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REMOVING ACNE SCARS WITHOUT SURGERY

Hormonal changes mean that teenage skin is frequently prone to acne. In France, the proportion of teenagers aged between 12 and 18 affected by juvenile acne is estimated at 80 %. Some people are also affected as adults. Depending on the type of acne, inflammatory lesions sometimes leave unsightly marks on the face and body. How remove an acne scar? Certain techniques used in aesthetic medicine, such as laser treatment and peeling, have been shown to be effective for erase an acne scar. These procedures help to restore smooth skin, reduce skin irregularities and boost self-esteem. 

 

Juvenile acne: the scourge of adolescence

From puberty onwards, around the age of 12/13 (with a peak around 16/17), teenagers can notice the appearance of unsightly pimples on their face or body. The cause: hormonal changes and their consequences, such as the overproduction of sebum. Juvenile acne is a skin disease (dermatosis) that causes retention lesions (blackheads, whiteheads) or inflammatory lesions (pustules and nodules) on the skin.

Not all young people are the same when it comes to acne. While some may only have a few pimples, others may suffer from a severe form of acne, requiring consultation with a dermatologist and appropriate treatment. Acne occurs at a crucial time in a young person's quest for self-identity and self-development, and can have a major impact on self-esteem and social relationships. A source of deep malaise, acne generally disappears by the end of adolescence. However, depending on the extent and severity of the lesions, they can leave scars not only on the face but also on the back.

Techniques for erasing an acne scar

Many young adults want to get rid of their acne scars for good. Erasing these scars is also a way of turning the page on a sometimes difficult adolescence and gaining self-confidence.

Aesthetic medicine has developed a number of techniques to make a scar disappear without surgery. Various methods aim to treatment of acne and scars associated. The action of the laser treatment for acne scars is effective. Depending on the type of scars to be treated and their characteristics (shape, size, contour, extent, depth), the practitioner will recommend the use of an infrared, diode (LED), erbium or CO2. The targeted areas are exposed to laser light, causing fibrosis of the sebaceous gland and stimulating collagen production. In some cases, it may be advisable to use the peeling to combat acne scars. A peel visibly reduces the inflammation of acne lesions and fades scars by activating skin regeneration.