue giving the appearance of waves) and Box Car (round crater-like holes.
A lot of teenagers who suffer with acne are prescribed oral and topical antibiotics to clear the spots, but then neglect to treat the scarring, which is left as a result. It is best to treat scars when they are still fresh and have not matured, as they are more stubborn and more difficult to treat later on.
If you have been on stronger medications in the past, like Roaccutane, it is important to be consulted thoroughly before going ahead with treatment, as they are often a contraindication. You may need to wait 6 months or more before commencing treatment.
Combinations of treatments are most effective and it is important to thoroughly assess each individual case before commencing treatment
At the ASC, we offer a range of treatments, which can improve the appearance of acne scarring. We understand that acne scarring can have a deep psychological impact on patients, and that it requires time and effort to treat effectively.
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