One of the complications of Acne is scarring, referred to as Acne Scars.
Causes of Acne Scars
- Happens in case of neglected or untreated or under treated Acne lesions..
- Picking of Acne lesions.
Types of scars
- Ice-pick scars :- Narrow scars <2 mm and skin looks like pricked by a needle.
- Rolling Scars:- Wider scars of 4 – 5 mm having wavy undulations..
- Boxcar Scars:-Round, oval shaped scars which are 1.5- 4 mm and are usually deeper.
- Hypertrophic Scars.
Treatments at 4 senses clinic
Using a comedone extractor the white heads or black heads are extracted without leaving behind a scar.
Incision and Drainage
Larger pus filled lesion, nodules and abscesses are surgically incised and drained.
Superficial to medium depth peels are applied. These include TCA (10 – 30 % ) Glycolic acid (20-40%) , 30% Salicylic acid. These not only treat the active acne lesions but also improve the texture of skin by making the scars smooth and even surfaced.
A rolling or a boxcar scar is treated by subcision under local anesthesia. The fibrous bonds beneath the scar which pull the skin surface down are cut and elevated . This causes even and smooth skin surface.
Punch excision, closure punch excision, grafting punch incision and elevation are the techniques.
Lasers such as CO2 and Erbium are more invasive and work by vaporizing the outer layer of the skin. This process results in the skin getting in a default healing mechanism leading to increased collagen production.
Dermabrasion is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that resurfaces and rejuvenates the face by physically removing the top layer of skin. This process improves the skin texture and reduces the appearance of blemishes including acne scars. Due to its relatively gentle abrasion and mild side effects, microdermabrasion is a viable option for those seeking to reduce the appearance of superficial and depressed acne scars.
Microneedling is a non-surgical treatment uses your body’s own collagen production to increase cellular turnover, thus speeding up the scar healing process. With a few microneedling sessions, patients can see younger, smoother-looking skin, as well as a reduction in acne scarring, fine lines, and even hyperpigmentation.
Doctors at 4 Senses, Bangalore will treat Acne and acne scars depending on the type and size using combination procedures to ensure best outcome after discussing the various options with the patients. For Doctors Appointment Contact Call: 6366494494