Atrophic Scar: Overview

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Atrophic scars are the most common scar type. They are a loss of tissue. Scar types can include icepicks, boxcars, and rolling scars.

The most common type of scars.

Causes: inflammation, bacteria, infection, poor healing, genetics.
The bacteria that cause them are p.acnes and staph. Picking can introduce other bacteria into the skin.

Smoking and poor healing can be a concern.

To prevent scars… don’t pick, pop, or cause more stress to them. If they are still bad after 6 months see a derm. Amazon sells acne patches which are great to protect them and fight the bacteria. Common ingredients are BP, Azelaic Acid, Salicylic Retinoids. Your doctor may have other alternatives such as laser, phototherapy, and LEDs. Prevention is key.

They can vary between fat loss, loss of dermal tissue. A Dr would have to determine the severity.


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