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How To Deal With Acne Scar?

Written By Dr. Kiran On February 28, 2022

Why are pimples coming on the face?

There are many After-effects or Consequences that come after Pimples:

Redness or Blemishes are most commonly seen in Indian skin. This red color stain remains on the face, or it is seen as a brown or black pigmentation which is due to the deposition of a pigment called Melanin. Generally, the reason behind this happening is Sunlight or Environmental Pollution. This condition is called post-inflammatory erythema or post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation.

Home remedies to get rid of pimples

  • Always wash the face with a Gentle Cleanser so that the face does not get excessive irritation and your face does not get stains and pits.
  • Stay away from the rays of the sun as much as possible, because due to the rays of the sun, the redness increases and due to this there can be irritation on the face (Avoid Exposure from sunlight).
  • Maintain a good diet.

This problem is also cured with the cream given by the doctor. By applying that cream, the problem of your pimples will go away to a great extent because those creams contain causic acid or retinols, due to which pimples are less than fresh. Your doctor may recommend chemical peels, Laser treatments, injection treatments and many more treatments if that cream doesn't go away completely even after applying the cream.

Sometimes when post inflammatory erythema or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation occurs, retinoids or LASER, or photofacial (IPL) treatment is given.

Another way is the type of scars, in which after the pimples are gone, the skin either comes up or goes down and becomes pits. The pits that form are called acne scars.

There are many types of Acne Scars(Atrophic scars)

  • Ice Pick scars: In this type of scars, the depth of the pit is high and the pit goes down linearly.
  • Box or Round scars: In this type of scars, the pits are shallow, the pits are spread. These are also called craters.

It is important to know these types because different treatments are used for different scars.

Tips To Avoid Acne Scars

  • Preventing pimples reduces the chances of getting scars.
  • Home remedies do not work many times, and it is the desire of doctors that if there are pits, then consult the nearest Dermatologist and get them fixed as soon as possible.

Different Methods of Treatment:

  • For ice pick scars, instead of using LASER treatment, a treatment called TCA Cross is used, in which a chemical liquid is injected into the scars and over the time those scars are filled and completely healed.
  • For box type scars, a treatment called Subscision is done in which the skin around the scar is loosened and by doing that the process of healing starts faster in the skin.
  • CO2 Fractional LASER, Micro needling, Vampire Facelift, and PRP are several treatments that are used as a combo to treat patients over the time.
  • Elevated or hypertrophic scars, such scars usually occur on the nose and chin. Creams do not work to cure this and are caused by the use of RF or LASER.


Prevention To Avoid Acne Scars

  • Stop Popping Pimples, by doing this the pits on the face can increase and the amount of pimples can also increase.
  • If you have pimples, get it cured by your nearest Dermatologist or Skin Doctor as soon as possible and do not boil it by yourself at home. Due to bursting of pimple at home, many times the amount of pimple starts increasing due to decrease in the face.
  • To avoid acne scars or pits on the face, stop the pimple, to do this you keep your skin.

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Dr. Kiran Chotaliya

M.D. (Skin & V.D.),
Dermatologist and Hair Transplant Surgeon

Dr Kiran Chotaliya is a renowned Dermatologist and Hair Transplant surgeon based in Pune. With experience of more than ten years, he is well-versed with new technologies, treatments, and research.

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