Pimples and acne are one thing, and the story of their place and scars is another story. Acne and pimples heal and disappear over time. But scars and spots do not disappear so easily, and dealing with them has its own obstacles.
Fortunately, the methods of treating and improving scars and spots of pimples and acne have progressed a lot, and today, there are many solutions to solve this problem.
Today, we want to review the home and clinical methods of treating scars and spots of acne and pimples.
First, we need to see what the effects of boils are like. Boils can be in different forms, such as sunken, fleshy and dark spots, or raised, each of which has its own treatment method.
But before that, we need to know why boils remain.
(Why do pimples leave marks?
Acne and pimple scars are the result of inflammation of acne spots. Acne pores become swollen, and cracks occur in the pore wall.
Some acne spots are small, and the resulting scar is shallow and heals quickly. Sometimes, the contents of the stains spill into the surrounding tissue and cause deeper scars. It is in this situation that one should look for a way to remove the boil.
Acne actually happens because your body is trying to repair the acne. How your body reacts to a wound will determine how much acne scarring you will have.
The repair process involves the creation of collagen. If there is too much collagen, raised scars appear. Other scars are caused by the loss of tissue and cause a cavity or depression in the skin.
Scars or the effects left by pimples and acne are divided into two general categories:
Now, we have 4 types of welds that fit into these two categories, including:
Except for the above, the pimple may not be in the form of a true scar or scar. In this case, we see dark spots or hyperpigmentation in the healed boil.
These spots are very common in people with acne and their specialized name is “post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation”. Dark spots are flat and can be pink, purple, red, brown or black depending on your skin tone.
An ice pick scar, which is also called a triangular scar, is a narrow and deep hole that continues into the middle layer of the skin (that is, the dermis).
The condition of skin affected by this condition is as if it has been pierced with an ice pick or a sharp instrument. Acne scars usually create small, narrow and deep holes in the skin. Some of them can look like large open skin pores.
Candili scars are formed after infectious cysts or other skin lesions that are deep and come to the surface of the skin. In this way, the skin tissue is destroyed, and a columnar scar is left behind.
There are several ways to treat acne scars:
Both of these methods can cause small scars. But the scar caused by them will be flat. For this reason, it is much less visible and can be easily erased with laser methods.
Buccal scars or box scars are observed as round or oval sunken lesions with vertical walls (like a cylinder). The opening of these scars is wider than canker sores, and they give the skin an uneven appearance and holes (smallpox).
When an inflammatory reaction (such as occurs under some pimples) causes the loss of tissue collagen, skin tissue degenerates.
Collagens are our interstitial cement, and when they are lost, the underlying skin tissues cannot support the upper tissues. In this way, scattered places in the skin are sunken. A vagus scar can be superficial or more severe.
The gel injected under the vaginal scar raises the skin to flush with the adjacent areas. Gel injection is a quick, painless and easy way to treat boils compared to other methods.
The disadvantage of this treatment method is that it is not permanent and lasts between 18 months and 2 years (depending on the filler or gel used).
After exfoliation, the skin starts to build new tissue and the depth of the sunken scar, like a Vagini scar, is reduced. Exfoliating or burning lasers are very effective in smoothing and treating the skin.
the disadvantage of this treatment method is a relatively long recovery period. It takes about 2 weeks for the skin to heal, and it may look red during this time (and even a little later). It takes a few weeks to sometimes a few months for the redness to disappear.
The best non-burning laser that has many applications is the PDL or Pulsed Dye Laser.
This laser is very effective for the treatment of vascular lesions, lunar eclipses, boils and acne, and it can be used to treat shallow sunken boils and raised boils (keloid scars).
These types of pimples create swirling or wavy depressions on the surface of the natural skin.
The difference between rotating scars and wagons is that the borders of this type of boil are not clear, and the whole area of the skin looks uneven.
Rolling scars are formed when fibrous strands form between the skin and the subcutaneous tissue.
These fibres pull down the epidermis or dermis and connect it directly to the deeper structures of the skin. It is the stretching of the outer skin that creates this unevenness.
In subcision, the surgeon inserts a special blade or needle into the skin parallel to the layers and cuts the fibrous strands.
The same threads that we said are pulling down the skin surface. After cutting these strands, the skin looks more uniform
Unlike sunken scars such as condyle or vagini scars, hypertrophic scars are not caused by the degeneration of skin tissue.
Rather, they are formed due to the excessive production of collagen. In the case of flesh wounds or keloids, the skin does not realize that the wound has been repaired and continues to make collagen.
There are various methods for treating raised boils and flesh wounds, and choosing the best treatment method depends on your specific circumstances.
Common treatment methods include:
The problem with this pimple treatment method is that it can make the scar or flesh wound worse. For this reason, the treatment of these requires high experience and knowledge.
The dark spots that remain after the pimple heals look like scars, but they are not real scars. These spots are called hyperpigmentation after inflammation and are very common in people with pimples.
These spots are flat and have a different color depending on your skin tone. Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs when a wound, skin lesion, pimple, or skin injury causes inflammation.
As the healing processes are activated, the production of melanin (a natural pigment that provides color to our skin and hair) increases, causing the healed skin to darken.
Most of the time, there is no need to do anything special to treat this form of acne, and the dark spots will disappear over time. Sometimes, the spots are more permanent and don’t seem to be going away anytime soon.
In this case, In order to treat, the following methods can help you. If you go to the pharmacy, you will find many products that have stain-removal properties.
These creams and topical products can be effective in treating boils, but it usually takes a long time to see their effects.
The most effective skin care products include the following:
Clinical methods of hyperpigmentation treatment
Most of the time, those reddish or brownish pimple marks that are left behind after pimples clear up will fade without any treatment. Picking or squeezing pimples can increase the risk of scarring, though.
Different treatment methods can be used to treat spots and redness of pimples on the skin.
One of the annoying skin complications is pimples on the face or other parts of the body. But another problem that often arises for us after the boil itself is the dark place or pit. Acne and pimples heal with time, but getting rid of pimples scars is not so easy. Sometimes, it remains permanently on the skin. In this article, we have provided you with valuable information so that you can choose the best treatment to remove your pimple scars.
Dr. Majid Zohrabi started treating his patients in Dubai in 2022 and continues his activities in private medical centers in the UAE.