What is the Difference Between Cell Turn over and Collegan Production. Does Cell Turn over Help Get Rid of Acne Scarring?

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Cell turnover | collagen production and Acne Scarring

Cell turnover happens all the time so this in and of itself will not be the cause of your acne scarring. The acne scarring is from the inflammation and low grade infection leading to scar production, adhesions and tissue loss which explains some of the scars. Deep chemical peels can help your acne scars as well as a multiple layered approach.

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RE: The Difference Between Cell Turnover and Collagen Production in Acne Scar Treatment

Cell turnover is when dead cells on the surface are sloughed off to reveal younger  looking skin beneath.  However, this doesn’t really help with acne scars since they originate from deeper layers.

Collagen is a protein that gives your skin its firmness. Acne scars are also made of collagen. But these particular fibers are arranged differently. And this is why scars look different.

The production of normal collagen (which can be achieved through lasers like Fraxel) can help improve the appearance of acne scars. 


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