Acne is a common skin problem that usually appears when the pores are clogged with dead skin, oil secretion, and bacteria. Acne disappears on its own if you do not pinch or disturb unless there is a severe outbreak in a large area of the skin. In these cases, the skin is inflamed and the tissue may be damage and irregular healing tend to leave scars. Acne scar treatment can help with the skin’s healing process and improve the appearance in these cases.
There are three main types of acne scars:
When addressing both post-inflammatory pigmentation, hypertrophic and keloid scars, the following treatments are recommended.
Atrophic acne scars treatment is slightly different. They are small depressions in the skin that create an uneven surface. They are generally categorised into three subtypes:
The following treatment options are recommended to address atrophic scar concerns.
TCA CROSS is recommended for ice pick scars and deep enlarged pores.
This acne scar removal treatment uses TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) in a high concentration. This acid denatures the proteins located at the deep layers of the skin. This denaturation stimulates protein synthesis, especially collagen synthesis, and in turn improves the appearance of enlarged pores.
Visible improvements usually take 3 or 4 sessions
Laser resurfacing stimulates the natural repair process of the body to synthesize new collagen fibres and resurface the deepened areas of the skin. This laser treatment for acne works by reflecting light beams on the affected area. This heats the dermis underneath and triggers a remodelling process that helps to plump depressed areas and tighten the surrounding area so the scar appears less obvious. Downtime is expected after this type of treatment, which is variable depending on your circumstances.
As the term implies, dermal fillers are meant to plump up or fill depressed or atrophic scars. These fillers are directly injected into the scarred area to create a smooth surface and restore the natural volume and plumpness of the skin. It is useful when scars leave a deep pit on the skin, and typically used when laser treatment for acne does not work as expected to solve the problem.
The main goal of subcision acne scar treatment is breaking down tethered down scars within the deeper layers of the skin. It is a surgical technique also known as subcutaneous incisionless surgery. Subcision acne scar treatment can be performed in the doctor’s office.
The scars are not located in the subcutaneous tissue but the dermis layer instead. A special needle will be introduced to the skin to reach deep scars and break down the tissue that keeps anchoring the skin to the deepest layers. During the healing phase, subcision treatment also stimulated the synthesis of collagen fibres and the natural repair of the skin.
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