Acne scars are a very common condition, either showing as individual marks on the skin or an overall textural change. Acne does not always result in scarring, and there are things you can do to reduce the chances of scarring: we advise you avoid picking or squeezing acne, and consult one of our skin care specialists or consultant dermatologists to help with your overall skin health.
Normally, acne scars occur when the acne causes excess damage by penetrating the tissue below the skin. The body attempts to heal the wound with collagen, which can have a different appearance and texture to the rest of the skin. On the face, atrophic scarring (pits or depressions in the skin), are more common, caused by inadequate healing of the wound due to a lack of collagen. Atrophic scars can give an uneven appearance to the skin, or display as 'holes' in the skin called pock marks. Other names for scars include indents, rolling scars, pick scars, or box scars.
Acne scars on the back are more likely to be hypertrophic (raised bumps) due to an excess production of collagen during the healing process.
Kat&Co's award winning team offers a variety of treatments to treat acne scars and smooth your skin. Treatments for acne scars include:Laser Skin Resurfacing
, V-Beam Laser
, PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)
, SkinPen Microneedling