Medically known as Acne Vulgaris, Acne happens when the glands producing oils around the hair follicles get blocked. The glands use these channels to deliver oils to the surface of the skin. When the passageways are blocked, oils, sometimes filled with dead skin, accumulate under our skin and form pimples. Blockage usually occurs when the glands are highly stimulated such as an increase in hormonal levels. Hence the reason acne usually only appear during adolescence. There are different types of acne representing the varying severity degree of acne.
Blackheads and whiteheads are mild and usually disappear quickly without leaving permanent traces. Papules are small, pink bumps. They can be unattractive and unpleasant, but they shouldn’t give you much causes for concern. Nonetheless, it is important to treat these nasty bumps with the best acne treatment products. Pustules, nobules, and cysts are increasingly critical and more serious forms of acne. These are the main perpetrators of leaving acne scars. Scars occur when the pimples are inflamed. Inflammation of pimples are caused when the blocked channels are engorged due to being filled too quickly with an excessive amount of oils. Most of the time, these miniscule, pus-filled balloon will pop leaving behind little lesions known as acne scars. The severity of the scars depends on where the popping happens. The nearer to the skin’s surface the less critical the scar. These will heal in time. The deeper into the skin and follicle wall will cause more serious damage. Often times, the follicle walls will break and dead skin filled oils spill out infecting and then destroying perfectly healthy skin cells.
The best way to prevent scarring of acne is to get acne under control and prevent inflammation. When you invest time and effort into the well-being of your skin, there will be less need to repair damage later. Drink lots of water. Eat healthy food. Wash yourself daily to prevent nasty things from living and accumulating on your skin. Sometimes pores cleanser are all you need to prevent any of this from happening. When pimples do appear, reduce the chances for inflammation such as applying topical ointments and soaking them in warm water. Don’t cause stress to both the pimple and the skin by trying to pop it.
However, even in the best of care, pimple can still form, inflamed itself, and create an ugly scar. There are many treatments such as topical cream, microdermabrasion, chemical peels, or even antibiotics. Whatever happens, do not cover it up with too much make up or lotion. These will irritate your skin and make matter worse. Most of the time, with the right care and treatment, these scars will disappear on its own.