Scar Reduction Treatment
What happens when you get affected by a pimple? Your skin gets swollen and infected and at that time nodules along with cysts can develop and break. When the acne is severe and deep enough, the facial tissue can be injured. It causes damage to the tissues and cells of the skin. A functional tissue will reinstate the damaged component. These tissues become the acne scars.
An acne scar, just like any scar, is the unpleasant consequence of a healed wound, or in this case, acne. Depending on the sternness of your acne, the scars can be quite not easy to remove. Luckily, there are several procedures you can choose from for removing acne scars.
Types of Scar
First of all, note that there are three types of scars, explicitly the following.
- A tropic Scars- there are either flat or depressed scars, it is further classified in to ice pick scars, Boxcar scars and rolling scars.
- Hypertrophic scars- there are an elevated and raised scar that happens because of excessive tissues healing response.
- Keloid scars- there are raised and thick scars which extend beyond the site of infection or injury, it might be painful or itchy at times.
Treatment for Acne Scars
Below are the measures that can be employed for improving acne scars. All of these treatments are proven to be effectual. However, ensure that you first consult your dermatologist and that you choose the correct treatment.
- Topical solutions: These are ointments applied to the scarred area. These aim to hydrate the skin and eliminate dead skin cells, resulting in rejuvenating the skin and scars. Niacinamide topical cream vitamin-c, Retnoids revealed in academic studies to effectively fade scarring...plus has the added bonus that it avoids more acne from forming.
- Silicone sheets: Although it is not known for sure how these work, studies show that they are helpful for diminishing and Keloidal Scars.
- Microdermabrasion: This is a process where a dermatologist gets rid of the outer layer of the scarred skin. These Results in the growth of healthier skin which in turn leads to reduction of scars.
- Chemical peeling: This is a method for improving acne scar using Trichloroacetic Acid, Alpha hydroxy acid and Phenol. The solution exfoliates the outer layers of the damaged skin. In this procedure, the removed damaged skin cells are replaced with new skin cells. This, in effect, results in reduced acne scars.
- Intralesional injections- Here, injections are given into scar tissue (keloid and hypertrophic scars) to reduce the size and growth of the tissue.
- Derma roller: derma roller is an instrument that has multiple tiny needles of 1-1.5mm length when this procedure is done; the needles try to create multiple micro injections to the top layer of the skin which helps can be also done along with PRP or other serums.
- Laser resurfacing: This procedure is carried out by a cosmetic surgeon. In this process, a concentrated laser beam marks the area to be treated. The laser energy penetrates the skin and vaporizes water, as well as the top layer of the skin while parting the deeper layers untouched. This method helps restore the skin's elasticity through the reduction of the collagen fibers contained in the skin layers.