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Major Causes of Acne Scars and How to Get Rid of Them

By Ling Fong

An injury may result in acne scars in the body as it tries to recover from the damage.Degree of vulnerability towards acne is one of the most effective causes that determine the intensity of acne scars in one's body.Acne scars are, though, much related to reasonable degree of pain, usually extending its range to extreme cases.

Raised or keloid scars, caused by the extra amount of skin tissue incorporated is the most frequently observed type of acne scars.Extra collagen left under the skin is the main factor determining the type and size of scars.To illustrate, people with darker skins are much prone to suffer from huge scars that can be considered as extraordinary as compared to optimum sized scars.

The second type of acne scars is usually called sunken scars that are resulted from the loss of normal skin tissue.Being observed more common in the public, sunken scars are believed to create ambigious spots, pits, in the skin.Sunken scars may be of different types according to the way each looks.For instance, ice-pick sunken scars resemble steep sides in one's body.

Independent of the type of tissue your body has, there are still precautions to take in order to avoid acne scars, at least their dramatic effect in the body.Pressing on the spots are not considered as a good habit since there are negative resultings of this action.As a practical and indeed rational solution, one must get started with treatment before it is too late.A moderation in diet can even affect the rate of development of acne scars in the body.Also, in order to keep the body fresh and healthy, use of oil free skin care accessories are helpful.

Avoidance of marginal acne scars is directly related to seriously employing these basic tasks and it is, in fact, vital for public health.

There are over-the-counter treatments, but none of them are as quick as people want them to be. Some people get very good results from these treatments if they are patient, but more than 40% of adolescents have it severe enough to need treatment by a physician. Acne generally begins between the ages of ten and thirteen, and lasts for five to ten years. Both young men and young women are afflicted by acne, but women are more likely to have intermittent cases due to the hormonal changes connected with their menstrual cycles, and from makeup. Women are more likely than men to consult a physician for fast acne treatment.

More severe scarring usually responds well to a series of chemical peels over three to four months. If a doctor advocates this type of treatment, the first peels will be 35 per cent glycolic acid peel and gradually work up to a 70 per cent peel. If it is treating severe breakouts in addition to the scars, he or she may choose a salicylic acid peel, which will help clear up acne while treating the scars. It will take three to four months on average to see results.

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