Acne & Acne Scars
At The Stepanyan Clinic, we provide multiple options for the treatment of prematurely aging skin. We use a comprehensive and individualized approach to treating skin.
What is Acne?
Acne is the term for pimples and complexion problems that trouble many teenagers, adults and even young children. Pimples mainly develop on the face, but they can also be found on the neck, chest, back and upper arms. Acne is only a skin problem, and typically has no impact on your general health.
What Are the Main Types of Acne Scars?
Scars resulting from acne are identified as either hypertrophic/keloid or atrophic/depressed. Hypertrophic/keloid scarring develops when the body produces too much collagen as acne wounds heal. They look like a mass of raised tissue on the surface of the skin.
Atrophic/depressed scars are caused by a loss of tissue. Often referred to as “icepick” scars, they appear as small, visible holes in the skin. “Boxcar” scars are depressions that are commonly round in shape. They can look similar to the scars you can get from the chickenpox.