What is acne scar?
Acne scars are the results of acne which appear as inflamed blemishes caused by the clogging of the skin pores with excess oil, bacteria and skin cells. When acne develops the skin pore swells which causes a break in the wall of the follicle. The shallow lesions are minor and take no time to heal. But when the break in the wall of the pore is deep, the infected substances can spill out of the pores
and can lead to deeper lesions. When the deep breaks heal, they leave behind nasty looking scars and spots on the skin which take time to heal.
Is it necessary to treat acne scar?
Treating acne scar has nothing to do with the health of a person, but needs to be treated for physical, social and emotional wellbeing. Some other reasons include:
• Improved appearance of the skin
• Promotion of better health of the skin
• Enhances self-esteem
What are the different types of acne scars?
There are two types of acne scars:
• Hypertrophic or keloidal scarring: It is caused when the body produces excessive collagen as the wounds of acne heal. It results in a mass of bumpy tissue of the skin.
• Atrophic or depressed scarring: It is caused when there is a loss of tissue. There are three kinds of atrophic scars- icepick, rolling, boxcar.
What are the modalities of treatment available for scar management?
1. Chemical peels
3.Platelet-rich plasma therapy
4. Sublative Radiofrequency
7. Microneedling Radiofrequency
8. Fractional Co2 laser
9. TCA cross
10. Intralesional steroids
How does derma roller help in treating acne scars?
Dermaroller is a handheld device with multiple tiny needles mounted on it. This instrument is rolled on the skin to create microtrauma to the skin. This activates the natural healing of skin which in turn induces collagen production to fill up the scars.
Does PRP work for treating acne scars?
PRP or Platelet Rich Plasma is prepared by withdrawing blood from the patient which is then centrifuged. The plasma which has a high concentration of platelets is separated from all the other components of blood. This PRP is rich in growth factors. PRP is then injected in the acne scars which stimulate collagen thereby naturally Acne Scars Removal is possible.
How about laser and other light-based devices?
Fractional Co2 laser, Microneedling RF, Sublative RF are light-based devices which stimulate collagen and offer promising results in treating acne scars.
Are there any other treatment procedures for treating acne scars?
Subcision- Used mainly for rolling scars, whereby a needle is passed below the scar to release the fibrous bands which pull the scar down.
TCA cross- This is the chemical reconstruction of scars with a high concentration of trichloroacetic acid which is applied to the base of the scar to lift it.
Chemical peels- Used for acne, very superficial scars, post acne pigmentation
Microdermabrasion - used for very superficial acne scars removal.
Mahi Clinic provides all the above mentioned acne scar treatment.
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