Acne scars are the marks left on skin that has been affected by acne. These scars most often appear as red or brown marks on the skin and can also look like indentations, giving the skin a pitted appearance. Acne scars can often appear worse as we age due to the loss of collagen in the skin and the subsequent loosening of the skin.
Acne conditions that penetrate the skin damage both the skin and the underlying tissue. As acne begins to heal, the body produces collagen that provides support and elasticity to the skin. When too much or too little collagen is created by the body, this leaves a visible scar.
Certain conditions or behaviors can increase acne scars, including:
Our team provides several cosmetic options for improving acne scars. Based on your skin and individual needs, we will determine which treatment is best for you and create a personalized plan.