Few of us get through life unblemished. Happy for us, nowadays our acne scars don't have to be a life sentence.
Chances are you're going to have some acne at some time in your life. For the lucky ones, it will be a brief blip during the teen years, and you’ll sail on unblemished into the rest of your life.
For many of us, however, especially if we've had severe cystic acne, it may leave a permanent reminder - scars that can affect us both physically and emotionally and put a serious damper on our social life.
The amount of scarring after our acne depends on the severity of the acne, how it was treated (and how early), as well as our personal skin make-up.
It's a no brainer to understand that preventing scarring is far preferable to correcting it - this means actively treating acne early, for as long as needed, to prevent or lessen skin inflammation that leads to scarring.
The hard truth is that some of us are unluckily more prone to scarring than others. If you scar badly from an injury, the chances of scarring from acne are pretty good, so take action ASAP.
To treat and hopefully prevent it effectively, we have to know what we’re dealing with...
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