Acne Scar

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Acne Scar

ACNE SCAR

Acne may be an incidence of the years gone by, but its occurrence in the past is visible even today in the form of acne scar that are left as indented skin, red or dark pigmentation. Only few lucky ones escape with smooth clear skin and no acne scar.

With the advancement in aesthetic dermatology there are now many types of acne scar treatments available.  These acne scar treatment address various kinds of depressed and post inflammatory hyperpigmented acne scars.

ICE PICK ACNE SCAR

Ice pick acne scars appear as deep narrow indentations in the skin as if the skin has been punctured with an ice pick. Being deep in nature these kind of acne scar are the most difficult to treat.  Ice pick acne scars are caused by the breakdown of collagen due to the inflammation caused by Acne bacteria.

Although difficult to treat ice pick acne scars respond well to the Fractional laser skin resurfacing treatment. Most people see good results with 4-5 treatments. Additional maintenance treatments may be required.

BOXCAR ACNE SCAR

Breakdown of collagen due to the injury from formation of acne causes broad boxlike depressed acne scars. Boxcar acne scars are easier to treat as opposed to ice pick acne scars.

Light based laser acne scar treatments work well. Along with fractional skin resurfacing treatments medium depth chemical peels are effective too to address boxcar type of acne scar.

Filler injections also help to minimize the appearance to boxcar acne scar if only a few scars are to be treated. In incidence of the acne scars affecting the entire cheek or bigger area laser and intense pulsed light based treatments are the best option.

 

ROLLING ACNE SCAR

Softer acne scar appearing as rolling hills and valleys are easier to treat in comparison to ice pick or boxcar acne scar.

Fractional Skin Resurfacing, IPL Photofacial, Chemical peels and microdermabrasion give very promising results for acne scar treatment of rolling acne scars.

POST INFLAMMATORY HYPERPIGEMTATION (PIH)

Following acne flare up PIH is the most common form of acne scar. This type of scar is more of an issue for people of ethnic backgrounds even though not limited to.

This type of acne scar are the easiest to treat and respond very well to mild chemical and enzyme peels. Microdermabrasion is an effective acne scar treatment for PIH. Appropriate home care that inhibits the melanocyte activity gives good results when combined with in clinic treatments.

 

Looking for acne scar treatment in Mississauga, call Laser Genesis Skin Clinic at

905-891-3833.

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