Treating Scars Methodically with Our Acne Scar Framework
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
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.