Acne Scars

Introduction to Acne Scars

Acne or Pimple heal with a scar in 95% of patients suffering from Acne Vulgaris.

A lot of patients get treated for Acne with medications but often neglect to treat the acne scars. It is important to treat the scar as early as possible. Once the Acne scars mature they become more resistant to treatment.

Acne eruptions heal by destroying the deep tissue and collagen in the skin which results in uneven skin and various types of acne scars.

The Good news is that most of the Acne scars are treatable although the treatment may require multiple sessions and a multi modality approach.

Our team at Kalpana aesthetics specialises in acne scarring, providing an extensive range of treatments for this particular indication. It is an indication which we frequently address and treat, and have seen some great results with.



Types of Acne Scars

Acne scars are treatable Before you try to treat your scars, it’s important to know what type they are. Each type responds to treatment differently, and some treatments are better for particular types than others.

Atrophic or depressed scars : These are most common on the face. A depressed scar sits below the surrounding skin. They’re formed when not enough collagen is made while the wound is healing. There are three types of atrophic scars: 

Boxcar Scars - These are wide, U-shaped scars that have sharp edges. They can be shallow or deep. The shallower they are, the better they respond to skin resurfacing treatments.

Ice pick ScarsIce pick scars are narrow, V-shaped scars that can go deep into the skin. They can look like small round or oval holes, like a chickenpox scar. These are the most difficult scars to treat because they can extend far under the surface of the skin.

Rolling ScarsThese are wide depressions that typically have rounded edges and an irregular, rolling appearance.

Hypertrophic or raised scarsThese scars are most common with chest and back acne. They stand above the surface of the surrounding skin and are caused by too much collagen during healing.

Dark spotsDiscoloration left behind after a zit has cleared isn’t a scar. The purple, red, or brown marks will fade over a few months on their own. 



Treatments Available for Acne Scar


Medical Treatment

Acne medications work by reducing oil production, speeding up skin cell turnover, fighting bacterial infection or reducing inflammation — which helps prevent scarring.

With most prescription acne drugs, you may not see results for four to eight weeks, and your skin may get worse before it gets better. It can take many months or years for your acne to clear up completely.

Acne medical treatment has to highly customized according to the skin type and severity of the condition.

Book a consultation and discuss your problem in detail.



Microdermabrasion

Targeting skin conditions that were traditionally believed to only affect those of fairer skin tones, but have since been proven to affect patients of colour.

Face veins and redness as conditions are not a health risk, but can cause emotional or psychological distress to the individual and can prove to be difficult to mask by makeup and creams. Pulsed Dy...



Laser and Light Therapy

Lasers are highly concentrated beams of light which carry light energy to the target tissue. 

The mechanism of Lasers is easy to understand. Just like a piece paper absorbs sunlight and heats up according to its color, various pigments present in the skin absorb laser light selectively. ...



Chemical Peel

A Chemical Peel treatment is a process to improve the appearance of skin of face, neck and hands by applying a chemical solution to remove the outer damaged skin revealing a new skin layer with improved tone, texture, and color. A chemical peel enhances and smooths the texture of the skin. It is an effective treatment for facial blemishes, wrinkles, and uneven skin pigmentation. ...



Collagen Induction Therapy 

Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) aka micro-needling is done with a Dermaroller device. It is a hand-held roller-device covered in micro-needles, needles ranging in length from 0.25 mm to 1.5 mm, which is rolled over the skin.

This creates very tiny skin punctures on the skin which trigger ...