Acne & Acne Scars

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Acne is a common human skin disease, characterized by areas of scaly red skin, blackheads and whiteheads, papules (pinheads), nodules (large papules), pimples, and possibly scarring, leading to low self-esteem and in very extreme cases, depression. Acne is a very common problem that almost every person faces at a certain age. Acne actually occurs when your hair follicles become plugged with oil and dead skin cells.

It is very important to treat acne at the very beginning stage as they can affect nearby areas as well or can leave pro-longed marks on the place. The best way to treat Acne problems is to go through a combined approach of medication and few aesthetic medical procedures like lasers, chemical peels, etc. These two combined together yield fast results than either of these tried alone.

Types of Acne Scars

Ice pick scars are a common type of acne scarring. This type of scarring is characterized by deep pits that are usually less than 2 mm across. They extend into the skin, giving the surface appearance of having been punctured by an ice pick.

Boxcar scars are also a common type of acne scarring. They are angular scars with sharp vertical edges and resemble the scars left by Chicken Pox. Boxcar scars may be shallow or deep and are most often found on the cheeks and temples

Rolling scarsare caused by damage under the surface of the skin and give the skin a wave-like appearance. They tend to be wide and shallow.

A person's acne needs to be under control before scars can be treated.

Treatment Options

Treatments depend on how severe the scars are.

Treatment Options include :

  1. Chemical peels
  2. microdermabrasion
  3. Laser resurfacing
  4. CO2Fractional laser therapy
  5. Dermabrasion
  6. Filler Substances
  7. Punch Excision
  8. Subcision

Combination of these procedures, along with proper compliance of the patient, can produce significant results.

Before & After Acne Scars