Acne Scarring in Cape Town

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The Majestic Spa

The Majestic Village Main Road, Kalk Bay, Cape Town

R630
(6 reviews)

Mommy Wellness Durbanville

Paul Kruger & Hibiscus St, Durbanville, Cape Town

(66 reviews)

Adore Day Spa & Laser Centre

23 Lourensford Road, 7130 Somerset West, Cape Town

from R400
(34 reviews)

Lavish

14 Lee Road, Claremont, Cape Town

R250 | 350
(13 reviews)

Elemental Health & Beauty

Atlantic Beach Golf Estate, Melkbos, Cape Town

from R1200
(18 reviews)

Mommy Wellness Somerset West

The Sanctuary, Corner of R44 and de Beers street, Somerset West

R880
(63 reviews)

JustBe Aesthetics

77 Keurboom Road, Rondebosch, Cape Town

R1200
(25 reviews)

Soliette Skincare

12b Durban Road, Chelsea Village Wynberg, Western Cape, South Africa

from R900
(4 reviews)

Le Papillon Wellness and Beauty Studio

50 Buitenkant street, 8001 Cape Town, South Africa

from R200
(57 reviews)

International Academy Student Salon

4th Floor 80 Strand Street Cape Town CBD

R420
(1 reviews)

View Health and Skincare Clinic

Devonshire Court, Recreation Road, Fish Hoek, Southern Peninsula, Cape Town

R780
(14 reviews)
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Desert Rose Health and Beauty

Mezzanine floor, Bank Chambers bldg, 144 Longmarket street, Cape town

from R650
(5 reviews)

Azure Health and Skincare

6 Honeyside Road, Cape Town

from R350
(9 reviews)

Gem Beauty

Aurora Shopping Centre, c/o Aurora and Burton street, Durbanville, Cape Town

R750
(61 reviews)

Beauty BOX

132 Imam Haron Road, Claremont, Cape Town

from R150
(36 reviews)

Permanent Makeup by Yvonne

19 Bright Street, Somerset West, South Africa

from R1450
(1 reviews)

Sublime Skin and Body

16 Crassula Way, Pinelands, Cape Town

from R200
(50 reviews)

Be-Dazzle Hair, Beauty and Slimming Salon

Retail business Park, 81 Chichester Road, Kenilworth, Cape Town

from R300
(1 reviews)
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Ageless Faces

8 Cavendish Street, Claremont, Cape Town

R700
(27 reviews)


What is Acne Scarring?

 

Acne scarring is the damage caused by acne. The damage to the skin could be from squeezing or picking the lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming excessive amounts  of new collagen which form fibrous masses. These repairs aren't as smooth and flawless as the original skin thereby creating scarring.

Its important to stay out of the sun, as the sun’s rays can cause the scarring to become darker and more visible. The process for getting rid of the scars then becomes even harder.

 

What causes Acne Scarring?

 

Hypertrophic or keloid scarring:

This type of scar is when the body produces too much collagen as the acne lesions heal, resulting in a mass of raised tissue on the surface of the skin.

Atrophic or depressed scarring:

This type of scar is when there is a decrease of tissue. There are two types of atrophic scarring.

The "Icepick" scar which are usually small, obvious holes in the skin.

The "Boxcar" scars which are usually depressed areas, usually round or oval in shape. Boxcar scars can look very similar to chickenpox scars.

 

There are products and skin treatments, some non-surgical which can improve the depth, pigmentation and appearance of acne scars.

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Treatments which can help with the condition Acne Scarring