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Almost everyone has experienced the frustration of an occasional pimple. It’s common with the hormonal fluctuations of adolescence, as excess sebum clogs pores. For some people, bouts of acne continue into adulthood, and it is not uncommon to develop acne later in life. While infrequent breakouts or single pimples can be a nuisance, for others, acne can be severe. While squeezing or picking acne can result in scarring, severe cases or certain types of acne can scar the face even if left untouched. Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery can restore the skin’s appearance with acne scar removal treatments.

Why Do Some People Have Acne Scarring?

The type of acne influences the amount of scarring. Smaller blemishes usually do not cause noticeable scars unless picked at, but inflamed acne, whether it is a single pimple or cystic acne, is more likely to leave evidence behind. This is due in part to genetics and your body’s natural healing process. Hyperactive responses to skin trauma can result in raised scars, such as keloid or hypertrophic scars. For other people, there can be an opposite response and not enough collagen is produced under the damaged area, resulting in depressions called atrophic scars. For widespread acne, this can lead to a pockmarked appearance. The scars may also be a different color than your skin, which is caused by hyperpigmentation.

Acne Scar Treatment in Dallas, TX

Long-lasting acne scars can be extremely frustrating. Two non-surgical requirements for skin improvement are excellent skin care and sunscreen. Skin care helps strengthen and protect your skin barrier, so it is ready to repair itself following acne scar treatment. The second is sunscreen, which reduces the risk of further hyperpigmentation (as well as reducing your risk of skin cancer). Surgical solutions include loosening the scar tissue under the acne scar, or performing a surgical revision of existing scars, replacing them with smaller, less significant marks.

Acne scarring can have a significant impact on self-esteem, but it can be treated and does not define who you are. Dr. Azouz is board certified, fellowship trained and highly-sought after in Texas and the surrounding states. Instead of resigning yourself to living with acne scars, contact Azouz Plastic and Cosmetic Surgery today and schedule a consultation for acne scar treatment.

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