Treating Acne Scars, Different Options For Different Cases

Personally, I think we only take serious attention to the scars if they look big, bumpy, and red all over the body, or even if it shows up on the face, no matter how tiny the size is (ironic, yeah). And different types of scars have their own specialized treatment, in order to make your skin look good as new. So which treatment for these scars is the one for your case? Read on.

Different treatments for scar is classified based on they look and where they exist on your body (generally speaking, the ones on your face may require gentler treatment when compared with the ones on your body).

Okay, the thing with scars is definitely with acne scars – and there are different types of treatment, depending on the severity of your case. For example, acne scars that are tiny opening but deep into the skin may need to excise that will used to take out the whole acne scar, and coupled with few stitches to hold the edges together for a flawless cover up.

On the other hand, an acne scar that is not so deep but tend to spread out is likely to need a subscision procedure, where a needle is used to break the collagen bunches (happens when the scar causes new collagen fibers to bunched up instead of running smoothly along the skin), and newer collagen will be produced and push the base of the acne scar to the surface.

To understand scar subscision, you need to understand how you got your scars. The depressions in your skin developed because the acne lesion disrupted the normal formation of collagen under your skin as it healed. The collagen did not form in a normal, smooth, wavy layer running parallel to the surface of your skin. Instead, the collagen bunched up into thick bundles that pulled down the surface of your skin permanently.

As for lasers, considered to be the ‘ultimate’ solution for any skin woes, even for acne scars no matter how deep they go. Basically, the lasers are used to heat the affected skin/remove the topmost layer to stimulate collagen growth so your skin will heal nicely and erasing any bumpy appearances resulting from the scars. An experience dermatologist is needed as the lasers need to be adjusted accordingly depending on various factors and sometimes they’re used in conjunction with other treatment, such as dermabrasion.

For worse cases, skin grafting procedure may be needed if the acne is getting out of hand. The treatment involves of using a little bit of skin taken from other parts of your body (probably where people won’t usually see) and placed in the hole, where the acne was excised, usually with stitches or some surgical tape, allowing your body to heal the wound on its own (foods rich in vitamin C and E helps a lot!). If it still looks bumpy, a dermabrasion may be recommended to even out the skin’s surfaces.

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