Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly. But if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spill out into surrounding tissue, creating deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These repairs usually aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin. Acne scar cure needs understanding different scar types:
- Rolling scars – broad depressions with sloping edge.
- Boxcar scars – broad depressions with with sharply defined edges.
- Atrophic scars – flat, thin scars or depressed scars.
- Icepick” scars are usually small, yet obvious holes in the skin
Acne scar cure by subcision
Scar subcision is a special type of acne treatment that is best suited for those who have very deep “rolling” acne scars. Basically, after the injection of some local anesthetic, a needle is inserted under the scarred area and moved back and forth, breaking up the scar tissue. This releases the overlying skin and generally decreases the depth of the scar depressions. It is a simple procedure, the main disadvantage being that the procedure must be repeated multiple times under each of the depressed areas that is being targeted. Scar subcision does work on “ice pick” type scars, however for these “rolling” scar depressions it is an ideal treatment. Most people notice significant improvement; however those who experience the best results are probably those who combine this procedure with another treatment modality such as micro needling.
This technique is an excellent treatment for rolling or boxcar-type acne scars, which often have fibrous attachments holding the base of the scar down to the underlying deeper tissue. After the surrounding skin is anaesthetised, a small needle is carefully inserted under the skin to sever and release these attachments beneath the scar. During the healing process, collagen remodelling occurs and new collagen is laid down beneath the scar, further improving the smoothness of the skin. Occasionally a filler substance (hyaluronic acid) can also be injected under the scars after the procedure, to make the scar look less visible and to produce further enhancement.
Acne scar cure by micro needling
Micro needling improves the skin by improving thickness of the dermis as well as the epidermis. This in return improves skin texture and reduces wrinkles. It can also have a positive effect on hyper-pigmentation as well as on hypo-pigmentation. Disfiguring scars, especially acne scars, can many times also be improved. New collagen fibres elevate any depressed scar tissue. An improved blood supply (neo-angiogenesis) into the previous fibrotic scar tissue also harmonises and blends the pigmentation with the periphery skin.
acne scar removal cost
This is discussed during a free consultation. A treatment is put together for each client, at which point cost is discussed. Treatment decisions are based on each patient’s individual needs and desired results. Medical micro-needling can be used in conjunction with other treatments such as PRP( Platelet Rich Plasma) or meso needling.