Removing acne scars can be difficult depending on the level of depth that has been in the skin, so it is best to prevent their appearance. These types of scars do not disappear on their own, so there are some treatments that the dermatologist or beautician should indicate to help improve the appearance of the face. But if the spots are already there and we want to eliminate them, there are a series of resources that we can try so that the marks disappear or are much more disguised. Some examples are the use of creams, the application of acids, microneedles, microdermabrasion and laser. The treatment to choose will depend on the age, the type of skin, the depth of the marks, the availability of time, and the person’s financial situation. Let’s check out how you can get rid of these acne scars.
In this treatment, the therapist will place the laser in the area to be treated and emit some shots that cause a slight sensation of heat or itching. This device generates an alteration in the collagen fibres, causing the skin to become smoother around the 3rd session, progressively eliminating the marks and spots on the face caused by acne. Usually, between 3 to 5 laser sessions are necessary. However, it will depend on the depth of the marks. Some types of lasers used for this purpose are CO2, Erbium-Yag and Nd: Ag. This procedure is recommended when topical or oral treatments do not work or for those people who prefer to use this type of therapy.
Microneedles with DermaRoller
This treatment consists of passing the DermaRoller, a small roller filled with tiny needles in a row, over the entire scarred region, vertical, horizontal, and diagonal. The tiny needles penetrate your skin, causing minor wounds, which will form a more uniform and smooth skin when healed because it promotes the increase of new collagen fibres in the injured skin. An advantage is that the DermaRoller can be purchased in beauty supply stores or online and can be applied at home. However, better results are achieved when experienced professionals perform the treatment. Microneedles are indicated in people with mild or moderate acne scars, who do not have any blackheads or pimples and endure the discomfort caused by sliding the needles on the skin.
Dermabrasion or Microdermabrasion
It is a type of exfoliation done with small equipment with a diamond tip or aluminium oxide crystals, which sand the skin by removing its outermost layer, leaving the face finer and more uniform. That increases the performance of fibroblasts and the production of collagen that firm and supports the skin, and the result is firmer and smoother skin. This peeling of the outer skin allows a better entry of acids and creams to complement the treatment with this type of product. However, microdermabrasion can also be used in isolation. Dermabrasion is indicated in people who have acne scars, which form small ripples on the face, this being the most common type of acne scar. The downside is that you have to do the treatment every week, and the total treatment time is uncertain. But in any case, this type of exfoliation helps in the regeneration of the skin and leaves it firmer, and the moisturising lotions penetrate better, having more results.
For all your skin treatments, contact the experts at Brighton Medical Aesthetics. The clinic was founded by Dr Nagd Farag, who has been practising medicine in Australia since 1992 and focuses on anti-aging skin medicine and non-surgical cosmetic treatments using the latest technology and evidence-based procedures. They use a wide range of treatments and device techniques, including injectables, collagen-stimulating treatments, peels and laser resurfacing, micro-focused ultrasound (ULTHERAPY), which is the only real-time visualisation device skin tightening. Check out the second part to know more amazing treatments!