Acne scars are notoriously difficult to treat. Yet, it is one of the most common skin problems we see at our clinic because they can be disfiguring and affect us psychologically. A systematic approach is needed because one single patient can have multiple types of scars, requiring multiple treatment modalities and methods.
In Radium Medical Aesthetics, we designed a 5-step acne scar treatment framework to methodically treat your scars more effectively and accurately. The steps are: ASSESS, MEASURE, DESIGN, TREAT, REVIEW.
Acne Scar Framework: ASSESS
No two people are identical, and the same goes for the skin and the type of scars you may have on your skin. By adopting this acne scar framework, our doctors have taken on a systematic approach by evaluating the size, location, texture and depth of each scar tissue during the assessment phase.
This is why before we start each treatment, it must begin with examination of the skin. A detailed map of your acne scars and their severity will be mapped out.
Acne Scar Framework: MEASURE
Next, we measure the skin thickness, and the nature and depth of the scar tissue with ultrasound imaging system.
With a better understanding of the skin thickness, our doctors are able to more accurately determine the types of treatment modality to adopt to ensure the safest, yet effective treatments for the scars.
Measuring the skin thickness and depth of scar tissue also allows the doctors to precisely target the scars at the right depth during treatment.
Acne Scar Framework: DESIGN
With a thorough understanding of your acne scars and your skin thickness, our doctors are now able to design a truly customised programme with a range of acne star treatments such as subcision, Genius RF microneedling, fractional lasers and dermal filler treatment.
During this design phase, we work closely with you to design a programme that takes your lifestyle, expectations and budget into consideration.
Acne Scar Framework: TREAT
It is only after these careful planning steps that we start to treat the scars. Depending on the severity of the scars and your lifestyle, your customised treatment plan can take several weeks or months to complete.
Some treatments such as Genius radiofrequency microneedling and skin resurfacing lasers often require multiple sessions to achieve the best results.
As this is a long journey to a smoother, more beautiful skin, you must be committed to go on this journey together with your doctor.
Acne Scar Framework: REVIEW
Along the way at different checkpoints, the doctor will review your progress, evaluating and monitoring the improvement of your acne scars and skin texture at regular intervals and at the end of the programme.
Treating acne scars is a long journey. But the road ahead does not have to be scary and uncertain. Because everyone is different, we need to design a treatment programme especially customised for you in order to give you the best possible results.
With a systematic approach to treating acne scars, you can be assured that you will receive the best care, achieving the best results with minimal complications.