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Acne scars

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Dr. Mohna 89% (26 ratings)
MBBS, MD - Dermatology , Venereology & Leprosy
Dermatologist, Noida  •  10 years experience
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Hi,

I am Dr. Mohna, Dermatologist and today I am going to speak about a very important topic that is acne scars. Acne scars are the most important sequel to acne. Acne can become a persistent cause of your worries especially for young children and young adults. Acne not only affects your skin but also your psychological health. It can result in depressed, flat or slightly raised scars that are permanent if left untreated. Acne can also lead behind dark brown or dusky red spots. Making one less confident and unsure about them. Acne perpetually develops of skin color and red raised bumps which may or may not be pus-filled. They can show up on your face, shoulder or back neck. The bumps may take a lot of time to heal. Reaction to access oil, bacteria, and dead cells to your skin which enlarges and swell up need to break down the follicle wall.

And thereby lead to scar formation. One can get rid of it through the natural process if the lesions are not very deep. Deep lesions may require medical assistance. Now, acne scars of 2 types: hypertrophic and atrophic. Hypertrophic is shown as raised tissue on the surface of the skin because of access to collagen production. The most common scars are atrophic or depressed scars that are caused due to less tissue production. How do we deal with acne scars? Creams have a very limited role to play in improving the permanent scars of acne. The little benefit can be drawn from vitamin-A and C creams. It is advisable to undergo treatment of acne scars improvement from a qualified dermatologist.

The various therapeutic options are currently available to treat ace scars include subcision, dermabrasion, microdermabrasion, derma roller, chemical peels, fractional lasers, dermal fillers, micro needling radiofrequency and PRP. Fractional resurfacing lasers and micro needling radiofrequency are the most effective and latest treatment for acne scars. They are minimally invasive, merely painless procedures which help in skin tightening, scar improvement, reduction in fine lines, improved textures, tone and color of the skin. A series of 4-6 sitting are usually needed for optimal results. Each session lasts for 1 hour and performed at around monthly intervals. While performing these procedures, local anesthetic creams are applied before the procedure. Results can be seen over several weeks. Timely treatment of ace is necessary to keep both unwanted pigmentation and scars at bay. So, all and all you can get rid of scars and get smooth skin.

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