There is no single disease which causes more insecurity then suffering from acne scars. DermaOne understands and is here to help you get rid of this insecurity and stress and live a confident life.
To treat something, first we need to understand why did it happen? So let’s see why acne scars occur? Acne scars are caused due to untreated and ignored acne. Once you start to get acne, it is best to treat it timely than let it cause scarring. (Click to know how can you treat acne?) Those who already have acne scars can still have smoother skin with the help of various treatments offered at DermaOne Clinic.
Types of acne scars:
- Icepick scars or pores – These are narrow, V-shaped scars that can go deep into the skin. They look like small round or oval holes.
- Rolling – These are wide depressions that typically have rounded edges and an irregular, rolling appearance.
- Boxcar scars – These are wide, U-shaped scars that have sharp edges. They can be shallow or deep.
- Hypertrophic scars – These scars happen most commonly with chest and back acne. They stand above the surface of the surrounding skin and are caused by too much collagen during healing.
- Depressed scars – A depressed scar sits below the surrounding skin. They’re formed when not enough collagen is made while the wound is healing.
Before going for acne scar treatment, there should be no active acne as new acne can cause further scarring.
There are various types of treatments based on type of scars:
- Subcision – Subcision refers to any technique that cuts the fibrous tissue which attaches a scar to the deeper layers of skin. It is used to treat marks left by acne or other scars.
- Dermaroller – Dermaroller is a cylindrical drum attached with very small pointed needles. This helps in the treatment of acne scars and also evens out skin, increases skin elasticity and tightens the skin.
- TCA Cross – TCA CROSS is defined as Tri-Chloroacetic Acid Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars. By utilizing TCA we can treat ice-pick, rolling or boxcar acne scars.
- Peels – In chemical peel, a chemical solution is applied over the skin to remove dead skin cells and unclog pores. This results in smooth texture and improvement in scarring and appearance of the skin.
- Lasers – Laser treatment for scars reduces the appearance of scars. It uses focused light therapy to either remove the outer layer of the skin’s surface or stimulate the production of new skin cells to cover damaged skin cells. It also causes collagen remodeling.
- MNRF Microneedling Radio frequency is a procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin. The purpose of treatment is to generate new collagen and skin tissue for smoother, firmer, more toned skin. Microneedling is mostly used on the face for the treatment various scars, wrinkles, and large pores.
- Dermafillers – Dermafillers are used to fill in acne scars and help even out the skin. The fillers can be made with collagen, your own fat or commercial filler. They are injected under the surface of the skin to help plump up and smooth out depressed scars.
The best way to treat an acne scar is to prevent it in the first place. You are less likely to develop acne scars if you break out less. Avoid picking, popping, or squeezing any breakout, no matter how tempting, to prevent irritating the skin and damaging the underlying tissue, which can lead to scars.