Traces of acne: types and solutions skin defects

There are two ways to remove acne marks.
clinical, including complex cosmetic procedures,
performed using special devices or chemical
means, and national, providing independent treatment
acne scars using available tools. Method selection
due to the characteristic of scars and the general condition of the skin.



  • Types and features of scars after acne
  • Surface methods of dealing with postacne
  • Invasive acne marks
  • Folk recipes from acne
  • Recommendations for post-acne treatment at home

Types and features of scars after acne

Experts in the field of dermatology distinguish two types of scars.
(post acne): hypertrophic and atrophic.

The former are formed on the skin due to the organ’s reaction to trauma,
which is expressed in the excessive development of new collagen. Such
Scars are also called keloid. Visually, they represent
small scars 1-2 mm in diameter, although some may
reach 1 cm and more. Red and magenta are characteristic colors.
keloid scars, but their main distinguishing feature is that
that they form tubercles, towering above the surface of the skin. Such
the tumor is susceptible to damage, infection, and
accompanied by itching.

Atrophic scars occur when collagen is
result of injury produced partially or not produced
at all. Such scars are divided into five subspecies.

Broken scars remaining in place of acne, usually small,
they are formed, as a rule, on the cheeks. Chipped scars can be
both small and deep, dark in color.

Fibrotic scars (or rectangular) rather large
sizes are characterized by sharp edges and vertical
descending walls. Such scars are superficial (depth
only 0.1 – 0.5 mm) and deep (deeper than 0.5 mm).


Soft to the touch rounded scars usually have a round shape.
Round scars can also be superficial and deep.

Soft atrophic spots are different from wrinkled acne.
by the surface. Such spots on the face are small, but on their body
The size can reach more than 1 cm.

Follicular atrophic spots from acne and acne occur in
mainly on the upper back or chest. This is a bright little
soft specks.

Surface methods of dealing with postacne

Today, it is possible to remove acne marks with the help of
various treatments that are both superficial and
invasive nature. These include: chemical peels, laser
sanding, deep peeling and dermabrasion.

If the acne scars are very deep and old, then achieve
perfectly smooth skin will be difficult. Atrophic scars eliminate
completely impossible, they can only “brighten up” by 80%.


Scars and acne scars line the 2 most
common ways.

  1. Exfoliation of the epidermis (removal of its upper layers) to the level
    scar tissue. In this case, successfully used chemical
    peels of varying degrees of impact, laser or mechanical
  2. Raising the bottom of the scar to the level of healthy tissue.

For this purpose, surface chemical procedures are carried out.
peeling, as well as using preparations containing retinol and its
derivatives, vitamin C and fruit acids.

Invasive acne marks

In some cases, specialists eliminate acne marks,
resorting to invasive techniques or surgical
interventions. In particular, we are talking about collagen injections,
“composting” cutting or clipping the skin.

Collagen injections do not permanently remove scars after acne, they
only temporarily fill them. The procedure should be repeated with
at intervals of 3-6 months. However, it is not suitable for skin.
keloid and chipped scars. A longer term alternative
collagen are fillers made of silicone. They do not dissolve,
like collagen, and remain for a long time in the skin. But given
The method gives experts a lot of caution
possible occurrence of allergic reactions and the development of some
diseases associated with the presence of a foreign body in
the body.


Dermabrasion or simply erase skin procedure
carried out by the apparatus equipped with special
cutters or brushes. Their rapid rotation leads to the fact that
skin and connective scar tissue are erased. After the procedure
the healing process begins, and a new one is produced in the skin.
collagen. This procedure makes deep scars less noticeable, and
from superficial and completely eliminates.

! Dermabrasion is used to remove not all scars.
The procedure can even worsen the condition of the skin, making the defects more

Another not frequently used method for removing scars and
acne scars, is a skin transplant patient with other
parts of his body. Also practiced is the installation of synthetic
implants made from polymers.

To decide on the method of treatment of post-acne, you need
Seek help from an experienced technician. However hold
preliminary diagnosis can be yourself. For this
attention should be paid to the reaction of scars in stretching the skin
cover. Soft and shallow traces disappear by 90% when the skin
stretched. Such scars will help remove grinding or injection.
collagen. If the tension of the skin does not affect the state
scarring, in this case, surgery is required.

Folk recipes from acne

Medical paraffin. The drug can be purchased at the pharmacy.
Pre-melted paraffin is applied neatly to areas with
scars. After hardening, it is removed from the face and lubricated
cream with vitamins A and E. Do not throw away the used paraffin
worth it: it is useful for re-procedure.

Paraffin masks should be discarded if present on the face.
vascular reticulum.

Badyaga. Badyag masks are prepared from badyag powder, which
sold in pharmacies. The tool has a specific, slightly
unpleasant smell, reminiscent of dried fish. Badyugu usually
used to combat bruises, but more means known
its healing properties in the treatment of post-acne (acne marks)
scars, blemishes.


Tomatoes and honey. Tomatoes contain large amounts of
vitamin A, which prevents excessive sebum. Besides
In addition, vegetables are rich in antioxidants that promote renewal.
damaged tissue. Honey – a product containing beneficial to the skin
substances. It has healing properties. In order to get rid of
traces of acne honey and tomatoes can be used separately, and
together. Chopped tomato pulp is mixed with honey, applied to
problem areas.

Spots and marks of acne can be eliminated if within 10 days
daily wipe them with a mixture of tea tree oil and lemon

Small wounds perfectly heal castor oil, which
can also be found in the pharmacy.

Effectively struggle with post-acne and dark spots from blackhead mask,
containing lemon juice. Lemon juice (1 teaspoon) mixed with
yeast (25 grams) and raw milk (1 tablespoon). Everything
products are mixed, applied to the face for 20 minutes. Wash off the mask
warm water.

Lemon juice mixed with sour cream (1: 1). Put on face
the resulting mixture for 15-20 minutes. After rinse with warm water.

White clay (1 teaspoon) is combined with hydrogen peroxide (2
teaspoons) and lemon juice (2 teaspoons). Such a mask on
face stand up to 30 minutes. Then wash off.

Effective is considered to be a cucumber mask. Cucumber grated
and mixed with sour milk or onion juice. Mass impose on
the fabric and the top are also covered with a layer of fabric, forming a “pad”,
which then for 15 minutes adjusted on the face.

Turmeric powder (1 teaspoon) is mixed with liquid honey (1
teaspoon) and milk (1 teaspoon). Put a mask on the skin
Face for 30 minutes, then rinse with water. This mask is recommended
apply only in the evening because the face is painted yellow
Colour. However, this “side effect” is short: in the morning after
washing everything goes. (A pillow does not stain).

Use one or more masks (in order
alternation), presented above, will help not only to get rid of
traces of acne, but also improve the complexion, and also prevent
early signs of aging.

Recommendations for post-acne treatment at home

  • To remove small defects: stains, scars, irregularities
    shallow chemical peels are suitable. Repeat the procedure should
    once a week, the course is 6 weeks.
  • Bumps on the skin need to be treated with an antiseptic, neatly
    squeeze and rub antibacterial cosmetic
    or just alcohol.
  • A smooth complexion will provide a mask, one of the components of which
    There will be a gel to enhance blood circulation. For this purpose may
    Lyotone or Troxivazin gels are used.
  • During treatment, the post-acne must use a special
  • Water balance of the skin will help restore the tonics that nourish
    skin vitamins.
  • To nourish the skin from the inside you need by consuming food rich in
  • Appearance of the skin improves creams with vitamin E and

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