After healing acne with the help of a dermatologist, you might see some scarring on your skin. The possibility of this is quite high during the aging period. This is because aging is characterized by declining collagen that plays an important role in healing and revival. Another cause of acne scar is the severe intensity of acne. A scar might look reddish in appearance and might give rise to pain, itching, inflammation, and swelling.
Laser Acne Skin Resurfacing is considered very safe. However a transient pigmentation change, swelling, and discomfort in the treated area may be expected. We will be happy to tell you more about your treatment and what you can expect during your free consultation.
Some patients return to work the same day after their acne scar removal procedure, although it is some times the case that deeper acne scars require a more aggressive treatment that may involve a longer recovery time that canlast up to several days.
Topical medications such as exfoliating tretinoin (the main ingredient in Retin A) and alpha hydroxy acids, the bleaching agent hydroquinone and lightening vitamin C serums.
Injectables to fill in depressions, including fat and collagen as well as products like Artefill, Sculptra, and hyaluronic acid fillers such as Restylane and Juvederm. (Laviv may soon be another available treatment.)
Another drastic acne scar removal technique is punch grafts. Thisis a process where small skin grafts are taken and used to replace scarred skin. This acne scar removal technique is usually used to remove deep acnescars.
Acne scars are caused by over-reactive inflammation at a cellular level, causing darkened (post inflammatory hyperpigmentation) or lightened pigmented areas, disruption of collagen fibers and an overproduction of scar tissue. However, inflammation which alters the collagen structure can create a pock mark or other unsightly scar. The damage may even affect the melanin production in your skin resulting in a lightened, hypopigmented area. Hypopigmentation is more difficult to correct than hyperpigmentation but there are treatments available.
The acne scar removal treatment is actually chosen as per the severity of the scars, the skin type, and the scar type. In some cases, even the spot of scars help in determining the suitable removal treatment. It is found that removing scars from the back and chest is much tough as compared to facial scars.