ACNE SCAR TREATMENT

Active breakouts are frustrating enough, but the scars acne can leave behind can feel downright frustrating & depressing.  The good news is that acne scars can be treated. However, before treatment can start you first have to get rid of any acne once and for all since new breakouts can lead to new acne scars.

TYPES OF ACNE SCAR

Before you try to treat your scars, it’s important to know what type they are. Each type responds to treatment differently, and some treatments are better for particular types than others.

Atrophic or Depressed Scars

Atrophic scars are most common on the face. A depressed scar sits below the surrounding skin. They’re formed when not enough collagen is made while the wound is healing. There are three types of atrophic scars:

Boxcar Scars

These are wide, U-shaped scars that have sharp edges. They can be shallow or deep. The shallower they are, the better they respond to skin resurfacing treatments.

Ice pick Scars

Ice pick scars are narrow, V-shaped scars that can go deep into the skin. They can look like small round or oval holes, like a chickenpox scar. These are the most difficult scars to treat because they can extend far under the surface of the skin.

Rolling Scars

These are wide depressions that typically have rounded edges and an irregular, rolling appearance

CAUSES & TREATMENT

Causes:  Scars are formed when a breakout penetrates the skin deeply and damages the tissues beneath it.

Treatment:  Collagen induction therapy by derma roller is used to treat skin depressions caused by acne. This acne scar treatment allows for laying down of newer collagen. This also makes the skin firmer and gives a healthy, youthful look.  This is the first line of treatment and each person may require a different number of sessions depending on the severity of scars.

LASER TREATMENT

Microneedle-Radiofrequency is the latest technology in scar management. This technique offers a safe and efficacious technique for scar improvement. The severity of scars reduces with each session of therapy & eventually gives a smooth & clear look to your skin.

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