Acne itself is frustrating enough but it leaves behind scars due to its deeper penetration. Acne scars take on two main forms: either a scar develops when there is a loss of tissue, resulting in an indentation in the surface of the skin; or, a scar develops that is raised on the surface of the skin. This type of acne scar, in fact, is a sign that your skin is doing its job but, perhaps, too well. Your skin creates collagen (“repair tissue”) to help heal the wound the acne but, if it makes too much collagen, raised scars form.
Acne scars are the result of inflammation of acne blemishes. The acne pore swells and a breakdown occurs in the wall of the pore. Some acne blemishes are small and the scars created are shallow and heal quickly. Sometimes the contents of blemishes spill into the surrounding tissue and cause deeper scars. The skin’s response is to repair the scar by forming new collagen fibers.
Scars happen because your body is trying to repair the acne. How your unique body responds to a wound determines if and how much scarring you’ll have. The process of repair includes the creation of collagen. If there’s too much collagen then the raised scars appear. Other scarring is caused by the loss of tissue, which creates pits or indentations in the skin.
Homoeopathy has a lot of potential in the treatment of acne as it is based on concept of DYNAMIC, INDIVIDUALISTIC, AND HOLISTIC philosophy. Homoeopathic philosophy holds that, while an organ may appear to be diseased, the individual as a whole is ill. In addition, the homoeopathic method believes that the body is a constitution that must be treated as a whole. Age, gender, genetic variables, physical inactivity, socioeconomic level, eating habits, psychosocial factors, familial inclination, endocrine factors, alcohol, education, smoking, ethnicity and drugs are all essential contributors in the development of acne.
ASTERIAS RUBENS - Asterias rubens is considered a specific remedy for pimples. Pimples occur at the age of puberty. Pimples appear on the side of nose, chin and mouth.
EUGENIA JAM. - Eugenia jam. Is effective for simple and indurated acne which is painful. Red pimples and rosy skin on the sides of the nose, chin, and mouth.
JUGULANS REGIA - Jugulans regia is effective for red pimples with itching on the face.
HEPAR SULPH - Hepar suph is an effective remedy for acne which are pustular in nature. It is suited to acne of youth. Hepar sulph is prescribed when the pimples are painful in nature. Pus or blood stained pus oozes out from the pimples.
CALCAREA SULPH. Calcarea sulph is effective for pimples which suppurates. Yellow coloured pus oozes out from the pimples.
KALI BROMATUM Kali Bromatum is prescribed for acne located on the face, chest and shoulders. Marked itching may attend the acne. The acne may be simplex, pustular or indurated. Kali Bromatum is also prescribed where acne leaves ugly scars. Bluish-red pimples are a sure shot sign of Kali Bromatum.