DR.JASON

PEK

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Dr Jason believes in lifelong learning and has attended dozens of conferences both locally and overseas to keep up-to-date in new research findings and techniques which he adapts for use in his own patients. He has also attended hands-on cadaveric dissection courses held locally and overseas in order to improve his anatomy knowledge. 

WHY DO WE GET ACNE SCARS AND HOW DO WE GET IT?

Acne scars occurs as a result of a full thickness injury to the skin from inflammatory lesions such as acne, most notably would be nodulocystic acne. This injury involves the dermis layer of the skin.

 

In the attempt to repair the damaged skin, scar tissue and collagen is formed in an irregular pattern around the injury that leads to the appearance of acne scars and these can become permanent.

 

The worst part is, the bigger and deeper the acne is, the more likely scarring is going to occur. They are different from post-inflammatory pigmentation (hypo, hyperpigmentation, erythema), acne marks or blemishes which can be temporary and can be resolve with time on its own.

 

There are many different types of acne scars such as, ice pick, rolling, box, atrophic and hypertrophic.

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ITALY TRAVEL DIARY

In this entry, I will be sharing about the DEKA training held in Florence, Italy on 20th and 21st May. But being my first time visiting Florence, I extended my trip so that I would have the opportunity to tour the region as well.