Today, we will compare and analyze acne scars and large skin pores. Acne scars are caused by a blockage in hair follicles, while pores are a part of the same system, they don’t get blocked. Although similar, these two conditions differ significantly from each other and hence require individual treatment.
Acne Scars: Characteristics
Acne scars fall into three categories, i.e., depressed or pitted, atrophic, and hypertrophic types. These types are classified into several subgroups, such as ice pick scarring, boxcar scarring, etc., depending on their depth and shape. The usual cause for acne scars is infection of the sebaceous follicles.
Acne scars can occur anywhere on the body but are standard on the face, neck, chest, back, and shoulders. They appear as irregularly shaped scars with a depressed/dented center and raised edges (keloid). Acne scars can be light to deep in colour.
The treatment for acne scars is not an easy process and involves a combination of laser technology, chemical peels or dermabrasion, etc. It is a time-consuming procedure that requires patience and persistence from the patient's end as well. However, you can try homeopathy as a treatment option.
Large Pores: Characteristics
Large pores are a result of enlarged hair follicles. They appear as small holes within the facial skin. Pores vary in size from being tiny to more extensive than that of a pin's head. You can see large pores on the nose, cheeks, forehead, and other body parts such as the back, legs, etc. A variety of factors such as genetics, infection, prolonged exposure to harsh weather conditions, diet, and stress can cause large pores. There is no treatment for these pores because they do not fall under any category or subtype of acne scars. However, some people use peels or lasers for smaller-sized ones, but it may give rise to scarring or darkening, resulting in permanent damage to skin colour and texture.
Acne Scars Vs. Large Pores: Similarities & Differences
Infection of the hair follicles causes both acne scars and large pores. Both tend to occur early in life, although they persist even through adulthood. However, some significant differences exist between these two conditions:
- Acne scarring is a chronic type of wound, while large pores are not skin injuries.
- Acne scars are caused by infection, while there is no such association with large pores.
- You can treat large pores through dermatological treatments like peels and laser therapy. Acne scars have to undergo a lengthy medical procedure that may not give positive results.
- Large pores do not lead to permanent injury/damage, while acne scars leave permanent damage on the skin after healing has occurred.
The bottom line here is that both acne scars and large pores require individual treatment methods to work effectively and prevent further complications in the future. However, if you notice any unusual changes in your skin, you can consider homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathic treatment for acne scars and large pores:
Homeopathy is an equally effective treatment option for acne scars and large pores. Homeopathic treatment works for these skin problems because it works on the deeper layers of your skin without causing any side effects. Homeopathy also has a positive impact on your overall health, which in turn strengthens your body's immune system and reduces the chances of scarring or pore formation occurring again in the future.
Here are some homeopathic remedies to reduce the appearance of both acne scars and large pores:
Sulphur: This remedy treats all kinds of skin conditions, but it is especially beneficial in case of oily, sensitive, red, and inflamed facial skin with pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, etc. It also treats dark scars or scabs that result from cuts, burns, boils, etc.
Silica: This remedy is well-known to treat excessive oil production due to hormonal changes. Silica helps reduce inflammation and irritation as well as absorb excess oils from your body's surface.
Calcarea Carb: This remedy treats various skin conditions such as acne-like rash, dandruff, and inflammation. It also improves blood circulation in the body while increasing collagen production to heal scars or pores properly.
Podophyllum: This is one of the most effective homeopathy remedies doctors often recommend for skin problems like acne scarring, pore enlargement, and pimple marks.
Most homeopathic remedies available today treat certain ailments through dilution and succession. You can consider a qualified homeopathic doctor at Dr Batra’s®. We give you an accurate prescription that includes the right potency levels based on your symptoms and overall health. At Dr Batra's®, homeopathic treatment also prevents acne. A proper diet along with prescribed medication offers quick results. Work on your skin hygiene as well, and avoid eating oily, spicy foods, etc.
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