The inflammatory lesions caused by acne such as papules, pustules, nodules, and cysts can result in two types of changes to the skin—temporary pigment changes and true scarring. These lesions are common and can be just as must a source of psychologically distress to patients as active acne lesions. While pigment changes are temporary and resolve on their own over months to years, true scars are permanent. The appearance of true scars may be improved with various modalities including intralesional cortisone injections and laser therapies. Pigmentary alteration will be covered in another chapter, and in the following we will review true scars.
KeywordsHyaluronic Acid Hypertrophic Scar Dermal Filler Acne Scar Atrophic Scar
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