ATROPHIC SCARS :Atrophic scars usually occur after a severe and chronic injury to the skin. This is usually due to permanent loss of collagen fibers of the skin in the area where there has been an injury. Atrophic scars can also lead to loss of skin pigmentation.
Atrophic scarring is often an unfortunate and permanent complication of severe acne (acne vulgaris). Facial scars are emotionally and psychologically distressing and can result in poor self esteem, depression and anxiety. Aggressive treatment of acne can often result in proper healing of the skin, thereby preventing scarring. Once a scar forms, it is often permanent and challenging to treat. Some of the procedures that are done to improve the appearance of atrophic scars are: Resurfacing the skin by dermabrasion, or chemical or laser peels and lifting procedures, whereby the scar tissue that is under the skin is surgically removed. Another approach to atrophic scars is to inject tissue fillers directly underneath the scar. This can result in elevation of the scared skin to the level of surrounding skin.