Acne Scar Treatment in Pune
What is Acne Scar?
Acne scar is permanent structural damage that happened on the skin after the healing of Pimples/ Acne.
Grade 1 or grade 2 acne in the form of small comedones, whiteheads, or blackheads doesn’t leave significant scars on the face as they are quite superficial and doesn’t invade the deeper layers of skin.
However, Cystic and nodulocystic Acne has infection involving the deeper layers of our skin including the Dermis which is the second most important layer of our skin. The dermis contains important skin cells called collagen and elastin fibers which are responsible for the firmness and tightness of the skin.
Deeper-level skin infections cause the destruction and breakage of elastin and collagen tissues, which leads to the formation of fibrous scars after the healing of Cystic acne.
What are the different types of Acne scars & What type of acne scar do you have?
Ice pick scars look very tiny, like a round hole from the upper layer of skin, but it is usually very, deep, conical, and triangular invading the deeper dermis. Treating Ice pick scars is very challenging and doesn’t give great results after treatment.
Box scars are depressed, round, or oval scars with well-defined margins which form craters in the skin. These scars are wider than Ice-pick scars and can be shallower or deeper depending upon the severity of the Cyst. These scars can be treated very well with combination treatments like Microneedle RF, PRP, Derma roller, and Fractional co2 lasers which are the most advanced treatment options for treating stubborn and deep scars.
Rolling scars are a very common type of scar left after the healing of infective acne. Rolling scars are shallow, tethered, uneven scars that can give the best results after Laser treatment. Microneedle Rf laser when combined with PRP [Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy] gives the best results for Acne scars. A Minimum of 2 to 3 sessions are required to get the best results after treatment which can vary depending upon individual skin collagen demodulation capacity and lifestyle.
Hypertrophic scars are often raised and elevated scars that are most commonly formed on bony prominences of skin like on the Nose, Chin areas. These scars are formed due to the excess formation of granulation and fibrous tissue at the site of infection. These patients may have a tendency to form hypertrophic scars after any injury. These type of scars are quite challenging to treat and often needs invasive lasers such as Fractional CO2 laser which causes the removal of excess skin tissue by abrading it. Strict photoprotection is advised after the treatment to get the best results of treatment and to avoid post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Best Acne Scar Treatment in Pune
We at Eva Skin Clinic, offer complete Acne Scar Treatment in Pune and PCMC. The best choice of Acne scar treatment depends upon the individual type of scar and the patient skin’s collagen demodulation capacity. Patients having better skin healing, and a healthy lifestyle can get the best results after treatment. One has to first know their Acne scar type and accordingly can plan treatment after meeting with the best skin doctor near you. Multiple treatments can be planned in the same session based on the requirement. Visit our clinic today for a complete consultation and the best outcomes!
Faqs:- Related to Acne and Acne scars
- Will my acne scar go completely after laser treatment?
Acne scar is permanent structural damage that happened on the skin after the healing of Pimples. Scar tissue is not the same as the original skin. It is tough and tethered due to reformed collagen under the skin. During laser skin resurfacing treatments Laser energy is given to create some form of injury underneath the skin, which stimulate skin healing and thus helps in the formation of new collagen and elastin tissue underneath the scar, which helps to reduce its depth after multiple sessions.
Results of Acne scar treatment vary from person to person based on individual skin healing and type of treatment combined. One can expect a significant reduction in the depth of acne scars so that it becomes le visible from a social distance. You can visit our specialty skin clinic to get affordable laser treatment for acne scars in Pune and PCMC.
- Are there any side effects of doing laser on the Skin?
Laser treatment is a modern age tool to treat your acne scars as normal traditional ways of skin treatment like Oral and topical scar-reducing creams have limitations to treat scars as they cannot penetrate through the skin.
A gold standard, US FDA-approved laser is ideal to go under the guidance and supervision of well-experienced Dermatologists and skin care professionals.
Acne scar lasers are invasive and involve some downtime after treatment like redness, inflammation, and bruising as laser causes induced trauma to the skin.
But, these changes are part of treatment and resolve in 3 to 4 days with proper skin care and the use of broad-spectrum sunscreen.
- What are the checkpoints before and after Laser treatment?
- One should not have a keloid-forming tendency of skin if planning for invasive laser treatment for reducing Acne scars.
- One should not be on any blood thinners or anti-coagulants before doing invasive laser treatment as it may hamper skin healing.
- A skin priming with the right sunscreen should be done at least 20 days before treatment.
- In case of a recent tanning episode, the laser should be avoided.
- Laser done for reducing Acne scars does involve some downtime like redness, and inflammation for 3 to 4 days. Hence, one should not go for this treatment if having any important event lined up at the same time duration.
- One should not go for Laser treatment, if having any active infections in the area being treated, like Herpes, Cystic acne, Eczema, Psoriasis, etc. Invasive lasers can cause secondary infection when done in such cases and can call for complications.
- Before laser treatment, the skin should be completely hydrated with no irritation, dryness, or sensitivity. If any, the laser should be avoided.
Visit our skin clinic today for complete Acne Scar Treatment in Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad!