Acne is one of the most common skin complaint, can present as small red eruptions to bid pus filled cysts. They usually heal with dark spots and scars. Whether a teenager or elderly , everybody wants a flawless face without acne.Even with the most careful and conscientious treatment, acne scars may still occur.
Severe nodular and cystic acne as well as pricking of acne may result in acne scarring. Each acne lesion has the natural ability to heal itself. Every pimple results in loss or formation of tissues. The loss of tissue results in milder scars, while formation of new, thicker tissue can result in more severe scars.
Treatments For Acne Scars
- Dermaroller – A medical micro-needling procedure that releases new collagen and elastin in the scar tissue. Thus effective in scar filling as well as rejuvenation. Mostly useful in indented or rolling scars
- Chemical Peels –They are also effective in treating acne scars. They result in a smooth, even surface along with improving the texture of the skin.
- Microdermabrasion/Skin polishing – It is a procedure that removes the superficial layer of skin helping in resurfacing of the scars, but only for superficial ones. It uses a gentle vacuum along with crystals and gently abrades the top layer of dead skin. This also stimulates collagen production and helps heal the scars. As the skin heals from the procedure, the surface appears smoother and fresher.
- Mesotherapy – It is a non-surgical, relatively painless procedure wherein multiple microinjections deliver vitamins, amino acids, Homoeopathic Tinctures etc into the skin stimulating collagen production and help in scar resurfacing. Significant improvement in the scar surface has been noticed with this procedure.