Acne Scar Treatment

A good flawless healthy complexion without scar and marks is dream for all irrespective of person’s gender. Acne scars and dark spots pose as a great hindrance to achieve the same rather they can shake one’s self-confidence. It can be a big discouragement in your way of standing out amongst friends or in office. Your face is regularly exposed to the outside environment, scars on the facial skin don’t get enough time to heal. At Derma Health Lasers and Cosmetology, we use various modern techniques (like dermabrasion, CIT, chemical peeling, and laser therapy) for acne scar removal to cure these inadequacies which makes us unique amongst all the cosmetic clinics in Faridabad.

Types of Acne Scar Treatment

There are two types of acne scars namely Atrophic or depressed scars and Hypertrophic or raised scars.
⦁ Atrophic or depressed scars
The most common type of scars visible on the face is Atrophic scars. As proposed by its name, a depressed scar is seated below the surrounding skin. They are formed when enough collagen is not made while the wound (acne) is healing. There are three different types of atrophic or depressed scars-
⦁ Boxcar: Boxcar is U-shaped scar which is wide and have sharp edges. They may be shallow or deep. Shallower scars better respond to skin resurfacing treatments.
⦁ Icepick: Icepick scars are narrow V-shaped scars deep into your skin. These scars can be small round or oval fleapits (holes) in appearance. Icepick scars are the most stubborn of all scars to treat as they can extend far under the surface of the skin.
⦁ Rolling: Rolling scars are wide depressions having typically round edges. They have a rolling appearance and are irregular in shape.

⦁ Hypertrophic or raised scars
Hypertrophic scars are the most common scars formed as a result of chest and back acne. They are also called raised acne scars because they stand at a level above the surface of the surrounding skin. They are caused by disproportionate collagen production during healing.

⦁ Dark Spots
These are the discoloration left behind a blemish that has been cleared but not a scar. These are dark spots that can be brown, red, or purple in appearance. The marks will fade on their own over a few months.

Acne Scar Treatment

⦁ Dermabrasion
Dermabrasion is one of the most effective common treatment to get rid of facial scars. It is a non-surgical way for removing scars by exfoliating outer part of the skin using a high speed brush which improves skin texture, tone, and color. It is best for shallow boxcar or rolling scars. At the same time, deeper scars will also become less visible. Old acne scars and fine lines need several treatments to fade out. Frequent treatments also delay aging signs. We generally suggest monthly sessions of dermabrasion treatment for best results.

⦁ Chemical peels.
Chemical peels are acid solutions used on face that exfoliate your outer damaged skin to reduce deeper scars. There are various chemical peels available with different strength of acids applied customized according to the kind of treatment depending on your skin sensitivity. Chemical peels are best for all types of acne scars. At the same time, it brings out a healthy glowing skin hidden beneath the dead and damaged superficial layer of skin.
Laser resurfacing

Just like a chemical peel and dermabrasion, laser resurfacing is used to remove the topmost layer of your skin by using beams of light to treat damaged areas on the body. Further, it boosts up the process of collagen remodeling and creation of fresh new skin cells that will replace the scars’ damaged cells. The laser therapy is an effective scar removal for treating scars and marks and has faster healing time than other resurfacing treatments. But the area should be kept covered with a bandage until it’s completely healed. Laser resurfacing is a good treatment option for all acne scars in lighter skin tones as it is not so effective on darker skin tones. Laser scar treatments can make the scars appear fade rather than making them disappear. Results will vary according to your skin tone and texture.

⦁ Fillers
Fillers are used to fill in acne scars that can help even out your skin. The fillers are injected in acne scars area under the surface of the skin which helps in plumping up and smoothening out the depressed scars. Fillers generally last between 6 and 18 months, but some are permanent. This treatment is best for patients with a few boxcar or rolling scars.

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT)
CIT is one of the latest treatments for acne scar treatment. The treatment uses a small handheld pen on the surface of the scars. The needles puncture the numbed skin. As the skin heals, it produces collagen. It helps reduce the depth of acne scars. It is a safe procedure that works for all skin tones and is best for depressed acne scars. CIT results in visibly soft and supple skin.
The best way to treat an acne scar is to prevent its formation in the first place. You must avoid picking, popping, or squeezing any breakout to prevent irritation of the skin and damaging the underlying tissue, which can lead to scars. Acne scars can be temporary or permanent. At Derma Health Lasers and Cosmetology, you will get best treatment at affordable cost in warm amiable environment with excellent hygiene conditions.