Scarring can be caused by several other factors such as surgery, stretching of the skin which leads to stretch marks, but most commonly acne. Acne scarring can manifest in the form of a depressed, round scar or in a bumpy or wavy skin texture. Other types of scars can appear red or brownish in color and be slightly raised on the skin.
The best treatment for acne scarring is prevention. Seek treatment for your acne before the damage gets permanent. Of course, since we cannot always prevent or manage these occurrences, False Creek Skin Solution Clinic, Vancouver offers several options for scar reduction.
- Stretch Marks - these scars are caused by a gradual and relatively quick stretching of the skin due to growth spurt, pregnancy and sudden increase or decrease in weight. The breakage of the elastic elements within the dermis results in what appears to be crack like scar formations on the surface. Stretch marks can be red or white depending on how advanced the healing process is.
- Atrophic – appear to be indented into the surface of the skin rather than being raised. The most common causes are chickenpox, scab picking or acne.
- Hypertrophic - are raised above the surface of the skin due to the overactive production of collagen during the healing process.
- Keloid - are overgrown scars that are spreading around the tissue surrounding the original location of the wound. Keloid scarring is especially common and more severe in ethnic patients and individuals with more melanin (pigment) in their skin.