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What gives acne scars?

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Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dermatology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation

When acne is inflammatory, there are many chemicals that may destroy the structural elements in the dermis including collagen and elastic fibers.
The skin becomes red and atrophic. Picking the pimples may enhance this damage.

In brief: Inflammation

When acne is inflammatory, there are many chemicals that may destroy the structural elements in the dermis including collagen and elastic fibers.
The skin becomes red and atrophic. Picking the pimples may enhance this damage.
Dr. Stephen Friedman
Dr. Stephen Friedman
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Dr. Greg Sexton
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Healing

Acne is like a small abscess.
When your body heals, it heals with scar tissue.

In brief: Healing

Acne is like a small abscess.
When your body heals, it heals with scar tissue.
Dr. Greg Sexton
Dr. Greg Sexton
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