Dr.Jasmine talked about Acne Scars treatment @ Lipstiq.com

Goodbye Acne Scars: All About Treatment Options

 
LED lights interact with the skin cells to help reduce active acne and smoothe tone skin texture by stimulating collagen and elastin production.

LED lights interact with the skin cells to help reduce active acne and smooth tone skin texture by stimulating collagen and elastin production.

From the time I started practising as an aesthetic physician, I have many patients coming in for acne scar treatments. Unlike pigmentation which can be covered with concealer and foundation, acne scars are nearly impossible to hide as they leave pock marks on the face. Here are some common questions about acne scarring, along with my answers:

Q: What are the treatment options available for acne scarring?

A: If the patient still has active acne, that will be addressed first. Active acne can be treated with antibiotics, products, skin peel and LED phototherapy. Acne scars can be treated with a number of ways such as Fractional Laser Treatment, Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy, Subcision and Fillers. At times, more that one of these treatments can be combined for better results.

Q: Which of these treatments are instant and permanent?

A: Hyaluronic Acid fillers can be used for instant results to fill up the depressed scars. However, the results will only last one year, after which you would need to do periodic treatments.

Fractional CO2 Laser is the best laser treatment technology that can soften scars and tighten skin.
Fractional CO2 Laser is the best laser treatment technology that can soften scars and tighten skin.

Q. How about Fractional Laser Treatment? How does it work?

A: Fractional Laser Treatment is the most popular treatment for acne scars. Using a small wand, a laser beam that has been fractionated into thousands of tiny light shafts penetrate deep into the skin layers of the problem area. This stimulates the skin to produce its own collagen to remodel the lasered skin. With multiple treatments, the scar (sunken area) will rise up and level with the rest of the skin.

Q: Is Fractional Laser alone enough to treat acne scars?

A: Sometimes, this treatment is done together with Subcision and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma). Subcision is used to break up fibrous bands. A small needle will be placed under the skin so that it is parallel to the skin surface. It is then gently retracted, cutting the tethering bands. PRP is extracted from a patients own blood, which means it is completely safe. PRP is recommended for patients who want to see quicker results as it promotes cellular regeneration.

Scar subcision is a special type of acne treatment that is best suited for those who have very deep "rolling" acne scars.
Scar subcision is a special type of acne treatment that is best suited for those who have very deep “rolling” acne scars.

Q: Can I see results after one treatment?

A: You may or may not see a big difference after one treatment as some people have had the scars for a very long time and each body will have a different pace of cell regeneration.

If you would like to seek treatment for your acne scars, remember to consult with a qualified and experienced Aesthetic Physician. Do not be afraid to ask as many questions to clear your doubts, although most aesthetic treatments are fairly safe and have minimal side effects.

 

THE AUTHOR

Dr. Jasmine

Dr. Jasmine

Dr. Jasmine Ruth Yuvarani graduated from Manipal Academy of Higher Education with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery Degree. She then went on to pursue a Diploma in Aesthetic Medicine from the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine (AAAM) and is currently undergoing Certification in Advanced Hormone Therapy (Belgium). She is also a member of Society of Anti-Aging, Aesthetics & Regenerative Medicine of Malaysia (SAAARM) and Malaysian Society of Aesthetic Medicine (MSAM). This salsa dancing, loving mother of four wants to empower people, especially women as she believes that cosmetic enhancements not only improve a person physically but also mentally. She is extremely personable and is well-loved by her patients.

Dr.Jasmine:” From the time I started practising as an aesthetic physician, I have many patients coming in for acne scar treatments. Unlike pigmentation which can be covered with concealer and foundation, acne scars are nearly impossible to hide as they leave pock marks on the face.”

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