What Are Acne Scars?
Acne scars develop when there is an uneven collagen production response after experiencing moderate to severe acne breakouts. While mild acne might lead to temporary hyperpigmentation, it generally fades naturally with time. To truly diminish the visibility of acne scars, medical treatment is essential. Home remedies and over-the-counter products lack substantial evidence of their effectiveness and safety, and they may even aggravate acne-prone skin, potentially causing further harm.
Types of Acne Scars?
Numerous varieties of acne scars exist, each displaying distinctive characteristics, and only a dermatologist possesses the expertise to accurately discern them. These encompass rolling scars, boxcar scars, ice pick scars, macular erythematous scars, and keloids. Additionally, mild acne can lead to the formation of acne marks or post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which may or may not diminish with time.
- Rolling Scars: These scars are broad and adhere to deeper tissue, resulting in a shadowy appearance on the skin’s surface.
- Boxcar Scars: Characterized by their crater-like shape, these scars have an oval appearance with sharp edges.
- Ice Pick Scars: These are deep, V-shaped scars with a narrow tip.
- Macular Erythematous Scars: These scars are flat, red, and marked with pigmentation, often resulting from pimples.
- Keloids: These scars are raised or hypertrophic and are typically caused by acne.
What Are the Treatment Options for Acne Scars?
La Derma skin clinic in Kolkata provide cutting-edge and personalized scar removal treatments. Our skilled dermatologists employ a range of non-surgical techniques, including scar resurfacing through laser, Derma Pen 4 Micro-needling, Chemical Peels, Dermal fillers, GFC PRP, laser toning, and intralesional injections, specifically designed for facial scar treatments. All our treatments utilize USFDA-approved technology to enhance collagen production and enhance skin texture. Each treatment plan is meticulously crafted to suit your skin type, the type of scar you have, and its severity. These treatments are also effective for addressing pockmarks. We invite you to schedule a consultation with our expert Dermatologist today.
Laser Resurfacing: It is also known as acne laser treatment, laser treatment for acne scars, or laser scar removal, stands as a highly effective solution for facial blemishes and scars. Utilizing a US FDA-approved Fractional CO2 Laser (Erbium YAG Laser), it is considered the gold standard due to its suitability for all skin types, minimal invasiveness, and its ability to target both the superficial epidermis and the deeper dermis. This treatment proves effective for hypertrophied and pitted scars alike.
Derma pen 4 Microneedling: Dermapen is the industry-leading mirco needling device, which works as a skin repair treatment to significantly improve atrophic scars following acne, injuries, chicken pox scars or enlarged pores and is an effective acne scar treatment. Micro needling or medical needling is a wonderful, completely natural treatment that “helps the skin to help itself”. Micro needling has both anti-ageing and restoration effects. Instead of injecting any substances into the skin, Dermapen treatment only involves an advanced automatic needle pen which is equipped with sterile, ultra-fine needles. This mini-injury induces thousands of tiny, controlled wound-healing responses in this deep layer of the skin. Consequently, growth factors are released, and fibroblasts are stimulated into synthesizing new skin matrix such as collagen. In time, this will lead to a better skin surface.
GFC PRP Treatment: A highly concentrated GFC preparation prepared from patients own blood which helps to smoothen the scar resulting in better appearance regardless of skin tone. It works by causing mild inflammation in the scars that trigger the healing cascade and production of new collagen. The GFC also prompts an increase of skin elasticity and a smooth appearance to the scar. Its ability to be combined with topical as well as procedures such as micro needling, makes it more sought-after than age-old PRPs.. Dermapen & GFC PRP have synergistic effect as the micro channels created by derma pen microneedling helps in better absorption in PRP.
Chemical Peels: It is a customized treatment, adapts the type, concentration, and depth of plant-based extracts to the individual’s skin type, the severity of the skin condition, and the target area. Chemical peels are recommended for minimizing red macular erythematous acne scars and providing controlled exfoliation of scar tissue.
TCA Cross Peel: Employs trichloroacetic acid (TCA) to diminish the appearance of ice-pick scars. This precise application of TCA, using a toothpick, stimulates collagen production.
Dermal Fillers: It may be employed to fill in acne scars and create a more even skin surface. These hyaluronic acid fillers, US FDA-approved, are injected beneath the skin’s surface to plump and smooth depressed scars. The effects typically last between 12 and 18 months, with some options offering permanent results. This treatment is most suitable for individuals with a limited number of boxcars or rolling scars.
Laser Toning: Supported by US FDA-approved technology, addresses post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and discoloration resulting from acne, promoting the attainment of a flawless complexion.
Intralesional Injections: A safe and effective procedure administered by dermatologists, works to reduce hypertrophic scars and keloids. Medication is injected to diminish inflammation and decrease the size of these scars.
The above treatment option also effective in surgical scars, stretch marks, burn scars, cut marks, injury marks.
- Surgical Scar Removal Treatment in Kolkata
- Stretch mark removal treatment in Kolkata
- Burn scar removal treatment in Kolkata
- Cut mark removal treatment in Kolkata
What other Skin Concerns are treated by the above Scar Treatment procedures?
The treatment procedures described for acne scars also effective and best treatment for the following scars and conditions. At La Derma we specialise in successfully treating these conditions.
- Surgical Scar
- Burn Scar
- Cut Marks
- Stretch Marks
- Trauma scar
- Post herpetic scar / Pox Scar
What is the Cost of Acne Scars Treatment in Kolkata?
Indicative Pricing for Acne Scar Treatment in Kolkata at La Derma Clinics is given below
|Indicative Price in Rs.
|Fractional laser treatment for face
|Fractional laser treatment for back
|Rs. 8000 To 10000
|TCA Cross Peel
|Chemical Peel Face
|Laser Toning Face