Acne Scars-Treatment

Acne Scars

Once you dermatologist has managed to control your acne and obtained remission the next most important step is the treatment of the scars left behind by the disease. This is best achieved by a trained dermatologists or plastic surgeon. Below listed are some of the most commonly used acne scar treatments.

Soft tissue fillers

As most acne scars are pitted collagen or fat can be injected under the skin and into scars to fill out or stretch the skin. This makes the scars less noticeable. Results from this acne scar treatment are temporary, so you need to repeat the injections periodically.

Chemical peels

The darkest part of an acne scar is the superficial melanin layers and high-potency acid is applied to your skin to remove the top layer and minimize deeper scars. Some dermatologists may even use stronger peels reach even deeper into the skin. This treatment may cause slight discomfort and burning sensation and may cause an exacerbation of scarring.


This treatment is usually reserved for more severe scarring. It basically involves removing the top layer of skin with a rapidly rotating fine wire brush. Surface scars are usually completely removed. Dermabrasion may cause pigmentation changes in Indians with darker skin.


This is a relatively new technique of acne scar treatment. A hand held device is used to blow crystals onto the skin. These crystals gently shave away the scar tissue and “polish" the skin's surface. A vacuum tube is then used to remove the crystals and skin cells. As this device causes a highly controlled skin shaving just the surface cells are removed, the skin isn't damaged. However, results are very subtle and scars may still be noticeable, even after several sessions.

Laser, light source and radiofrequency treatments

Laser resurfacing involves a very high focused laser beam to cause destruction of the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and heats the underlying skin (dermis). As the wound heals, new skin forms.

 Less intense lasers and radiofrequency devices don't injure the epidermis. These treatments heat the dermis and cause new skin formation. Multiple sessions are necessary before results become evident and acne scars may appear less noticeable.

Skin surgery

This is usually undertaken by a plastic surgeon. It involves a minor procedure (punch excision, cutting out individual acne scars. Stitches or a skin graft repairs the hole left at the scar site.

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