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Best Acne Scar Treatment

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Acne scarring is a serious skin concern for many patients of all ages. There is an increased risk of scarring as a result of severe cystic acne, although even mild acne can produce scarring.  Acne scarring, and its effect on physical appearance, can have devastating psychological, social and emotional effects on the sufferer.  Scars occur as a result of injury to the skin which has produced damaged collagen. There are several types of acne scars:

1) Ice Pick – deep pits in the skin, and the most common.
2) Rolling – less defined with a wavy appearance.
3) Boxcar – pitted scars with defined edges, creating a crater-like appearance
4) Hypertrophic – elevated scar tissue, creating a bumpy appearance.

Although technically not scarring, many acne sufferers are also bothered by post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) – the red or brown marks left behind long after an acne breakout.

Prevention is the best treatment for acne scars, although there are several treatment options available if you already have them. APT Medical Aestethics offers the best acne scar treatments:

  • Medical grade skincare products (i.e. retinol, exfoliants) and clinical peels are effective for superficial scarring as they build healthy collagen, smooth the skin, and improve discolouration.
  • Dermal fillers can be injected under the skin to help plump depressed scars, making them less noticeable.
  • Laser skin resurfacing is a more aggressive option for improving the appearance of deeper scars and encouraging new collagen formation.
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Dermal fillers can be injected under the skin to help plump depressed scars, making them less noticeable.

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Scarring is caused when injury to the skin leads to the formation of damaged collagen during the healing process. The risk of scarring increases by picking, squeezing and popping lesions. This causes an eruption of sebum and bacteria into the surrounding skin tissue leading to swelling, redness and possible infection.

Unlikely. Chemical peels simply remove the top layers of skin and have little effect on the damaged collagen that produces the scars. More effective treatments include microneedling and laser skin resurfacing. These treatments are able to reach the deeper layers of skin and work to stimulate healthy collagen remodelling, leading to a smoother skin surface.

This is known as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH) – a change in the colour of skin that has undergone trauma. PIH can be red or brown, and often changes from red to brown. It typically resolves on its own, however it may linger for weeks or months. Certain skin types are also more prone to PIH. The best way to prevent PIH is to minimize acne breakouts. When a breakout does occur, avoid the temptation to squeeze or pick. Further trauma to the skin will most certainly lead to PIH which will last far longer than the pimple itself. For stubborn PIH, clinical peels, laser treatments and medical grade skincare can help it fade faster.

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