How to get rid of acne scars
Acne scar treatment is an effective means of improving the overall appearance of the skin.
If you struggle with acne, or did in the past, you will know that acne scars can be an annoying side-effect. The good news, however, is that there are a number of ways in which acne scars can be treated. Read on to find out more about the types of acne scars that can develop, and what you can do to resolve them and improve the overall texture and appearance of your skin…
What types of acne scars are there?
The most common acne scars on the face are known as atrophic scars. These scars are depressed, which means that they are located below the surrounding skin. Atrophic scars often develop when insufficient collagen is produced during the wound healing process.
Atrophic scars can be divided into three categories: boxcar, ice pick and rolling scars. Boxcar scars are characterised by their wide shape and sharp edges, while ice pick scars are narrow and V-shaped. Ice pick scars typically extend deep into the skin. Rolling scars are usually irregular in shape, and are relatively wide.
Acne scars can also present as hypertrophic or raised scars, especially on the back and chest. These scars develop when too much collagen is produced during the healing process.
What are the treatment options?
Fortunately, there are a number of ways in which acne scars can be resolved. The treatment that suits you best will depend on the type of acne scarring that you have.
When it comes to at-home treatment of acne scars, regular moisturisation is key. Gentle exfoliation can also help to reduce the appearance of scars and remove rough skin and discolouration.
If your at-home skincare routine is not proving successful in the reduction of scars, you might consider a professional treatment. Some of the treatments that can be performed for superficial acne scarring include the use of medical grade skincare products and prescription medications; microdermabrasion, micro-needling; superficial and deep skin peels; intense pulsed light therapy (IPL); laser treatments; radiofrequency energy devices; and fractional resurfacing.
Deeper and older acne scars may be better suited to fractional laser resurfacing; dermal fillers and PRP regeneration.
If you are suffering from acne scars, the best thing you can do is to arrange a consultation with your aesthetic doctor. They will examine your skin and let you know which course of treatment is most appropriate for you. In some cases, a combination of treatments may be recommended in order to achieve the best possible results.
How can we help?
At Ada Aesthetic Medicine, we offer a range of acne scar removal treatments. We understand that acne scarring can leave your skin in poor condition, which is why we encourage our patients to come in for a skin assessment so that we can help to improve their overall complexion. Many of our patients struggle with more than one type of acne scarring, and the ideal treatment plan often includes a combination of treatments.
If you would like to find out more about the acne scar treatments available at Ada Aesthetic Medicine, please have a look here.
To see the some of the results we have achieved for our patients with acne scar treatments, please have a look here.
To arrange a consultation, please get in touch with us here or give us a call on 02 9552 1442. Our friendly and experienced team looks forward to meeting you and helping you achieve smoother, healthier and more youthful-looking skin.
Besides acne scar treatments, we also offer a comprehensive range of other skin treatments designed to rejuvenate your appearance. In fact, we have been treating skin conditions for over 20 years and love to offer the latest and best procedures. To see the full list of skin treatments available at our practice, please have a look here.