How do acne scars appear?
Acne scars are often red early on due to inflammation. Acne scars on the face are particularly unpleasant, while the patient may also develop acne scars on the back.
We differentiate between the following types of scars:
- “Sunken” atrophic acne scars which are due to a scarring defect;
- Hypertrophic or keloid “raised” acne scars, which are due to excessive scarring;
- Pigmented lesions are neither "sunken" nor "raised" but are as difficult to live with as classic acne scars. They are spots that are lighter or darker than the person's usual pigmentation.
How can you remove acne scars?
Acne scar cream doesn’t exist, but the daily application of some treatments can limit the appearance of residual marks.
In case of major discomfort, makeup for acne scars is a good way to regain self-confidence.
Rather than trying to remove acne scars, it is better to do all you can to avoid them: do not touch lesions, take your anti-acne treatment early and regularly and protect yourself from the sun.