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Acne Scarring

Acne scarring can sometimes develop as a complication of acne. Any type of acne spot can lead to scarring, but it is more common when the most serious types of spots (nodules and cysts) burst and damage nearby skin. Many clients come to us after using ineffective scar treatment products which work topically rather than remodelling the skin back to form a firm, flat surface. 

  • Signs
  • Causes
  • Treatment

There are three main types of acne scars:

  • Ice pick scars – small, deep holes in the surface of your skin that look like the skin has been punctured with a sharp object
  • Rolling scars – caused by bands of scar tissue that form under the skin, giving the surface of the skin a rolling and uneven appearance
  • Boxcar scars – round or oval depressions, or craters, in the skin

Following the occurrence of acne, lacerations or injuries, the skin forms new cells. When these new cells develop either too quickly (hypotropic scar) or too slowly (cuneiform scar), a scar forms. Scarring can also occur if you pick or squeeze your spots, so it is important not to do this.

Scar revision cannot be achieved by merely rubbing a crème onto the surface of the skin. DMK implement different skin revision systems which force the skin to go into a repair phase, changing the architecture of the scarred area. DMK aim to encourage old, damaged scar tissue to replace itself with stronger, firmer, healthier tissue. We advocate a series of DMK Treatments for optimal results. DMK is a world leader in scar revision.

 

Recommended Treatments: DMK Enzyme Therapy, Skin Needling