Types of Acne Scars and their treatment
Acne is the most talked about teenage problem, and when they are gone they leave behind scar which is another challenge to deal with. In some case, such scars become the root cause of other problems like depression, stress and anxiety. In such cases, there is an urgent need for treatment. To begin with, first, it’s important to identify the type and thereafter its treatment.
There are primarily 2 categories:
- Atrophic scars which include Boxcar, icepick and rolling scars – these are depressions on the skin surface which are caused due to insufficient production of collagen when inflamed acne was healing.
- Hypertrophic scars which include keloids and they are rare – these are caused by the overproduction of collagen that leads to the development of a raised scar.
Treatment of Acne scar
Having such blemishes on the face invites unwanted attention which often leads to stress and depression. Despite having psychological effects NHS considers its treatment as cosmetic and usually refers to a dermatologist or in severe cases to an aesthetic surgeon.
At Renew Skin and Health Clinic different type of treatments are offered after analysing the type of acne scar. Microneedling with Plasma Rich Platelet is a most effective technique for kicking up the self-recovery process of the body whereas in some cases CO2 laser is used. These are quick recovery processes that take a good part of the year. On the other hand, the human body has a self-recovery process which helps in getting rid of these scars on their own over a long period of time.
Nevertheless, the scar removal procedure is not performed without previously undergoing a specialized consultation performed by our doctor who will assess your medical history and based on that, decides whether you are an ideal candidate for any of the various types of scar revision treatments available at our cosmetic centre.
What to do before undergoing scar treatment
Before considering treatment, it is always advised by doctors to wait for acne to settle. Treatment on live acne can make the situation worse and similarly in case of regular breakouts. At Renew Skin and Health Clinic, our doctor always advises consulting a dermatologist for breakouts, before any scar treatment can be started.