It may seem that acne scars are inevitable; however, there are things you can do to reduce your risk of seeing scars when the acne clears.
Dermatologists recommend the following:
The fewer breakouts you have, the less likely you are to develop acne scars.Treating acne is especially important to prevent scarring, if you have any of the following:
To keep your skin blemish free, dermatologists recommend continuing acne treatment. Most people can taper their treatment so that they use 1 product a few times per week.
A dermatologist can tell you when you can stop treating your skin.
Picking, popping, and squeezing can turn a minor breakout into a major problem — a permanent acne scar.
When acne flares, many people scrub their skin clean. Scrubbing your skin tends to worsen acne. The worse acne gets, the greater your chance of seeing permanent scars when the acne clears.To find out what skin care practices dermatologists recommend to their acne patients, visit Acne: Tips for managing.