Every person loves to have a clear skin without dark spots, blemishes or scars. Acne scars can be a constant reminder of past breakouts, affecting one’s self-esteem and confidence. These scars usually occur due to damage to the skin causing puckering or dimpled appearance.
With customised skin treatments, you can significantly reduce the appearance of these scars and achieve smoother, more radiant skin.
In this blog post, we explore some of the best skin treatments for acne scars, ranging from at-home remedies to professional procedures that can help you regain your confidence.
There are no at home remedies which can help in treating acne scars. Preventing acne itself, can help in preventing acne scars.
Over-the-counter or prescription drugs like retinoids, such as adapalene, tretinoin etc., can help to stimulate collagen production which helps to promote skin cell turnover, helping to fade acne scars over time. These products should be used consistently every day, as they may take many months to show noticeable results.
Vitamin C, also know MAGICAL INGREDEINT, is known for its antioxidant properties and its ability to promote collagen production. Using a vitamin C serum can help reduce the appearance of acne scars and improve skin texture.
Silicone sheets or gels can be applied to the scarred area to hydrate the skin and create a protective barrier that aids in scar healing and it also helps in reduction the appearance of scar.
COSMETIC SKIN TREATMENT PROCEDURES
Chemical peels are one of the popular choices for treating superficial acne scars. They work by removing the top layer of skin or coagulation of proteins, regeneration of newer and smoother skin beneath. The type and strength of the chemical peel used, depends on the severity of your scars. It should be done by trained dermatologist. It is done only for ice-pick scars.
Microdermabrasion, is an older method, non-invasive procedure which exfoliates the top layer of skin. It is done with handheld device. It is not as effective as other treatments, but it helps in improvement of overall texture and appearance of the skin.
Subcision is done to break the severe fibrous binding and tethered scars. It is used for rolling scars.
Microneedling procedure, involves using of a handheld device with fine needles that create tiny punctures in the skin while rolling. These micro-injuries stimulate collagen production, which also helps with improvement of texture of skin. Microneedling, is again an older method, which is performed at either dermatologist’s office or by using at-home devices.
Microneedling Radiofrequency (MNRF)
Commonly known as MNRF, done only at dermatologist’s clinic. The cartridge contains 25 ultra-fine tiny needles, which creates multiple tiny punctures. Delivery of radiofrequency energy is done with these micro injuries. This helps in collagen, elastin synthesis and also there is enhancement of tightening of skin. This works best on deeper scars like ice-pick scars and also works on box scars.
Ablative Laser Therapy
Ablative Laser therapy, such as Fractional Er:YaG or Fractional CO2 laser, is an effective option for treating acne scars. These lasers work for shallow scars like box scars and rolling scars. These treatments work by damaging and creating a thermal zone of heat which helps in stimulating collagen production and resurfacing the skin, resulting in a smoother complexion. After a thorough consultation and examination of skin, the dermatologist will determine the best laser treatment for your specific scar type and skin tone.
It works best for superficial scars. Made of hyaluronic acid, which gets blended with skin. It helps is hydration and over a period of time there is collagen production.
For deeper acne scars, dermal fillers can also be a better option. These fillers, containing hyaluronic acid, are injected into the scar to raise it to the level of the surrounding skin, creating a more even surface. Results are typically immediate, but fillers are temporary and may need to be repeated over time.
Acne and Acne scars can be of great concern and often frustrating, because of their appearance and damage done to the skin. They effect on the self-confidence and self-esteem of individual. After thorough consultation with expert dermatologist, depending on the type of scars, skin texture and number of the scars, different procedures are advised to individual.
Here at FMS Skin & Hair Clinic, we create a customized treatment that suits your severity and concern which improves the appearance and your overall complexion. Always remember that consistency and patience are key to achieving the best results. With the right approach, you can regain your confidence and enjoy smoother, scar-free skin.
Author: Dr. Swathi