Acne & Acne Scars
It is a skin condition that occurs due to plugged hair follicles with excess sebum and dead skin cells. The bacteria (Acne Vulgaris) subsequently proliferate in the clogged pores with sebum causing pustular acne and nodular acne.
Other contributing factors include hormonal imbalance, stress, unhealthy lifestyle, improper skincare, cosmetics and physical irritants like tudung, helmet, heat, etc. Common areas affected are face, neck, jaw line, chest, back and shoulders. It may also present at different severity and stages. It not only heals slowly but they do leave stubborn pigmented marks and textural uneven scars.
Treatments can range from topical, oral to peels and laser treatments. The treatments are usually tailored to each individual according to their severity of acne/acne scar and their skin type.
Acne & acne scar are illnesses and should be treated correctly to prevent further permanent damage and later on depression and low self esteem.
Improvements in skin condition and scarring can be seen as soon as 2 to 4 weeks of individualized treatment.