Acne Scar Treatment
Fighting can be exhausting, but dealing with the scar left behind is the real challenge. Acne scars and dark spots can throw cold water on your self-confidence. It can be a big bummer in your way of standing out among friends or at the office. It is difficult to get effective acne scar treatment in Delhi. At Delhi Medi Clinic, we use various techniques for acne scar removal in Delhi. With modern techniques (like dermabrasion, chemical peeling, and laser therapy) that can cure these inadequacies, Delhi Medi Clinic is known for its skin treatment results.
Types of Acne Scar Treatment
There are majorly two types of acne scars namely Atrophic or depresses scars and Hypertrophic or raised scars.
Atrophic or depressed scars
The most common type of scars visible on the face is Atrophic scars. As its name suggests, a depressed scar sits below the surrounding skin. They are formed when not enough collagen is made while the wound (acne) is healing. IN atrophic or depressed scars there are three different types of scars.
- Boxcar: Boxcar is wide U-shaped scars having sharp edges. They may be shallow or deep. (the shallower the scars are, the better they respond to skin resurfacing treatments).
- Icepick:Unlike boxcar, icepick scars are narrow V-shaped scars that can go deep into your skin. The scars can be small round or oval holes in appearance. Icepick scars are the most difficult scars to treat as they can extend far under the surface of the skin.
- Rolling: Rolling scars are wider depressions that typically have round edges. They are irregular in shape with a rolling appearance.
Hypertrophic or raised scars
Hypertrophic scars are the most common with chest and back acne. They are also known as raised acne scars because they stand above the surface of the surrounding skin. They are caused by excessive collagen production during healing.
The discoloration left behind a zit that has been cleared is not a scar. These are dark spots that can be purple, red, or brown in appearance. The spots/marks will fade over a few months on their own.
Acne Scar Treatment
Despite being the most common treatment for facial scars, dermabrasion is one of the most effective common treatments to get rid of facial scars. It uses the same general principle as the microdermabrasion kits you can do at home. But skin specialists or dermatologists use a wire brush or a wheel to exfoliate the top layer of the skin more deeply. It is best for scars close to the surface like a shallow boxcar or rolling scars. However, deeper scars may also become less noticeable.
A chemical peel is a strong acid that is used to remove the top layer of the skin to reduce deeper scars. Some chemical peels are mild enough to be used at home. But skin specialists or dermatologists provide a stronger solution with more dramatic results. There are various chemical peels available, it is best to consult your dermatologist before getting one. It is best for all types of acne scars. It is often used for deeper scars.
Just like a chemical peel and dermabrasion, laser resurfacing is used to remove the topmost layer of your skin. The laser treatment typically has a faster healing time than other resurfacing treatments. However, you have to keep the area covered with a bandage until it’s completely healed. It is a good option for all acne scars and lighter skin tones (it is not so effective on darker skin tones).
Dermatologists use fillers to fill in acne scars that can help even out your skin. The fillers can be made with collagen, your own fat, or a commercial filler. The fillers are injected under the surface of the skin that will help plump up and smooth out depressed scars. Most of the fillers last between 6 and 18 months before they need to be redone, but some are permanent. This treatment is best for patients who have a small number of a boxcar or rolling scars.
Microneedling is one of the latest treatments for acne scar treatment. The treatment uses a small handheld needle-studded roller or handheld pen on the surface of the scars. The needles puncture the numbed skin As the skin heals, it produces collagen. Microneedling helps reduce the depth of acne scars but can take up to 9 months to see changes. It is a safe treatment that works for all skin tones, & best for depressed acne scars.
The best way to treat an acne scar is to prevent it in the first place. 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. Acne scars can be temporary or permanent. If you want to get rid of these scars, contact Delhi Medi Clinic.