What causes acne scars and can chemical peels help me? Red Lotus Skincare in Portland, Oregon has answers for you.
Not all acne turns into acne scars, normally inflamed acne causes scarring. The more inflamed, the more likely to scar. The inflammation occurs on the epidermis and the dermis. The dermis is the second layer and is where the oil glands, collagen, hair follicles, nerves and blood vessels are. If the dermis is damaged, you get scarring. The cyst or pustule ruptures and the pus inside accumulates and gets bigger as it swells. The pimple then ruptures and the pus is spread through the dermis, causing damage. Then the body has to make collagen to repair the damaged tissue.
Now where do chemical peels tie in here? Chemical peels can decrease the appearance of the scarring. We are not saying you will be completely relieved of the damage but they will be not nearly as noticeable.
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