Specialist expertise: Skin Cancer, Hair Disorders, Cosmetic Dermatology, Adult Dermatology, Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Skin Surgery, Pigmentation Disorders, Scars, Moles, Dermatology.
Acne causes inflammation in the deeper layer of the skin called the dermis and this can damage the elastic fibers which give skin its smoothness and elasticity. The end result is an irregular skin contour with dips and dents. Severe acne is more likely to lead to scarring but it can also happen after mild acne. In people with darker skins, acne often leaves long-lasting pigmented blemishes (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation).