How to Treat Acne Scarring
Acne scars are the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores that are filled with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria (delicious!). As this congestion and inflammation builds, the pore swells and this can cause a break in the follicle wall.
Shallow lesions (areas of the tissue that have been affected) are usually minor and heal quickly. But if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, the debris can spill out into surrounding tissue, creating deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibres and when these repairs are not as smooth as the original skin, an acne scar is formed.