What Are Acne Scars?
Acne scars are permanent indentations that occur on the skin after severe acne breakouts instead of the transitory red marks that appear on the skin. Large pus-filled cysts characterize severe acne. When a cyst ruptures, the contaminated contents stream out through the crack and infect the healthy tissues around it. The body works to heal its skin once the pore has opened. This wound-healing response might result in the formation of a scar on the skin.
Acne scars are a prevalent skin problem among acne sufferers. Acne affects 80 percent of persons aged 11 to 30, with one out of every five developing acne scars. Acne scars are not hazardous to one’s health, but they might detract from one’s physical appearance and cause one to lose confidence. To get rid of these ugly scars and increase self-esteem.
What Are The Different Kinds Of Acne Scars?
Scars That Have Become Atrophic.
Atrophic scar is flat indentations caused by severe cystic acne and heal beneath the skin’s top layer. Atrophic scar comes in three different categories, and their appearance varies based on the person and the intensity of the acne breakouts.
Scars From Boxcars
Boxcar scars are big box-like indentations on the lower cheekbones and jaw caused by extensive acne.
Scars From Ice Picks.
Small, narrow indentations on the cheeks are known as ice pick scars. Acne scars of this sort are chronic and difficult to treat, necessitating extensive treatment.
Scars That Roll
Deep scars with sloping borders create an uneven skin texture.
Scars That Are Hypertrophic Or Keloid
Hypertrophic and keloid scars show elevated scar tissue where the acne breakout occurred, whereas atrophic scar looks like indentation marks. Keloid scars are more significant than acne and may expand beyond the original acne breakout site, whereas hypertrophic scars are the same size as acne.
Hyperpigmentation After An Inflammatory Reaction
Acne leaves dark or pigmented areas on the skin when it heals. With proper skin care, these patches will heal on their own.
Acne Scar Treatment Options
Acne scar treatment in Dubai can enhance the texture and look of your skin. Our board-certified dermatologists will assist you in selecting the best treatment option for you. To achieve the best results, a combination of therapies may be required.
Scars That Have Atrophied
Our dermatologists treat atrophic scar in various ways, depending on the degree of breakouts, the type of scars, and the individual characteristics of each patient.
Peels Using Chemicals.
Our dermatologist will use safe chemicals to remove the top layer of your skin, allowing new skin to develop underneath. Depending on the type of scarring, different chemicals and acids are used. Compounds used in deeper peels range from mild chemicals like glycolic acid to chemicals used in milder peels.
The top layers of the skin are sanded down using specific rotating equipment. This therapy is especially effective at reducing the look of boxcar scars, but it may take several sessions to achieve the desired results.
Fillers For The Skin.
In this procedure, hyaluronic acid is injected into the depressed areas of the skin to improve its appearance and texture. Fillers are injected behind the scar and have an immediate effect. Soft tissue fillers can also increase skin volume and reduce scarring look over time.
On the scars’ surface, a little needle-studded roller is utilized. The needles penetrate the skin, forming microscopic healing pockets and stimulating collagen formation.
An intense light beam is used in laser therapy to destroy the outer skin layers (ablative laser) or stimulate collagen formation in the inner skin layers (stimulative laser) (non-ablative laser).
Non-Ablative Fractional Laser.
The fractional laser is used to treat the atrophic scar. The laser provides several benefits, including a fast recovery time and the ability to treat darker skin types. A decent result may require several sessions (2-5), and recovery time after each treatment ranges from 3 to 8 days.
CO2 and erbium lasers are the two forms of ablative lasers. These lasers are pretty safe to use on any skin type. The only disadvantage of ablative lasers is the lengthy recovery time of two weeks.
Acne Scar Healing And Recovery
Acne scar treatments are almost identical to surgical procedures in effectiveness and longevity. Candidates may, however, require more than one session to achieve the optimum outcomes. Furthermore, follow-ups may be necessary to maintain the effects over time.
Cost Of Acne Scar Treatment In Dubai
Acne scar treatment cost in Dubai is around AED 1500. The cost is heavily influenced by later sessions and methods and the doctors’ reputation.
Make A Consultation
A consultation is the first step towards receiving safe and effective treatment for acne scars at Dynamic Clinic. Our dermatologist will check your skin throughout the appointment, paying particular attention to any scars. Our dermatologist will develop a treatment plan specifically for you after the appointment. Your dermatologist will evaluate various factors when developing this strategy, including scar types and where the scars appear on your body