ACNE AND SCARS
Acne affects teens and adults of all ages. It is a common skin condition that occurs when oil secreted by sebaceous glands clogs the hair follicle. Bacteria infect the clogged follicle and cause blackheads and pimples.
Acne is an inflammatory skin condition that results in blackheads, whiteheads and pimples most commonly found on the face, neck, back, chest, arms, and shoulders and can be categorized as either active or inactive. It occurs when hair follicles under the skin become clogged with sebum and dead skin cells.
Acne scars are the result of inflammation of acne blemishes. The acne pore swells and a breakdown occurs in the wall of the pore. Some acne blemishes are small and the scars created are shallow and heal quickly. Sometimes the contents of blemishes spill into the surrounding tissue and cause deeper scars. The skin’s response is to repair the scar by forming new collagen fibers.