About Acne Scars

A scar is a mark on the skin characterized by its difference in texture and sometimes even in color from the surrounding skin. While some scars are caused due to external accidents such as burns or injuries, the most common reason behind marks on the face is acne. They leave behind extended and complicated types of scars in the form of pits which hamper your skin appeal to a large extent.

The infection caused by the acne can set into the deeper layers of the skin, which is often accompanied by inflammation. When the pimple starts to disappear, the natural healing process of the skin is hampered leading to pits and depressed scars on the skin. There are different degrees to the way they hamper the beauty of your face and dealing with them in the most effective manner is vital to improve the appearance of your skin.

Different Types of Acne Scars

Atrophic scars (depressed scars) are caused by lack of collagen production when the skin heals from injuries. Ice-pick, boxcar, and rolling scars are the different versions of depressed scars. The other form of scars is the hypertrophic type which is formed when the skin produces excess collagen leading to the formation of a raised, keloidal scar.

  • Rolling scars
  • Ice-pick scars
  • Boxcar scars, and
  • Keloidal scars

Treatment Options Available At Keha

Subcision

Subcision is a simple surgical procedure used to treat ‘depressed scars’. It helps in raising the volume of the skin under the scars and gives permanent results. The treatment is faster and more visible than all the other treatments and has no risk of hyper-pigmentation due to inflammation.

Scar excision

Scar excision or revision is a surgical procedure that alters the appearance of the scar. It is beneficial in improving the appearance and restoring both form and function of the skin. Scar excision is perfect for anyone who is bothered by a scar anywhere on their body. It is effective for most scars, including keloidal scars.

Intralesional injections

This procedure uses a corticosteroid solution which is injected directly into a keloidal scar. After this, the scar becomes less noticeable and eventually flattens in three to six months. This treatment is considered the gold standard for keloidal scars and can reduce the scars significantly in just one or two injections.

Dermal fillers

In this procedure, soft tissue fillers are injected into the skin to raise the volume loss caused by acne. It creates a smoother and even appearance. The best part of using fillers is that they are long-lasting, some of them lasting up to 5 years. Also, it is relatively inexpensive compared to other treatments.

Chemical peels

This procedure uses various chemical solutions to remove the outer layer of the skin. The new skin is smoother and appears less scarred, thus improving its beauty and aesthetic appeal. The best part of this is that the new skin will have a more youthful texture with a uniform color pattern that blends with the untreated skin.

Laser resurfacing

It is a treatment where a laser instrument is used to remove the upper layers of the skin from acne scarring. It stimulates the skin in the treated area to heal in a smoother appearance.
Compared to surgeries and other skin procedures, lasers have a lesser downtime and involves lesser tissue damage.

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