Acne Scarring.... Do You have it? What causes it?

Nov 08, 2017

Acne vulgaris is an inflammatory process localized to the sebaceous glands of the face, chest, back and upper arms. Increased sebum oil and bacteria accumulate in and around these glands causing infection and inflammation. This condition affects an overwhelming amount of people of all ages in both men and women. Many of these people will experience some degree of acne scarring. PIE, post-inflammatory erythema, typically persists in indivuduals with fair skin and PIH, post inflammatory hyperpigmentation typically exist in indivuduals with dark skin. Acne scars can result from an altered wound healing response to cutaneous inflammation. Different acne conditions can cause variations in acne severity. In patients prone to scarring, early lesions can have vigorous immune response that subsides in resolving lesions. We see various types of acne and acne scarring in our Dallas office. It is very important to properly diagnose acne and acne scarrring in order to proceed with the most effective therapy. 

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