1. Acne scarring occurs in the dermis, which is the area of skin immediately below the surface that acts somewhat like a cushion. When people suffer with acne, the dermis becomes inflamed as the body attempts to repair the wound created when scaly skin, pimples or blackheads are burst or otherwise removed.
2. In more severe cases, the body can effectively put "too much effort" into dealing with the wound, meaning that there is an excess of collagen built up. This collagen may stay in place permanently, creating the scarring. This scarring often occurs in a way that creates a pit in the skin, sometimes known as an ice pick scar.
3. In some cases the result is not a true scar, but simply an excess of pigmentation. This may fade away over a few months or years, but generally isn't permanent as with other acne scars.
There may be some very mild discomfort but anaesthetic cream can be used to treat this if necessary.
Laser therapy and microdermabrasion are effective for virtually everybody. If there are any issues with your suitability for treatment, your sk:n specialist will discuss these with you.
The DKS Clinique' after care package is specially put together to provide everything you need to look after your newly treated skin. Use it to ensure that you get the best results after your treatment.