Acne is a very common condition among people of all ages, particularly teenagers. It develops when your skin’s hair follicles get blocked with debris and oil. The body attempts to heal the damage by altering the collagen (protein) fibers in the skin. Once the acne cures, scars appear. Acne scars are a severe aesthetic problem for many individuals, and the sight of the scars affects the beauty of your face. Dr. Deepam Shah at VIVA AESTHETIC CLINIC is the top dermatologist in Mumbai and got international certification for all dermatological treatment. He uses painless, modern and advanced technology to treat acne scars and gives better aesthetic results for many patients.
Acne scars are classified as Hypertrophic or Atrophic based on how much extra collagen the skin has produced or lost.
Hypertrophic scars/Elevated scars: These scars are raised from the skin’s surface and are caused by excess tissue.
Atrophic scars/depressed scars: Caused by tissue loss and are depressed from the skin’s surface. They may also be of many types, such as ice pick, boxcar, and rolling scars.
Topical treatments are not the best way to treat acne scars since they are ineffective at improving anything other than discolouration. To treat acne scar dermatologist consultation and treatment is necessary to treat different types of acne scars.
There are several treatment options for hypertrophic scars. Crryotherapy and lasers are among the options for reducing and flattening scars. Acne-related hypertrophic scars are also reduced with a CO2 laser.
Chemical peels may minimize the look of depressed acne scars and improve the skin’s texture.
Dermabrasion: This treatment resurfaces the skin and reduces the depth of scars by using a high-speed brush or other device. Following that, it takes several days for the patient to fully recover.
Microneedling: A set of micro needles is used to treat acne scars in this method.
Ablative lasers such as CO2 fractional or erbium yag may be used to remove the outer layer of skin and improve scarring. This approach needs numerous sessions to get better skin texture.
Non-ablative lasers may also be used to treat lesser scars and need less recovery time than ablative lasers.
Soft tissue fillers: Certain forms of deep, depressed acne scars may be filled up with a material such as hyaluronic acid, fat, or collagen. Because fillers are gradually absorbed into the skin, the patient will need further filler injections after a certain period of time, depending on the materials used.
Sublative rejuvenation using Radio frequency waves: (MNRF) Micro needling radio frequency- This process causes the delivery of radio frequency waves at the tip of insulated micro needles which are injected into skin. The radio frequency pulses applied to the skin stimulate collagen regeneration/regrowth. The healing process is supported by untreated tissues in adjacent parts. Good results need many sessions. It might take weeks or months before you see any changes in your skin. It depends on one’s skin type and the kind of scars present.
Multiple sessions (up to 6 to 8) may be required, with treatments spaced sufficiently apart to allow for collagen remodeling.
The majority of the procedures are risk-free and safe. Dermatologists will do correct priming to avoid hyperpigmentation. The choice of technology used by dermatologists is also important for the success of acne scar treatment.
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