Acne Scars

Acne Scars

Acne scars are the scars which take place after the severe or chronic acne. These scars are of different types ranging from deep pits to deep scars which generally have wavelike or angular appearance. They differ in depth, type, and size.

Acne is caused due to multiple factors. Overproduction of sebum which is a normal oil present in the skin that will increase under the influence of hormones when coupled with the insufficient shedding of dead skin cells, plugs the hair follicles. The plugged follicle can become inflamed and have increased growth of Propionibacterium acnes (normal skin bacteria).

When acne become chronic in nature it results in scarring which can appear to be depressions in the skin or hyperpigmentation, so minimizing the breakouts is important. Acne is disturbing and a very common skin disease which makes a person feel unhappy due to their appearance. Most people with spots are facing a medical condition called acne vulgaris. 

Acne Scars and its types

Generally, if we consider acne scars, individual acne lesions last less than 2 weeks but if we talk about deeper papules and nodules, they may last for months or years, will be painful and may leave scars as well. Many patients who have oily skin (seborrhoea) face the problem of acne. There are several types of acne spots that occur, some of them may be inflamed papules, painful nodules, and pustules or non-inflamed pseudocysts and comedones.

Treatment for Acne Scars

The Royal Lush Skin, Hair & Laser Clinic provides different, effective and advanced treatment options to treat stubborn acne scars under the guidance of Dr. Syed Nazim Hussain. The treatments include the following -

1. Topical treatments/Over-the-counter or prescription creams, ointments, lotions or gels:
They are specifically formulated to eradicate or smoothen slight marks that are caused by wounds or minor injuries. While acne scars don't typically fade on their own, you can get the help of topical treatments, ointments, gels that can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars by applying them daily as per the prescription by the concerned skin doctor. Keep your acne scars at bay with prescription creams, cleansers and lotions that will ward off all the blemishes and help you to repair those acne scars you have.

2. Dermabrasion:
It is a skin treatment that involves the removal of the uppermost layer of the skin which is also known as abrasion. It requires anesthesia. 

3. Laser Treatment:
It is a revolutionary treatment and one of the most popular options for improving the appearance of rough looking skin surface. Laser therapy is also useful for restoring sun-damaged skin, wrinkles and aging skin. It is also an ideal solution to treat stubborn acne scars and provide scar-free appearance and more even skin tone.

4. Punch Technique:
This technique involves cosmetic surgery the doctor conducts using a punch tool for deep scars. It causes small scars on the skin of the patient. These scars are then later improved by involving scar removing procedures such as laser therapy or microdermabrasion to reduce the appearance of the acne scars.

5. Steroid injections:
These injections are helpful to treat scars that stick out, such as keloids or hypertrophic scars. Doctor may use steroid injections on its own or may combine it with other treatments.