How to get rid of acne scars?

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    What are acne scars?

    Acne scars are caused by the inflammation of acne blemishes or breakouts in the skin. The acne pore swells up, damaging the walls of the pore in the process. If the blemishes are relatively small, they can be treated quickly and heal faster. The noticeable acne scars are caused when the blemishes spill over on to the surrounding skin tissue around.

    What's the best treatment for acne scar removal?

    • Non-ablative Fractional Laser:

      By creating heat in the skin without harming its surface using a laser, the Non-ablative Fractional Laser treatment can rejuvenate your skin by promoting collagen causing the skin to tighten and look younger. It uses an effective wavelength causing the water to evaporate from skin cells while focusing light on specific parts of the skin.

    • Dermabrasion:

      This is a surgical procedure that improves the appearance of a scar, following wound healing.

    • Chemical peels:

      This is a skin resurfacing procedure using a variety of chemical agents for the treatment of acne. Each of them has variable applications (superficial, medium and deep peels), depending on the patient’s acne condition. The dermatologist customizes each treatment session depending on the patient’s past medical history and physical exam.

    • Soft tissue fillers:

      95% of patients with acne have acne scars. Fillers are commonly used for facial soft tissue augmentation.

    • Micro needling:

      Multiple sessions of skin micro needling are a proven, non-invasive treatment for post-acne atrophic scars. It also has the advantage of being relatively risk-free with a minimal recovery time.

    • Excisions & punch replacement graft:

      Punch grafts taken from extra skin tissue are used to replace punch-excised facial scars. The Dermabrasion of the areas that have been treated is accomplished 4 to 6 weeks after grafting.

    • Subcision:

      This is a non-operative technique with a needle being inserted beneath the skin layers, in a fanning motion to free up the fibrous strands within the scar and stimulate new connective tissues. It helps to elevate the depressed surface of scars. Local anaesthetic agents are often applied to reduce procedure-related pain.

    • Black seed oil:

      Black seed oil is rich in Vitamin A and amino acids that reduce acne scars. Its’ anti-inflammatory properties reduce the appearance of acne spots by reducing the scarring and inflammation.

    • Honey helps heal wounds:

      Honey has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and healing properties that are useful for wound healing and tissue regeneration.

    • Retinoids:

      This is most favoured because of their proven effectiveness and safety in treating acne and their potential to lighten hyperpigmented lesions.

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