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acne SCAR treatment

If acne scars are making you self-conscious or embarrassed about your skin, learn about treatments that can remove or reduce their appearance. These acne scar treatments are not cure-alls, and insurance usually doesn’t cover them, but they do help to minimize the appearance of scars. Types of Acne ScarsSome acne scars are permanent and some go away over time. Acne scars may be in the form of:

• Macules. These are flat, red spots where an acne lesion was once located. They can persist for a number of weeks and then fade on their own.
• Skin discoloration. Sometimes a healed acne scar leaves discolored skin, which is also called post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. Skin discoloration can remain visible for months after an acne lesion has healed.
• Tissue scars. Some types of acne can leave scars that appear as enlarged, raised growths of tissue. These acne scars may be called keloids or hypertrophic scars, and are caused by excess production of collagen in your skin.
• Loss of tissue. More common than raised tissue scars are the acne scars that are caused by a loss of tissue. These acne scars are called ice-pick scars, depressed fibrotic scars, soft scars, atrophic macules, or follicule macular atrophy. They tend to appear sunken and look like pits in the skin. Acne-Scar Removal Options
• Whether you decide to have your acne scars treated is a personal decision. Some people choose to have their acne scars removed because they’re emotionally affectedby the appearance of the scars. Others have acne scars that are severe and disfiguring and choose to have them removed to restore the appearance of their skin.
• If you have acne scars, consult Dr Anita Rath,Best Dermatologist in Bhubaneswar as soon as possible.