Most people will experience symptoms of acne at some point in their lives. Although common, the appearance of blackheads, pustules and cysts can severely impact your quality of life. Acne typically appears on the face, but can spread to the back and chest. It is rare that acne will persist through to adulthood, and it is believed that hormonal changes in puberty are a key contributor to the formation of spots and pimples.
However, acne scars can be a constant reminder of the pain and insecurity of adolescence. Pockmarks and pitting on the skin create an inconsistent complexion and distract the eye. You may continue to feel withdrawn and lack confidence due to the presence of scars on your face and body.
What Causes Acne Scars?
Kayal Dermatology and Skin Cancer Specialists has identified that picking or squeezing spots or cysts is a key contributor to scarring later in life. Although it is tempting to “clean out” the affected area, this often makes the problem worse, as it spreads bacteria to the surrounding area. Aggravation to healthy skin also initiates an immune response that leads to permanent scarring.
It is common to believe that acne is a result of poor hygiene. Conversely, frequent washing can exacerbate the condition and increase the temptation to pick or scratch at spots. Makeup and cosmetics are frequently used to conceal the appearance of blemishes, but the oils therein feed the harmful bacteria and ultimately worsen the texture of the skin.
Let Go of the Impact of Acne
Acne scars and pitting of the skin is a traumatizing reminder of an unpleasant and often uncontrollable condition. Constantly feeling self-conscious of your appearance is detrimental to your overall well-being, and can limit social interactions and opportunities. At Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists, we offer a range of treatments to smooth your complexion and reduce the appearance of scars.
Microdermabrasion is a quick and easy solution for mild scarring. The procedure takes around fifteen minutes to complete and requires no downtime. For deeper “ice pick” scarring, we offer a punch graft treatment where healthy skin fills in the noticeable holes in the complexion.
Contact Kayal Dermatology & Skin Cancer Specialists in Marietta, Georgia today to rejuvenate your appearance.