Are you tired of looking in the mirror at your scarred face? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to have clear skin that’s free of acne scars?
In this post, I’ll show you the incredible advantages of receiving an acne scar treatment from a world-class dermatological Sozo clinic, as well as their best solutions for you.
I recently came across Dr. Boey’s blog, which states, “It is crucial that we know our alternatives.” If you want to get rid of your acne scars and feel more confident, you should read this.
What Is an Acne Scar and What Are the Different Types?
The first step is to understand what an acne scar is and how it develops. You must learn about the condition’s origins and types so that you and your dermatologist can communicate effectively. Basic knowledge will go a long way.
Acne scars appear as a result of acne lesions becoming inflamed. The pore wall begins to break down as the acne pore widens. Some acne lesions are small and leave just superficial scars that heal quickly. The contents of blemishes frequently leak into the soft tissue, creating severe scarring.
There are mainly three types of acne scars that you should be aware of to determine what kind of treatment you will receive:
Boxcar scars are large, box-shaped depressions with sharp edges. The lower cheeks and jaw, where the skin is thicker, are the most common zones for these scars.
Ice pick scars are indentations that protrude from the skin’s surface that are smaller and narrower. These scars can be found all over the cheeks. These scars are notoriously difficult to heal and may require long-term, meticulous treatment.
Rolling scars vary in-depth and have sloping edges, giving the skin a wavy and rough appearance.
You now know what an acne scar is and the many forms of acne scars. We can now move on to the most exciting portion of this article: the benefits of receiving an acne scar treatment.
Getting an Acne Scar Treatment
The cost of an acne scar treatment might range from $300 to $7,000. But let’s be honest: it’s worth it to take care of your face. Having it improved can help you feel more confident and self-assured.
Depending on the type of scar, skin type, and responsiveness, you should expect a 50 % to 80 % improvement in your acne scars.
There are five acne scar removal methods accessible in Singapore. You must be familiar with your scar and skin type for the doctor to recommend the best treatment for you, as well as the amount of time you are prepared to sacrifice after treatment to fully recover.
Know Your Treatment Options
Once you’ve learned the basics, it will be easier to determine the best method for getting rid of your scars.
These five acne scar removal procedures are well-known for their effectiveness and ability to treat patients to the fullest extent possible.
The laser treatment is an option if you want to address both your acne indentation and scars right away. To mend acne scars, lasers can eliminate the outer layer of dead skin cells or boost collagen synthesis in the skin. Depending on how deep you want to treat your scars, you can choose from a variety of laser therapy techniques.
The radiofrequency treatments are the next treatment you should try. In radiofrequency (RF) treatments like the INFINI system, little micro-needles deliver radiofrequency energy to the deep layers of your skin (up to 3.5 mm) for deeper collagen enhancement and exceptional skin remodeling.
Don’t be surprised if I tell you that this treatment’s recovery time is usually around 48 hours; talk about a lightning fast!
This one will make you feel good if you have an ice pick scar. TCA CROSS was a favorite of Dr. Boey’s in his article (Trichloro-Acetic Acid Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars). It is a medium to a deep chemical peel that is used to treat depressed acne scars in Singapore.
Although the treatment has a 5-7 day downtime, which is a bit of a time commitment, having a smoother and brighter face will make you feel happier and more youthful.
Subcision of Acne Scars
Fibrous scar tissue that drags the skin’s surface down can generate acne depressions. Lasers will have limited benefits in this scenario because scar tissue is firmly attached to the skin surface. With subcision, a tiny needle is utilized to release the fibrous tissue beneath the scar. As the area heals, the new collagen helps to raise the base of the pimple scar.
After each subcision treatment, you’ll notice a significant improvement in the overall appearance of your acne scar. However, you should expect bruises after the treatment, which can last for about 2 to 5 days.
Acne Scar Fillers
Dermal fillers, including Restylane, Juvederm, and Rejuran S, are frequently used to improve superficial, broad-based indentations.
Although the fillers are just temporary, they increase collagen production in your skin, improving its appearance. This newly generated collagen helps in treating scars over time.
A Customized Combination of Treatments
Because each scar is unique, your treatment plan should be as well.
In most cases, combining up to three types of treatment in one session yields a more successful result. Although Dr. Boey’s procedure is highly effective, it is not generally used because it is a time-consuming process that necessitates a thorough doctor and requires a significant financial investment.
But, hey, if you want to feel good about your skin, this is the way to go. Why not give this one a shot?
Each of us has a distinct skin type. If you want to get rid of your acne scars, make sure you know the basics about your skin and which treatment method is ideal for you. Whatever you select, there will always be a benefit; just remember to take care of your skin.