Acne (Pimples) Scar Treatment

Most of us suffer from acne during adolescence. Unlike what many believe, acne can happen to anyone, at any age, and even in later years.

Acne is a skin concern which emerges due to the overproduction of oil by the skin’s oil glands. While the skin sebum is required to lubricate the skin, it sometimes gets trapped in blocked oil ducts, giving rise to pimples.

Hormonal changes also cause the obstruction of sebaceous glands in the skin. The damage that occurs in and around the pilosebaceous unit, during the acne process causes acne scarring. It is one of the most dreaded outcomes of inflammatory lesions and has a profound impact on the psychological, professional and social lives of a person.

There are various treatments to treat acne scars. A few such methods include:

  • Excision
  • Punch excision
  • Subcision
  • Dermabrasion
  • Chemical peeling
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Ablative lasers
  • Non- ablative laser
  • Fractional laser

Most of these treatments are ineffective and can lead to severe health risks. Additionally, the cost and duration involved with these treatments make it far from ideal.

One of the most popular treatments that have shown amazing results is the laser treatment.

Laser Treatment For Acne Scars:

Laser treatment for acne scars has been proven to be the best available treatment to remove stubborn acne scars completely.

Laser and intense pulsed light (IPL) is a revolutionary, non-evasive treatment that offers a permanent solution to acne scarring. Laser scar treatment uses short pulses of micro-fine laser light, to reach deeply into the skin’s top layer. The body’s natural healing process sweeps away the damaged tissue. It then rebuilds it with new collagen, to reveal the new skin beneath. It is a fast and simple procedure that can be done in less than 40 minutes, depending on the size of the area to be treated.

Four to six treatments, over a period of two months are enough to diminish the scars completely. Moreover, the skin will appear replenished and rejuvenated with a more even texture. The Laser scar treatment works on many skin types, including very pale or very dark skin. Laser resurfacing will not just address the issue of acne scars, but will also improve the appearance of sun damaged skin.

Acne scar varies in terms of color.

  • Red acne scars are dealt with laser therapies, like pulsed dye laser (PDL), potassium, titanyl phosphate (KTP), and intense pulsed light (IPL). PDL is most effective for treating red acne scars.
  • Brown or dark acne scars can be treated with IPL, quality switched (Q switched) microsecond pulsed and yttrium scandium garnet.
  • White acne scar is best treated with fractional ablative lasers.