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There are two main types of acne scars. A rare type appears as a raised lesion above the skin’s surface due to an overproduction of collagen as the skin repairs itself. The other most common type of acne scar appears as a pitted hole in the skin, which occurs when there is not enough collagen production to repair the skin’s damage. These deeper pitted acne scars most closely resemble wrinkles.

The causes of acne scars can vary, and they can be present anywhere on the body with pilosebaceous glands, but are most commonly present on the face, back, and chest. This is primarily due to exposure to the elements (face) or skin irritation (chest and back). The easiest way to manage acne scars is to try to prevent them by taking advantage of skin cleansers and creams that promote healthy skin and refraining from picking at your skin.

When it comes to aging, acne scars become a nuisance on two fronts. One, acne scars are largely perceived as unsightly marks on the skin, which is exacerbated by developing issues such as age spots or bags under the eye. The other is that acne scars enhance the effect of facial fat loss, wrinkles, and sagging skin by blending in with these additional signs of aging.

While acne scars can accelerate the appearance of facial aging, the good news is that many safe and non-surgical treatments are available to remove and/or reduce the appearance of acne scars. Taking control is within your grasp.

Finding an expert is as simple as visiting our online community. With AgeEnvy, valuable information detailing acne scars as well as qualified practitioners for this concern is at your fingertips. Keep in mind that your health and safety comes first with any solution. That’s why our mission is to give consumers control over their health by getting them connected with practitioners that are licensed, verified experts focused on acne scar concerns.