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Premier Aesthetic Laser Center Since 1999

Harmony Laser Center

Acne and Acne Scars

Acne is a condition that involves the oil glands of the skin. When the follicles under the skin get blocked or plugged with bacteria it results in swelling and a pimple forms. An acne scar is a permanent patch of skin that grows over acne lesions. These scars are often thick and pink or red in color, and they can be either depressed or raised.

Treatments (Acne Scarring)

Treatments (Acne)

Causes

There are multiple causes of acne. Experts believe that the primary cause is a rise in androgen (a type of hormone) levels. Androgen levels rise during adolescents which is why acne is so common amongst teenagers. Some studies indicate that acne could be genetic and other potential causes include: medications which contain androgens, greasy cosmetics, poor skin hygiene and hormonal changes.

Acne scars do not occur in all people who have acne. The cause of acne scarring is the result of family genetics and sometimes is more likely in those individuals with severe cases of acne.

Commonly Asked Questions

  • I have had acne scars since I was in high school. Since they are such old scars is there anything you can do to help me get rid of them?
  • We are able to treat acne scars even many years after they were caused. We offer complimentary consultations and a specialist will go over your specific condition and recommend the best course of treatment.