While acne is a temporary problem and will naturally reduce itself over a short period of time, it usually leaves a scar that sometimes can be permanent. Worry not as this natural body process as the skin would repair itself naturally after been damaged by a wound or injury. After the process, however, scars will form on the skin as a result of overproduced collagen fibres.
Acne scars are often the products of inflamed lesions. Lesions occur when the follicle, or pore, becomes engorged with dead skin cells, excess oil, and bacteria. When the pore swells because of the infection, it will cause a break in the follicle wall. If the break it is near the skin’s surface, the lesion can heal quickly.
To repair the damages, our skin will naturally form new collagen fibres to close the wound. Collagen is the natural protein in our skin that gives the skin its glow and flexibility. However, the finished skin would never look as smooth and flawless as the skin before the injury, thus causing the scar.