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What causes acne marks and scars?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
Destruction: When you have inflammatory acne for a long time the natural structure of your skin becomes permanently changed and the good structure is damaged and changed and marks or scars result.
Dr. Michael Miller
Wound care 36 years experience
Forever Present: A scar forms when there is healing of an injury to the tissues. Remember that with almost all wounds, healing continues for months and months as we change the stress on the tissues. A scar forms as a result and may have many different appearances and colors. Any dark coloration may fade over time but the tissues never are the same and so some scarring will always be there.

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A 22-year-old member asked:

What's the best treatment for acne marks/scars?

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Dr. Arthur Balin
Dermatology 47 years experience
Acne and scars: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. Acne scarring can be improved with filler injections, subscision, dermabrasion, laser, punch graft transplantation and other techniques.

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