Have you ever had a breakout clear up, only to find that you have been left with skin texture irregularities and discolouration? You’re not alone. Acne affects up to 80% of 18-30-year-olds and 5% of those over 30, 95% of which experience some degree of scarring. But why do we get acne? Why does acne leave scars and discolouration? What’s the difference between acne scars vs acne marks? And, for the love of all that is good, how do we get rid of acne scars and acne marks? Fear not, for here is everything you need to know about acne scars, acne marks, and the difference between them.
So your latest acne breakout has just cleared up but you’re left with noticeable marks all over your face. If those marks are brown, then it’s likely that you’ve got yourself some post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. So what causes post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation? What are the treatment options for post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation? Is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation permanent? Or does post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation go away?