What is acne scar ?

The term “scarring” refers to a fibrous process in which new collagen is laid down to heal a full-thickness injury. It affects 30% of those with moderate or severe acne vulgaris. Acne is usually a temporary problem, but acne scars can be permanent. However unwelcome they may be, scars are part of the skin’s normal healing process after it has been damaged by a wound or injury. Most superficial wounds heal without scarring.


What you need to know?

There are two main types of acne scars:

Hypertrophic or keloid scarring: These scars are caused when the body produces too much collagen as acne wounds heal, resulting in a mass of raised tissue on the skin’s surface.

Atrophic or depressed scarring: These scars develop when there is a loss of tissue. There are two common types of atrophic scarring. “Icepick” scars are usually small, yet obvious holes in the skin. “Boxcar” scars are depressed areas, usually round or oval in shape with steeply angled sides, similar to chickenpox scars.


Acne scar morphological classification

Icepick scars are narrow (<2 mm), deep, sharply marginated epithelial tracts that extend vertically to the deep dermis or subcutaneous tissue.

Rolling scars occur from dermal tethering of otherwise relatively normal-appearing skin and are usually wider than 4 to 5 mm. Abnormal fibrous anchoring of the dermis to the subcutis leads to superficial shadowing and a rolling or undulating appearance to the overlying skin.

Boxcar Shallow <3 mm diameter >3 mm diameter Boxcar scars are round to oval depressions with sharply demarcated vertical edges, similar to varicella scars. They are clinically wider at the surface than icepick scars and do not taper to a point at the base.


Psychological Effects of Acne

  1. Negative self-image and self-hatred
  2. Withdrawal from others
  3. Anger Despondency and out-of-control feelings
  4. Anxiety


Can my acne scars be managed?

PRP Malaysia along with microneedling would intensify the natural wound healing cascade because of the high concentration of patients own growth factors. It acts synergistically with growth factors induced by skin needling in order to enhance the wound healing response. PRP Malaysia contains several growth factors, including platelet-derived growth factor, transforming growth factor B and vascular endothelial growth factors.

There is study even compare the efficacy between PRP Malaysia and Vitamin C. Result show that microneedling in combined with PRP showed satisfactory results.


Where to go for help ?

Acne scar can be very distressful. Fortunately PRP Therapy in Damansara | Selangor & KL | Malaysia is the solution for all these problem. You can even get your PRP Therapy in Damansara | Selangor & KL | Malaysia  done at home, a freelance service provided by SkinLeaf. SkinLeaf is well established by a couple of experienced doctor Karen and Chris, who has successfully help alot of people get rid from acne scar and pigmentation. Kindly visit their official Facebook Page   or contact them at whatsapp 016-268-0591