It is important to keep in mind that every individual’s skin is unique and the treatment approach for acne scars may vary based on the severity and type of scars. Therefore, it is important to consult a dermatologist to determine the best course of treatment for you.
Additionally, it’s important to have realistic expectations from the treatment. Most treatments require multiple sessions for best results and some scars may be difficult to fully eliminate, but the improvement can be significant.
Treatment for Acne Scars
The different treatment options are
➡️ Various Lasers like CO2, Erbium Glass, Fraxel, Laser Genesis
➡️ Microneedling with serum infusion
➡️ Chemical Peels
No single treatment works, it’s a combination of different treatments, which have been listed above. The choice of treatment also depends upon the different types of acne scars and the severity and depth of the scars. Your dermatologist will assess the scar type and grade them, then decide on the various treatment options.
Types of Acne Scars
The different types of acne scars are:
👉Ice picks – are small atrophic scars, literally look like ice picks, these are the most difficult to treat 👉Boxcar – these are box-like depressions on the skin, with well-defined margins 👉Rolling scars – are also atrophic scars but with sloping margins. 👉Hypertrophic and Keloid scars – these are unlike atrophic scars, these are thick and raised above the skin surface, usually treated with intralesional injections 👉And post-inflammatory pigmentation – the acne may heal with slight pigmentation, which is comparatively easy to treat.
In my experience, the best results are with the CO2 laser for the ice pick and boxcars, but this particular treatment has a downtime of a week. Post CO2 laser, there’s redness and swelling on the face for 3-5 days and you have to avoid sun exposure for a minimum of 5 days after that too, sun protection with a good sunscreen with an SPF of 30-50 is essential. The resulting outcome with the other laser treatments and micro needling is quite satisfactory.
Your dermatologist will explain to you pre-procedure and post-procedure skin care, which is an essential step of treatment. There are no shortcuts, we don’t have any magic wands to give instant results. Patience is very essential for good results, it also matters your trust and faith in your doctor.
Do discuss all details with your Skin Specialist in Ludhiana if any doubts, questions, any queries, that need to be clarified, this will help you understand your treatment better and make you confident too. Do not shy away from discussing.
👉 Don’t delay the treatment of pimples also known as acne, no acne means no scars
👉 Don’t delay the treatment of the scars, if once formed, it’s difficult to treat and give good results when the scars have been present for a long time
👉 Regular treatment with regular follow-ups is key to good results
👉 Be patient (don’t you think that’s why a patient is called a patient) Patience is the key to a good treatment outcome.
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