What you need to know about acne scar treatment
The best acne cream is the one that works best on the most people, according to a new study published in the journal Clinical Dermatology.
A study of about 10,000 women found that patients with more than a 10 percent scarring had an 8 percent higher chance of getting acne scars.
But that’s not to say there’s no benefit from scarring, said Dr. Susan G. Lipscomb, an assistant professor of dermatology at Johns Hopkins University who led the study.
“The reason you might get acne scars is because there’s not enough skin to heal them,” Lipscom said.
“But you don’t have to have scars to get acne.
You just have to be willing to work to get them.”
Lipscomp’s study, published online May 15 in the Archives of Dermatological Surgery, looked at patients’ acne scars at their baseline, three months after they received treatment and after two months.
The study is one of the first to look at the impact of scarring on acne scars and the amount of time that patients had to heal after treatment.
Lipson also looked at the effects of acne scarring and whether there was a difference in scarring among women who had no acne scars compared to women with scars.
The researchers found that scarring did not predict whether a woman had acne scars or whether she’d experienced any acne at all.
But scarring was associated with worse outcomes for women who also had acne, such as more chronic and more severe acne.
“If you’re a woman who has acne, you should be taking care of it, because the scarring is going to be there,” Lipsson said.
Lippscomb and her colleagues conducted the study with a group of researchers at the University of Chicago, the University at Albany, and Johns Hopkins.
The women who received treatment for acne scars were randomly assigned to one of three groups: no treatment, no treatment with pimples, or with no treatment at all, according the researchers.
The treatment group received topical acne cream that contained an exfoliant called hyaluronic acid.
The pimples and the pimples with no treatments were given a similar cream but not topical.
Researchers measured the number of pimples in each woman’s skin after the treatment was over.
They also measured the severity of pimple scarring in each women’s skin for the next two months, after the pimple was removed.
Researchers also measured acne scars in each study participant’s skin, which were compared to the scars in women without acne scars after treatment with the pimps and the acne scarred women.
Lippingcomb’s team also took a look at whether acne scars had an impact on acne-related complications.
The results showed that acne scars with scarring were associated with significantly more skin inflammation and more skin lesions in people who had acne at baseline.
But when they compared acne scars to scars without scarring after two years of follow-up, the scarred patients showed a higher likelihood of having acne-associated complications.
More importantly, the researchers found, scarring patients had a significantly higher likelihood that they would develop acne complications.
Scarring patients were also more likely to have worse acne-causing outcomes.
“You can see the acne scars as a way to show how serious the skin is,” Lippson said.
This is the first study to look specifically at scarring to determine whether it had a positive or negative impact on overall health outcomes.
LIPSON’S TAKEAWAY “The scarring that’s been studied is one example of what we call a persistent inflammation,” LIPSSON said.
People who have acne have a higher incidence of chronic inflammatory skin disease, she said.
The acne scars she saw in the study were consistent with this, she added.
“It’s like a red flag that someone is having problems, and we’re looking at that as a sign that they’re having trouble with acne.”
The researchers also found that acne scar-free women had a lower risk of having an inflammatory skin condition called acne pellagra.
Pellagra is a condition in which pellicles form on the surface of the skin and can cause peeling.
If a pellicle form is present, peeling occurs, which can cause redness and inflammation.
It’s also called “peeling dermatitis,” because it affects the skin, according a news release from Johns Hopkins describing the study’s findings.
If pellagas develop, it can lead to peeling, scar tissue, and redness, according Johns Hopkins’ news release.
LIPPSON’s STUDY AND HER TEAMS “This is a very exciting finding,” Lippi said.
She believes the findings will help women and women with acne understand what it means to have a scarred face.
“What we know is that scarred skin is a reflection of the person,” Lizz said.
If scarring does not cause a scar, then people with scarred faces may not have