Raised Acne Scars: Acne scar treatment for Keloids and Hypertrophic acne scars

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Raised Acne Scars: Acne scar treatment for Keloids and Hypertrophic acne scars

Acne scars form after an inflamed acne lesion causes skin damage and the body produces too little or too much collagen during the healing process. While raised acne scars are less common than depressed scars caused by acne, they can still cause significant distress and lead many people to seek professional acne scar treatment to diminish their appearance and severity. Read on to learn more about raised acne scars so you can better understand the available treatments and which of the many options may be the best acne scar treatment in NYC for you.

What are Raised Acne Scars?

While depressed scars are the most common type of acne scarring, raised acne scars can also result from severe acne. There are 2 main types of raised acne scars:

  1. Hypertrophic scars
  2. Keloid  Scars

How Do Raised Acne scars form?

Unlike depressed scars that result when the body produces too little collagen when trying to heal the skin damage caused from inflamed acne lesions, raised acne scars result from the overproduction of collagen during this healing process. The overproduction of collagen leads to an excess of collagen fibers that builds up on the surface, resting on top of the wound. This results in a raised, thick mass of scar tissue that is elevated above the surrounding surface of your skin.

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What are Hypertrophic Acne Scars?

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Hypertrophic acne scars are a type of raised scarring that can occur following a bout of inflammatory acne. Hypertrophic scars typically appear on the torso, especially with men suffering from severe acne, but can form anywhere there is an acne breakout, including the face. Hypertrophic scars, which appear dark red in color, are less noticeable than their Keloid counterparts, partly because Keloid scars can become bigger than the injury itself, while hypertrophic scars are contained to the boundaries of the original acne lesion.

How do Hypertrophic Scars Form? Hypertrophic acne scars form when the body produces too much collagen during the healing process following a bout of inflammatory acne. They are less common than depressed acne scars and usually result from a slow healing acne lesions.   Hypertrophic scars are considered short term scars because they dissipate over time, usually within a couple years of the initial formation, flattening out and becoming paler in color.

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What are Keloid Acne scars?

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Keloid acne scars are less common than hypertrophic scars but are more severe and are more commonly found in people with darker skin types.  Keloid scars appear as firm, shiny, masses of thick scar tissue. They look pink to purple in color and have irregular borders.

How do Keloid Scars Form? Keloid scars form when an acne  lesion does not heal properly and the infection breaks through the top of the skin.  During the healing process, excess collagen is sent to the surface to help seal the wound over, allowing collagen fibers to build upon and beyond the borders of the initial injury. 

Unlike their less server counterpart, hypertrophic scars, keloid scars may worsen with time, and do not become better without intervention. They also have the potential to grow back even after a successful treatment.

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