Acne scars are usually caused by inflammation in the skin caused by engorged skin pores filled with excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Depending on the depth of break, the characteristics of acne scars vary. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly. But if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material spills out into the surrounding tissue, creating deeper excavated lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These repairs usually aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin. The common types of scarring can be seen in this image.
Most people develop a combination of different patterns of scarring. Treatment is aimed at improving the surface texture and promoting proliferation of soft tissue in the scare defect. Fractional resurfacing techniques have revolutionized the way we treat acne scars now. This is a non-invasive treatment that uses a device to deliver a laser beam divided into thousands of microscopic treatment zones that target a fraction of the skin at a time. This is analogous to a photographic image being enhanced or altered pixel by pixel.
Optimal treatment plan depends upon presence/absence of active acne, severity/location of scars, age and patient’s lifestyle & expectations. This requires a thorough assessment which can only be done by experts. Treatment options include:
- Chemical peels
- Micro-Needling (Dermaroller)
- Fractional Laser Resurfacing (Futura CO2 Laser)
- Fractional Microneedle Radio-Frequency (Endymed 3DEEP Intensif)
- Fractional Sublative Radio-Frequency (Endymed 3DEEP FSR)
- Intense Pulsed Light
- Platelet – Rich Plasma
- Autologous Fat Transfer
- Dermal Fillers
- Scar Revision Surgery
These options include non-invasive, minimally invasive & invasive treatment techniques. We, at Skinnovation Clinics – The World of Aesthetics, are perhaps the only clinic where such wide range of top quality treatment can be provided by seasoned experts from fields of Dermatology, Aesthetic Medicine, Lasers & Cosmetic Surgery. Visit us to get the most customized & comprehensive treatment.