Acne & Scars

In Newport Beach

What Causes Acne & Acne Scars?

Acne is a skin condition caused by hair follicles that become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It often causes blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, or cystic acne, which can affect the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders. Acne is very common among teenagers, though it can affect people of all ages.

In some cases, acne can cause acne scarring. They are formed with the breakout penetrates the skin deeply and damages the tissues beneath it. There are three main types of acne scars:

Boxcar Scars

Wide scars that are U-shaped with sharp edges. They can be shallow or deep.

Ice Pick Scars

Narrow, V-shaped scars that go deeply into the skin. They can look like small round holes, similar to a chickenpox scar.

Rolling Scars

Wide depressions that have rounded edges and a rolling appearance.

How are Acne & Acne Scars Treated?

Acne scars can be treated with nonsurgical treatment options with little downtime to help restore an even, youthful-looking complexion.

If you are looking to improve the appearance of your acne or acne scars, contact our office today to schedule a consultation.

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