Acne scar treatment

There are a number of different types of acne scars which may develop, and no two patients with acne scars will scar in the exact same way. That means when it comes to the best cosmetic treatment of acne scars, one size definitely does not fit all! Depending on the type of acne scar and the skin type and skin tone of the patient, different treatment techniques may be more advantageous than others.

The most common type of acne scar is atrophic. Atrophic acne scars are depressions or indentations in the skin’s surface, including the following three types of scars:
Different types of scars

1)Ice pick scars – Ice pick scars are deep, narrow acne scars. They look like a scar made from a tiny ice pick or sharp instrument.

2)Boxcars scars – Boxcar scars are round or oval scars with steep vertical sides. They are wider than icepick scars and give the skin an uneven, pitted appearance.

3)Rolling scars – This type of scarring causes rolling or wave-like depressions across otherwise normal-looking skin. Rolling scars differ from boxcar scars in that they aren’t sharply defined. They make the skin look uneven and craggy.

Different types of acne scars require different treatment approaches, and some may even require a combination of multiple treatments to achieve the desired results.

Below are the treatments for different types of acne scar:

-Light acne scar treatment

⮚Discovery PICO: The high peak power and short pulse durations of this impressive device target even the deepest pigments while minimizing discomfort and downtime, meaning much more effective treatments with less recovery time. The gentle technology of this device makes it an excellent choice for addressing wrinkles and fine lines as well.
⮚MicroLaserPeel: The MicroLaserPeel is a partial-to-full epidermal laser peel that precisely removes the outermost layers of the skin. The procedure is individually tailored to the nature of the problem to be corrected. Wrinkles, scars, acne scars, keratoses and pigment problems are very successfully treated with the MicroLaserPeel.

-Rolling acne scar treatment

⮚Morpheus8: Morpheus8 utilizes pin-based radiofrequency technology that penetrates the skin at scalable depths. The radiofrequency revitalizes older skin and visibly removes wrinkles, perioral lines around the mouth, poor skin tone, pigmentation problems, and scarring from acne.
-Severe acne scar treatment

⮚UltraPulse (UP): UltraPulse is a carbon dioxide laser that resurfaces skin with concentrated beams of light. The laser energy is absorbed by skin cells, which are then vaporized. Once this tissue is removed, he body’s healing process kicks in to regenerate fresh skin.
⮚TCA Cross: The TCA CROSS procedure involves depositing small amounts of Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) at high concentration (70-100%) onto the surface of the atrophic scar. This causes a local inflammatory reaction leading to the formation of new collagen fibres. The aim is to improve the appearance of the scar by increasing collagen reflectance and reducing shadows cast over scar depressions.

⮚Blue Peel: Blue Peel is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a solution is applied to the skin to remove the top uppermost layers, allowing the skin to regenerate itself resulting in smoother and younger-looking skin.
⮚Dermal Grafting: Dermal grafting is essentially removing dermis from one part, processing the matrix, then re-implanting it in atrophic scars, including acne & chicken pox scarring.

⮚Subcision: Subcision is a minor surgical procedure used for treating depressed cutaneous scars and wrinkles. Subcision is performed using a special hypodermic needle inserted through a puncture in the skin surface. The sharp edge of the needle is used to break fibrotic strands that are tethering the scar to the underlying tissue. The release of the fibrotic strands and new collagen deposition caused by wound healing leads to cosmetic improvement of the scar.

⮚W-Plasty Scar Revision: W-plasty is a very popular scar excisional revision technique. The core of the technique is to break up the scar margins into small triangular components, so as to cause light scattering and make the scar less noticeable.

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