Acne is a common skin problem and acne scars are stubborn to deal with. They look bad and can be of different types, demanding a unique approach to treatment. When it comes to an acne scar, one size fits all. Depending upon the frequency of acne, the intensity of scarring, and the reoccurrence of acne, the dermatologist would take a personalized approach to treat your acne scars.
While there are several home-based acne scar treatments, they might not work effectively every time. Thankfully, there are many advanced acne treatments available that offer guaranteed results in most cases.
Some of the advanced methods to remove acne scars include:
Soft tissue fillers
In this method, dermatologists inject soft tissues under the skin where the scar is. The soft tissue can be any ranging from collagen, fat, and other substances. When injected under the skin, this soft tissue raises the skin and covers the scarred portion. This is not a permanent treatment for acne scars removal and might result in a change in skin color.
One of the most effective and dependable methods of acne scar removal is laser surfacing, the demand for this method is increasing as it offers guaranteed results. It is often accompanied by dermabrasion and shows promising results, however, for those with dark skin and a history of keloids, there are some side effects to be wary of.
Injecting steroids under the skin below the scar is also an effective treatment. Again, this is a temporary treatment and must be repeated from time to time. The color of the skin also changes at the site where steroids are injected.
If you have severe acne scarring, dermabrasion is a reliable method. This is a clinical procedure that must be performed by an experienced dermatologist exclusively. In this procedure, dermatologists use a device that rotates rapidly and scrubs the area of the scar. As the top layer is removed, the presence of the scar becomes less noticeable. The two known side effects of this procedure are scarring and a change in skin color.
As the name suggests, dermatologists poke the skin with a special device. The aim is to induce the production of collagen over the scarred area and make the skin even. There is no change in color and the results are fine. You may have to repeat the procedure a few times before you achieve the best results.
If you have puckering skin around the scar, BOTOX is your answer. When injected, Botox affects the skin surrounding the scar which then raises to cover the scarring tissues, making it less visible.
These are some advanced treatments for removing acne scars that offer promising results. Your dermatologist would examine the scarring and recommend you the best treatment.
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