Dermaroller for Acne Scars
Even with the most careful and conscientious treatment, acne scars may still occur.
Severe nodular and cystic acne (For more information click on 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.
Types of Acne Scars
- Ice-pick Scars: The skin appears to have been pierced by a needle
- Rolling Scars: This type causes rolling or "wave-like" undulations across otherwise normal-appearing skin.
- Boxcar Scars: They are round or oval depressions wider than ice-pick scars.
- Autologous Skin Graft: Skin may be moved (grafted) from normally pigmented areas and placed onto areas where there is pigment loss.
- Hypertrophic Scars (click to read more about hypertrophic scars): They appear as firm, raised masses of tissue and are usually larger than the original acne in size
Treatments for Acne Scars
Specific treatment procedures to minimize acne scars will be determined by your dermatologist based on –
- Your age, overall health, and medical history
- Severity of the scar
- Type of scar
- Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
- Your opinion or preference
Alma Photo Facial Treatment –
is a breakthrough painless technology that stimulates collagen and decreases unwanted pigmentation thus working on acne scars and red and brown marks left by acne.
Alma RF pixel (Laser resurfacing) –
Laser resurfacing with a pixel is a method of treating acne scarring. During the procedure, just a small portion of the tissue is treated piece by piece by the laser. The remaining tissue supplies the healing that leads to the elimination of irregular superficial pigmentation, filling of the acne scars and the smoothing of the skin that results from the generation of new collagen leading to scar filling.(click RF pixel for more information)
Creams and Lotions–
Various creams or lotions containing retinol, vitamin C and alpha and beta hydroxy acids help in resurfacing of the scars. They are more effective in superficial scarring. These topical creams are often used as a combination with various other procedures done for scarring.
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.
Skin polishing (Microdermabrasion)–
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 removes 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.
It is a non-surgical, relatively painless procedure wherein multiple microinjections deliver vitamins, amino acids, hyaluronic acid etc. into the skin stimulating collagen production and help in scar resurfacing. Significant improvement in the scar surface has been noticed with this procedure.
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.
Filler injections –
collagen is injected beneath the skin to replace the body's natural collagen that has been lost. It is mostly useful for depressed scars like boxcars or rolling scars. Procedure can last for up to 8 – 12 months. When done in combination with other treatments, the results can be good.
Scar Filling –
Deepscars which are formed while acne is in resolving phase leads to puckering of skin and scar formation. In Scar filling with the help of needle these bands are broken painlessly and the tension over the skin is released, helping in filling of the scar and treatment of scars. More like a sandwich treatment for scars. Up to 90% scar filling can be achieved with this method painless and extremely effective.