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what are the main causes of acne scars?

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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Infection: Low grade infection with inflammation and injury with damage with subsequent healing/necrosis/fibrosis involving surrounding dermal and subcutaneous structures will produce the resulting scars that are characteristic of acne (ice pick, shallow depressions, epithelial bridges, etc).
Answered on Jul 15, 2013
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Dr. Barry Cohen
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cystic: Deep acne usually produce scars and excessive picking!
Answered on Sep 10, 2013

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