Acne Scars

If you’re bothered by acne scars, there’s a simple and efficient way to get rid of them. Acne scars that form depressions in the skin can be reduced with treatment. Acne scars can also be safely reduced with treatment. There are several therapies available.

Laser treatments, minor skin surgeries, chemical peels, and fillers are some of the therapies available. These procedures can be done in a medical office by a dermatologist or a dermatologic surgeon.

Everything about Acne Scars


Acne scars are stubborn marks that are left once acne or pimple vanishes. They are quite frequent on the face, chest, and back. Between the ages of 11 and 30, around 80% of people will get acne, with one out of every five developing scarrings. Scar reduction needs the use of either over-the-counter drugs or one or more dermatologist-assisted treatments.

Inflammation inside the dermis ( Inner Layer of Skin ) is responsible for acne scars and is predicted to impact 95% of persons with acne vulgaris. The scar is caused by abnormal healing and cutaneous irritation. Scarring is more common in severe acne, though it can happen in any kind of acne vulgaris. 

Acne scars are characterized based on whether an aberrant healing response to skin inflammation results in excessive collagen deposition or loss at the acne lesion site.

The cost of a derma roller treatment to remove acne scars ranges from approx. Rs. 7500 to Rs. 30000. The cost of PRP microneedling for acne scars varies between Rs. 9500 and Rs. 60000. The cost of laser acne scar removal begins at Rs. 25000. The cost of dermal fillers for acne scars varies between Rs. 30000 and Rs. 48000. Acne scar surgery, such as subcision, costs between Rs. 4500 and Rs. 9500. TCA cross for acne scars costs somewhere between Rs. 3750 and Rs. 10500.

Treatment Type Cost of Treatment Wise (INR)
Derma Roller  Rs. 7500 to Rs. 30000
PRP Microneedling  Rs. 9500 and Rs. 60000
Laser Acne Scar Removal Starting from Rs 25,000
Dermal Fillers  Rs. 30000 and Rs. 48000
Subcision Rs. 4500 and Rs. 9500
TCA Cross  Rs. 3750 and Rs. 10500

You merely have an acne mark if your skin stays smooth in dark or red spots. Those markings aren't scars; they're only discolored for a short time. It takes around 3-6 months for the markings to fade.

Acne scars might fade over time on their own. However, unless therapy is sought, they will remain permanent. Some anti-aging serums and lotions can help reduce the appearance of scars on your face, but they may not fully eliminate them.

Yes, some pain is usual during and after treatment. Changes in skin tone, whether darker or lighter, is another issue.

Scars form while your body attempts to heal the acne. Whether and how much scaring you have your particular body responds to a wound determines. The repair process involves the development of collagen. If the collagen is too high, elevated scars will form. Other cicatric conditions are characterized by tissue loss that causes pits or skin indentations.

Acne scars, like papules, pustulas, or cysts, are typically the result of an inflamed lesion. Blemishes develop inflamed when the follicle, or pore, becomes clogged with excess oil, dead skin cells, and germs. The pore expands, creating a follicular wall breach.

If the rupture happens close to the skin’s surface, the lesion is generally small and heals fast. When there is a deep rupture in the follicular wall, more severe lesions develop. Infected material leaks into the dermis, destroying good skin tissue.

The skin creates new collagen fibers in order to heal the damage caused to the dermis. The fibrous protein which offers strength and flexibility to the skin is Collagen. Sadly, the repair job performed never appears as perfect and smooth as before.

 

Acne-prone skin needs specific attention whether you’re an adolescent or an adult. If you’re having trouble controlling your acne, you should see a dermatologist figure out a proper treatment strategy. Consider adopting a few important actions to manage your acne flare-ups all at once. Consider the following dos and don’ts.

  • Do Consult a Dermatologist

It may be time to contact a dermatologist if you are having acne for the first time or if you have recurrent outbreaks that haven’t responded to over-the-counter therapy. These dermatologists have experience treating acne, Hair Loss and other skin problems. A dermatologist can assess your situation and determine whether you have an underlying issue that is causing your breakouts. They can create a treatment plan that is tailored to your needs.

  • Remember not to Stress

Excessive physical and mental stress is bad for your health and might make your symptoms worse. Stress can cause skin cells to die, which can contribute to oily skin and acne breakouts. Inflammation of the skin can also be caused by stress hormones. Manage your stress if you find your acne flare-ups occur when you’re anxious. Use relaxation techniques that are effective for you. Consider exercising, doing yoga, and reading, listening to music, or engaging in any other relaxing activity. If you’re stressed, make sure you get enough sleep, since this may also assist.

  • Remove all of your makeup before going to bed 

You could forget to remove your makeup before crawling into bed if you’re weary after a long, hard day. This, however, is a mistake that acne-prone skin should avoid. Makeup residue can inhibit your skin from regenerating itself, and pollutants can clog pores and cause outbreaks. Before going to bed, remove your makeup with a light makeup remover.

  • Do Wash your sheets and pillowcases on a regular basis

Unclean linens frequently result in dirty skin. Your pillowcase and sheet may transmit bacteria and germs to your skin, producing acne outbreaks. Regularly cleaning your bed linens will ensure that they are clean.

  • After you’ve worked out, don’t forget to wash your face

If you’ve been sweating, your skin will absorb the perspiration and pollutants, perhaps resulting in an acne outbreak. Give your skin a thorough washing after an exercise or any other activity that causes you to sweat. Always remember to be gentle and avoid scrubbing.

  • Don’t experiment with a new acne treatment every week

You may feel irritated with your existing medicine or therapies in your fight against acne. You must, however, give the therapy time to work. It may take a few months for certain acne drugs and solutions to show substantial improvements. Your skin may become extremely sensitive and inflamed if you continually switch treatments and drugs. Continue taking your prescription for a few weeks. Consult your board-certified dermatologist doctor if the outcomes are not satisfactory. He or she could then suggest a better option.

The misconceptions about acne scars are listed below.

  • Acne is a contagious skin condition
  • It's practically hard to avoid acne scars
  • A pimple can be removed by popping it
  • Acne scars are permanent

 

You’re likely to develop more than one sort of acne scar if you have acne. Rarely does someone have just boxcar scars, keloid scars, or other scars? Each of these can be successfully addressed to differing degrees.

1. Scarring that is atrophic or depressed

Atrophic scarring is flat, with little depression under the top skin layer. Severe cystic acne is the most prevalent cause of these scars. Other forms of acne, however, can also cause them.

Atrophic acne scars can have a variety of appearances based on a person’s acne history. Atrophic scars are divided into three categories:

  • Ice Pick – The shaft of an ice pick tool is broad and narrows as it approaches the tip. This form of acne scar is shaped like a tool, with a large opening at the top that narrows to a point as it penetrates further into the skin. This type of scar is prevalent, yet it’s also one of the most difficult to heal. Your forehead and top cheekbones, where your skin is thinner, are where you'll locate them.
  • Rolling – These scars usually exist with your skin thicker on the lower cheekbones and jaw. The margins are inclined and make the skin seem wavy and unbalanced.
  • Boxcar – Boxcar scars have sharper-edged indents. Such edges dig into the skin deep. The lower checks and the jaw usually cause these scars.

2. Scars that are hypertrophic or keloid in nature

These scar tissue lesions protrude from the skin. They occur when fibrous tissues, such as collagen, in the skin's area, are overgrown. Usually, these scars are seen in chest, back, hip, and jaw lines and might be uncomfortable, itchy, or hurting.

Therapies

Treatments with therapies and lasers

Erbium YAG lasers, carbon dioxide (CO2) lasers, and pulsed dye lasers are some of the most frequent lasers used to treat acne scars. Each of these devices is designed to address the exact type of scarring you have.

  • Ablative laser resurfacing

An erbium YAG or carbon dioxide CO2 laser is used for ablative resurfacing. The goal of this laser therapy is to remove the whole top layer of your skin in the scarred region. The redness caused by ablative lasers might last anywhere from 3 to 10 days.

  • Non-ablative laser resurfacing 

Infrared lasers are used in this sort of laser acne scar therapy. The heat from these lasers is intended to promote collagen formation and foster new cell development to repair damaged or scarred tissue.

  • Fractionated laser treatment

Fractional lasers (Fraxel) stimulate the tissue under your scar to eliminate darkly pigmented cells underneath the top layer of skin. This type of laser can help with scars like boxcar and ice pick scars.

With some of the best-performing medicated face peels, you can get rid of cystic acne, acne vulgaris, acne spots, and scars. They are:

  • Azelic M Peel 

This is a stronger azelaic acid that aids in bacterial reduction (that gets aggravated in acne).

  • Black Peel 

A natural organic peel based on black vinegar, Black Peel aids in the reduction of inflammatory acne lesions.

  • Yellow Peel 

It includes retinol, which aids in the treatment of acne scars as well as the prevention of scarring in active acne.

  • Nomelan Peel 

This is a combination of many remedies that are used to treat aggressive acne and acne scarring, particularly recalcitrant scarring.

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Topical medications

Doctors and dermatologists may recommend oral medicines to treat acne scars in more severe situations. This is because oral drugs reduce the quantity of sebum (oil) produced by the skin. Pores are less prone to clog and transform into acne if the skin generates less sebum.

Acne scars can be treated with many of the same drugs used to treat acne. Antibiotics, contraceptives, anti-androgen medicines, salicylic acid, azelaic acid, and retinoids are only a few examples of them.

The oral retinoid isotretinoin (Absorica) is used to treat severe cystic acne. Retinoids and retinol are vitamins A compounds or relatives that function by promoting cell turnover and inhibiting oil formation. Isotretinoin should not be taken by pregnant women since it has been linked to birth abnormalities. While using this medicine, contraception should be utilized. Mood swings, light sensitivity, and skin dryness are all frequent retinoid adverse effects. Isotretinoin is discussed in depth in this article.

The best approach to find out if oral drugs are the proper treatment option for you is to speak with a healthcare expert.

Oral medications

Doctors and dermatologists may recommend oral medicines to treat acne scars in more severe situations. This is because oral drugs reduce the quantity of sebum (oil) produced by the skin. Pores are less prone to clog and transform into acne if the skin generates less sebum.

Acne scars can be treated with many of the same drugs used to treat acne. Antibiotics, contraceptives, anti-androgen medicines, salicylic acid, azelaic acid, and retinoids are only a few examples of them.

The oral retinoid isotretinoin (Absorica) is used to treat severe cystic acne. Retinoids and retinol are vitamins A compounds or relatives that function by promoting cell turnover and inhibiting oil formation. Isotretinoin should not be taken by pregnant women since it has been linked to birth abnormalities. While using this medicine, contraception should be utilized. Mood swings, light sensitivity, and skin dryness are all frequent retinoid adverse effects. Isotretinoin is discussed in depth in this article.

The best approach to find out if oral drugs are the proper treatment option for you is to speak with a healthcare expert.

At Urban Skin and Hair Clinic, we have all the latest and best equipment to manage acne scars. For best results, our team of doctors may combine more than one procedure for scar reduction.

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