Post Acne Scars

After a severe acne breakout, there can be two types of skin changes that occur, either a textural change, or a pigment change.

Textural change

  • Leads to what we call the post acne scars.
  • It is caused by the inflammation during the skin’s healing process after a severe acne breakout.
  • It is the direct result of deep trauma caused to the skin especially due to external habits like picking or bursting the pimple.
  • The overproduction or underproduction of tissue as a response to the damage is what leaves behind these scars (which are seen as indentations or protrusions on the skin).