by : Ismail Azmi
Understanding how acne scars form is the most important thing, as well as any other factors that affecting its texture and appearance, so we could prevent or treat the acne in appropriate manner.
Actually the cause of acne can be various.
Our skin comprised of two main layers: the deeper dermis contains the collagen that gives skin much of its fullness and suppleness, and the second, superficial epidermis, contains much of pigment that gives its texture and its color.
There can be a possibility for the collagen or deeper dermis to be damage, if the dermis injured. Actually when this happen, our body repairs the damaged itself, but it is not always complete or perfect. Like in acne scar formation, the collagen will span additional layers below or above the level of injury, and sometime the collagen form will be uneven.
There will often be loss of skin matrix, if the damage reaches down the deeper dermis, as a result of all of the inflammation. Injury to the acne pustule can result in inflammation, and remodeling within the dermis, with lying down of additional collagen to ‘fill in’ the damaged area. On the surface this shows as a raised acne scar.
Once acnes are cured, they may leave scar, but many recover from it without any permanent damage, and there were some that were left with red acne scars and sometimes takes a period of time in order to completely heal.
Knowing the factors that may cause the acne is the best way to prevent acne scars.
But, if you already have acne, steer clear of compressing; squeezing, popping or picking it. This will irritate and aggravate the acne, hence the material in it could rupture your dermis, and bacteria on your hands could relocate over the acne-affected skin that you’ve touched, and this could create more disease inside your acne, in addition these bad habits may drive the bacteria much deeper into the pores.