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Acne scaring can be a minor remnant of acne but it can be very severe with deep pit like scars in the skin. Here are some of the procedures carried out to reduce or correct the scaring.
Dermabrasion is usually used to reduce the appearance of minor acne scaring. This is a surgical procedure that requires a local anesthetic around the treated area. The process is designed to remove the layers of the skin in a very controlled manner. The procedure encourages to the scared area to produce new layers of skin, removing the scars and creating a smother and fresher appearance. The practice uses a number of abrasive materials like wire brushes, diamond wheels or a fraise to reach the required effect. This treatment has considerable down time of a week after the treatment.
Microdermabrasion is the latest advancement in this treatment is much less disruptive, doesn’t require local anesthetic and there is no rest period after the procedure. It is a softer and far more gradual process requiring a number of visits. This method first uses an exfoliating material like crystals and diamond flakes together with a suction machine that can remove the thin layers of skin achieving the same results as it predecessor. There are indeed consumer products that will achieve similar effects but with no guarantee. For best results we suggest to consult us and work with our experienced team.
Chemical peels are used for small scaring in acne patients. The process uses a chemical solution that is applied to the skin. The effects of the chemicals on the skin remove the top layers this allows the skin to regenerate improving the skins complexion.
Dermal filler injections are used for non severe scaring. These injections are placed under the skin replacing the lack of collagen that created the scar. These fillers are temporary lasting about six months before they are absorbed into the skin. They can last longer depending on skin quality and expertise of the physician administrating the injections.
Laser resurfacing is used more mild scarring. Its uses high energy light burns the damaged skin. A pulsed dye laser is a specific treatment used for acne scars. Light skinned patients may receive intense pulsed light as an option to treat their acne.
Punch grafts is a process of skin grafts. It’s used in severe cases of acne scarring. The scarred skin is removed and the area is then improved with the new unscarred skin.
Subcutaneous incision uses a surgical probe to gradually raise the scarred, depressed area to be the same level as the healthy unscarred area.
Autologous fat transfer is similar to the filler injections mentioned above. Its used for deep acne scarring. Instead of collagen fat is taken from another area of the patient’s body and injected under the scar raising the indentation the scar appears to have. It’s possible the fat over time is absorbed into the body so treatments can be performed to retain the effects of the procedure.
Injections commonly referred to as intralesional injections use a medication that can be injected into the scar. This softens and flattens the scar. This effect is used for scars that are raised rather than used for scars that are indented into the skin.
Cryotherapy is used to freeze the scar tissue causing it to die and allowing it to fall away. This process can cause the skin to lighten compared to the general complexion of the skin.