Acne Scar Treatment
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Acne Scar

Acne scars are lesions that appear as craters or pits in one's skin after the acne lesions have resolved. Acne scars are formed when the inflammatory lesions of acne are overhealed with the formation of fibrous adhesions at the site of acne lesions.

They are broadly of four types, ice pick, rolling, box scar, and hypertrophic scars. Rolling scars are easier to treat than the others.

Acne Scar Treatment


This 100 % TCA is applied with a toothpick discretely over the narrow-tipped deep scars known as the ice pick scars. Frosting that appears after the procedure stays for sometime and then resolves on its own. It is associated with a mild burning sensation and can be performed without any numbing. It gives the best results when combined with micro-needling or CO2 Laser. Multiple sessions are required and are usually performed at an interval of one month in between to allow for the collagen to be stimulated enough and for the healing to get initiated.

  • Microneedling

In this, the skin is bombarded with multiple needle injuries in a controlled manner, with depth being decided by the type of scars. The mechanism of action is the idea of stimulating collagen production and hence healing the previously scarred area with new tissue. It can be done through various methods, including, derma pen, derma roller, and micro-needling with radiofrequency ablation devices. For best results, the therapy should be combined with pla-te-let-rich pl-as-ma treatment to strengthen the skin barrier further. Minimum interval between two sessions remains one month to allow for the skin to recover and allow for collagen stimulation substantially. At least 4 sessions are required to see the desired results. Post-procedure mild swelling and redness remain that subsides on its own in a few days.

  • Subcision

This procedure makes use of an 18 gauge needle to go under the scar and break the adhesions, which are pulling the skin down, manually under the effect of local anesthesia. It is done for severely recalcitrant and deeper lesions. It can be combined with any other procedure required for acne scar reduction.

  • CO2 Laser

This laser is based on a 10,600 nm wavelength of light and targets the water in the skin. It selectively ablates the skin and underlying fibrous adhesions, thus stimulating collagen production and repair mechanisms along with skin skin rejuvenation. Post-procedure, a mesh-like pattern forms on the treated area, taking 5-6 days to fall off. The procedure is mainly pain-free post application of numbing cream and is associated with only a mild burning sensation. Minimum 4 sessions spaced one month apart are required to notice substantial results. For the best outcome, the procedure should be coupled with P-R-P (pla-te-let-rich pl-as-ma therapy) that allows for skin replenishment and strengthening, thus allowing for more promising results.

  • Blood-derived Growth Factors

Blood-derived growth factors therapy is a procedure that produces the golden miracle liquid. This is used as an adjuvant therapy along with microneedling or CO2 laser, where blood-derived growth factors are separated from one's own blood and are injected over the treated area. This is done to provide all the growth factors for skin strengthening and accelerating the process of scar reduction. It not only helps in scar reduction but improves the skin's overall quality, texture, and radiance. It also helps with the post-acne residual pigmentation and, when combined with other scar-reducing procedures, gives a more holistic approach to post-acne sequelae.

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Market Gurugram, Haryana 122001, India.

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