This is a common condition caused as a result of active acne any kind of spot can irritate and potentially scar the skin, it is usually large spots such as nodules and cysts which lead to long term scarring on the skin and lack of confidence and anxiety.
Acne scars are a result of the skin repairing itself after the damage caused by an outbreak. It can affect the even texture of the skin and commonly appears in 3 different types: ice pick scars, rolling scars and boxcar scars.
Ice pick scars look like small, deep holes in the skin as though the skin has been punctured. When the skin appears to look uneven with a rippled look, this could indicate rolling scars. The scar tissue forms in bands under the skin’s surface to create this look.
Boxcar scars are the larger indentations in the skin, where the scarring has formed a small crater. These indentations are often round or oval in shape and give the complexion a dimpled look.
The appearance of scarring will often go hand in hand with discolouration of the skin and can cause to feeling of embarrassment and lack of confidence. The appearance of scarring, including acne scars, will often improve slightly as time passes but more often than not it will require help to get a desired result.
It is very unlikely that acne scaring will resolve itself completely so many people will use make-up to try and conceal this scaring which may or may not be as successful and this amount of makeup can lead to other skin concerns.
At Katrina Tootell Aesthetics you will receive an in-depth look at the type of scarring you have and with carefully assessed, during a comprehensive skin consultation and the results of the Observ skin analysis. We can identify the right course of treatment to restore an even surface to the skin this can be achieved through the help of chemical peels and Skinpen microneedling which are highly effective treatments at tackling acne scarring.Book a Consultation