Preventing Acne Scars
Acne affects nearly all of us at one point or another during our life. It usually affects teenagers but it can strike at any time during life. In most cases acne clears up by around the age of 20, but it can leave embarrassing scars on the face, neck and back as a constant reminder. If you do have acne now, is there anything you can do to prevent permanent scarring?
There is no way to guarantee that you won’t get a scars from your acne outbreaks as scars can occur with any kind of wound to the skin, but there are some things you can do to reduce the chances of any permanent scarring.
First of all the obvious thing is to try and reduce the frequency of acne outbreaks. This can often be difficult but try visiting a dermatologist and see if they can help you to reduce the number of outbreaks.
If you have tried to reduce the number of acne outbreaks but are still getting spots and pimples make sure you don’t squeeze them or pick at them.
The reason is this can actually increase the chance of a scar forming in the place of the pimple. This is because you are forcing the problem material deeper into the dermis which can cause scarring.
If you have scars from your acne then you should also avoid picking these as they are natural when the skin is healing. If you pick the off the healing will take longer and scars are more likely to form.