Acne Scars

What are acne scars?

Acne scars happen when acne heals and are permanent indentations in our skin that happens to people who have suffered from severe acne.

  • What causes acne scarring?

    In patients who have severe acne, there are pus-filled areas on the skin that will develop. These are called acne cysts. These cysts are destructive and will kill skin tissue that does not get replaced. When the cyst eventually dries out, this usually leaves an acne scar on the face.

  • Different types of scars

    • Box car acne scars – looks wider and shallower
    • Ice pick acne scars – Narrow and deep
    • Rolling, atrophic and depressed acne scars – Undulations and depressions on the skin
    • Mixed acne scars – Mixture of box car, ice pick and rolling scars
  • Acne Scar Treatment Options:

    • Fractional Laser – leaves areas of untreated skin intact while treating only a fraction of the skin’s surface.
    • Erbium and thulium laser – targeting skin rejuvenation, acne, acne scars and pores.
    • Picosecond Plus Laser – Signature laser with high pulse energy that breaks pigment into fragments
    • CO2 Laser – longer downtime but better results
    • TCA Cross – works best on ice pick scars
    • Subcision – Stimulate collagen synthesis and breaks the scar tissue
    • Fillers – restorative and reparative properties to treat acne scarring
    • Steriod Injections -To soften, shrink and flatten it
    • LED Phototherapy red light – Produce new collagen, revitalize skin cell and speed up healing process
    • Home care products – cleanser, moisturizer and topical medicated creams

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