Acne – Scar Treatment

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Who Gets Acne Scars? How to Treat Acne Scars?

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Acne is a common condition in society. Acne scars also create unhappiness for many people afterwards. Even if the acne on your skin is cleared, some people may develop acne scars.

In some cases, the risk of acne scarring is high. For example;

  • Inflamed (reddish, swollen, and painful) pimples
  • If inflamed acne is not treated for a long time
  • If we squeeze, pluck and pop the acne
  • If we also have a genetic predisposition, there is a high probability of acne scarring.
  • Although we know the risks of acne scar formation, it is not possible to predict who will develop scars.
  • Even in people with all risk factors, scars may not occur.

Delaying acne treatment can cause serious acne scars and acne blemishes. Treating acne scars is not easy. Treatment with cosmetic products may not be possible. Therefore, you need to see a dermatologist for an effective acne treatment. After the examination, your doctor plans the appropriate treatment method for you in a holistic approach and tells you.

What are the types of acne scars?

Pimples penetrate deep into the skin and it causes damage to the skin and underlying tissue. When acne clears, the body tries to repair this damage.

Collagen is the substance that supports the skin in the healing process of wounds in the body. Collagen production is decisive in the formation of scars. More or less production of collagen determines the type of your acne scar. There are three main types of acne scars:

Ice pick scars: These are small deep holes that look like they were pierced with a sharp object on the surface of the skin and are difficult to treat.

Rolling scars: They form under the skin and roll onto the surface, creating an irregular appearance on the skin surface.

Boxcar scars: Oval or round depressions form on the skin. It is the type of acne scar that gives the best results in laser acne treatment.

How to Treat Acne Scars?

Acne scars affect many people and cause psychological problems. Acne scars are difficult to treat. Different methods are used for the treatment of acne scars. These methods are; subcision, chemical peeling, ablative and nonablative lasers, fillers, dermabrasion and punch excision.

While noninvasive or minimally invasive techniques such as microdermabrasion, chemical peeling and nonablative lasers are suitable for superficial scars, subcision, punch excision and skin resurfacing applications are applied alone or together with combination treatments for deeper scars.

Dermabrasion

Dermabrasion is a type of skin sanding procedure in general. It involves removing the top layer of skin using lasers or a specially made wire brush. It is most commonly used in the acne symptoms and in the treatment of acne scars or skin irregularities. It is effective in blemishes on the skin and improving the appearance of the skin.

You will feel slight pain during the application, simple painkillers may be sufficient. Healing of the wounds after the procedure may take 1-2 weeks depending on the region. During the first few months, your skin will be reddish. As you heal, you will notice a change in the appearance of your scars.

Laser Acne Scar Treatment
Laser therapy for acne scarring aims to minimize the appearance of scars from previous acne attacks. The laser light focuses on the upper layers of the skin and breaks up the scar tissue, enabling the proliferation of new healthy skin cells, thereby changing the appearance of acne scars.

After the laser, redness and burning sensation occur on the skin. It can vary from person to person, it usually disappears within a few days. The number of sessions varies according to the depth and prevalence of acne scars.

Can all acne scars be completely removed with laser?

The treatment is carried out for all acne scars and scars. However, laser application is not expected to remove all traces equally and completely. Depending on the skin type and scar type, it will look better than before, even if it is not completely removed.

How much can laser acne treatment cost?

The cost of your treatment may vary depending on various factors;

  • The number of scars you have treated
  • The size of the area to be treated
  • Number of treatments required
  • Our doctor’s level of experience
  • This treatment does not require long absences from work. You can go back to work after a day or two.

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion treatment; It is the process of peeling off the thick and irregular outer layer as a result of gentle sanding of the skin, revealing the underlying healthy tissue. With microdermabrasion treatment;

  • Lightens the age spots,
  • Prevents black spots formation
  • Reduces fine lines and wrinkles
  • Reduces enlarged pores
  • Acne and acne scars
  • Dark skin patches (hyperpigmentation)
  • By exfoliating your skin, a better appearance is obtained.
  • Treatment of Acne Scars with Subcision

With the subcision technique, the fibrous ligaments under the acne scar are broken with special needles. Subcision is also known as subcutaneous incisional surgery. In addition, in the healing phase following the treatment, it stimulates collagen growth, repairs and development of the scar appearance over time.

Punch Excision

It is a method used for scars smaller than 2 mm in diameter. The scar is removed using a special tool called a punch. There are different techniques according to the scars.

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Chemical Peeling

Chemical peeling is a strong acid used to remove the top layer of skin to reduce deep acne scars. Light peels used at home may not be as effective as those used under the control of your doctor.

Fillers

It is aimed to equalize the skin surface by filling the acne scars. Collagen, your own fat or commercial fillers are used as fillers.

The filling process should be repeated after 6 to 18 months. There are also permanent fillings.

Microneedling (Dermapen)

This treatment is performed with a disposable tip cartridge device with 12 micro needles at the tip, which is applied vertically to the skin.

Dermapen activates the skin’s collagen production by opening micro channels on the surface of the skin. As a result, the skin is renewed and acne and scars are healed. After the procedure, redness occurs and decreases and disappears in 3-5 days. Session intervals are 3-4 weeks. Pain relief is relieved with local anesthetic creams.

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What kind of results do those with acne scars expect from the treatments?

Most treatments can reduce the size and visibility of acne scars. Over time, treatments fade many acne scars, making them barely noticeable. The results are almost entirely dependent on the knowledge and skill of the person doing the treatment and your adherence to the treatments given.

Dermatologists and dermatological surgeons perform these procedures frequently, so they have the skills and experience to perform these procedures safely and effectively.

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