What leads to acne scarring?
Acne scars are permanent indentation left behind after active acne breakout has subsided.
It may be annoying enough to nurse an acne breakout, but the emotional and psychological trauma that you have to deal with when acne scars are left behind are often far-reaching.
When inflammation inflicted by acne is particularly severe, the normal production of collagen and elastin fibers is interrupted during the healing process. There are two main types of acne scars: depressed and raised. Formation of depressed scars indicate an insufficient amount of collagen. On the other hand, raised acne scars, also known as keloids, occur because the skin creates too much collagen.
Types of acne scars
BOXCAR SCARS These scars look like broad, rectangular depressions with steep, well-defined edges.
ICE PICK SCARS often extend into the deep layers of the skin. Just as the name describes, ice pick scars resemble damage done to the skin if punctured by an ice pick. Such scars are challenging to treat and specialty scar treatments are usually required to target these deep pitted scars.
ROLLING SCARS causes rolling or wave-like depression on the skin. They are not as well-defined as boxcar scars, making the skin look uneven. They happen when fibrous bands of tissue develop between the skin and the subcutaneous tissue below. The bands pull the epidermis in an irregular fashion, causing depressions on the skin.
Best-in-class combination treatments for acne scar removal
INFINI is an effective treatment for rolling scars. The probe consists of micro-needles that delivers tiny amounts of radiofrequency waves when the doctor administers the treatment. Unlike traditional skin resurfacing lasers, INFINI allows the doctor to adjust the depth of the needles between 0.5mm and 3.5mm. It penetrates deeper than lasers and improve stubborn acne scarring.
The delivery of the radiofrequency energy stimulates collagen remodelling to the deep dermis, allowing new collagen to build to match the surrounding skin and reduce the appearance of depressed acne scars.
CO2 SKIN RESURFACING LASER is a treatment that ablates the superficial layers of the skin. During the treatment, precise micro-ablative columns are created, allowing collagen and new skin to grow. Skin resurfacing lasers are most effective on boxcar scars. Repeating this treatment a few times can yield impressive improvements in the visible appearance of depressed scars.
PDRN THERAPY is a drug that has powerful therapeutic properties that encourage wound healing and tissue repair. PDRN therapy is administered after every treatment session to speed up the healing process so that you can go back to your social activities in no time at all.
SUBCISION SCAR TREATMENT People with severe, deep pitted scars on certain parts of the face may require specialty scar treatment such as subcision scar treatment to break down and release stubborn scar tissue under the skin. Subcision scar treatment is best used on rolling scars and boxcar scars. After the scar tissues are released, the skin tissue raises, matching the surrounding skin, giving rise to a smoother, firmer complexion.
- Effectively reduce a wide range of different types of stubborn acne scars
- Achieve overall skin rejuvenation, anti-aging benefits with PDRN Therapy
- Improve skin tone and reduces skin redness and discolouration of acne scars
- Achieve overall improvement in complexion