Acne Scar Removal Treatment In Pune

Acne Scar Removal

Acne Scar Treatment Pune

Acne is formed due to excess sebum clogging the pores of the skin. The skin is irritated and inflamed with tiny boils called pimples. When you rub acne and pick on it, the fluid in the pimples seeps into the surrounding skin leading the acne to spread. Picking on acne leaves unpleasant scars on the skin that can take very long to disappear. Doctors have found that family history plays a big role in whether a person develops acne scars. The genes we inherit make some people more likely to scar. If you had severe acne, you also are more likely to develop acne scars.

Acne scars can be essentially separated into two categories:

  • Depressed Scars
  • Raised Scars

At Karishma Laser and Cosmetic Clinic, treatment of both these types of scars is performed by qualified doctors. Depressed scars are normally treated with the help of acne scar surgery, laser resurfacing, fillers, chemical peels, and dermabrasion. Treatment options for raised scars include acne scar surgery, cryotherapy, laser light, and injections. Dr. Sanghvi may recommend a combination of these therapies to get the best results. Now let us look at each of these treatments and their effectiveness in removing acne scars.

Acne Scar Surgery:

Acne scar surgery remains one of the most effective treatment options for treating depressed acne scars. All acne scar surgery aims to replace a large, deep scar with a smaller, flatter scar, which will be less noticeable and more likely to fade.
After the large scar is removed and the skin heals, the smaller scars can be removed with the help of laser skin resurfacing. Acne Scar surgery involves the following steps:

  • Firstly, the scar is removed from the skin using a surgical instrument.
  • After the scar is removed, the surrounding tissue is raised and left to heal.
  • Alternatively, skin from another part of the body is grafted to fill the opening.
What can you expect after acne scar surgery?

In 1 to 2 weeks, the skin will return to its original texture, and the scars will fade away.

Laser Skin Resurfacing:

Brief, high-intensity emissions of light from the CO2 laser remove layers of damaged or wrinkled skin at precisely controlled levels of penetration. The surgery will follow these steps:

  • First, the doctor, or an assistant, will cleanse your face to remove oils from the skin. Antibiotic is then applied to kill bacteria.
  • A beam of light from a microphone-shaped instrument is passed over the skin to vaporize the outer layers of damaged skin.
  • The laser can be programmed for varying levels of penetration. The doctor may choose to penetrate more deeply in some areas in order to remove deep scars, stubborn spots, and wrinkles.
  • As the laser works, you may hear it zapping and smell smoke. Finally, your doctor, or his medical assistant, may apply a protective ointment or bandage to the treated area.
What can you expect after the Laser Skin Resurfacing treatment?

If a bandage was applied after the surgery, it might be changed in a few days, but it will be completely removed after approximately one week, at which time an ointment is applied. A tape that retains moisture is usually used to bandage the treated area.
If the treated area is not bandaged, you will need to wash your face several times daily. You will need to be careful in caring for the treated area. After each washing, you will need to apply an ointment, such as petroleum jelly, to the treated area. The amount of time needed for recovery depends on the depth of the resurfacing and the individual’s capacity to heal. Any redness gradually lightens to pink and then to a lighter, more natural color.

Fillers Treatment:

During this procedure, a clear gel is injected into the skin through a thin needle. The gel provides natural volume to the selected area and smoothes outlines in this area. No anesthesia may be required, and pain-sensitive skins may need an ice pack before the treatment.
Back in the nineteenth century, doctors used fat from patients’ arms and injected it into their faces to plump up the skin. Then, doctors used paraffin and silicone as derma fillers. In the late nineties, a form of collagen derived from cows that were safe for human use was discovered. Most temporary fillers last about 3 to 6 months. When a dermatologist fills the scars with your own fat, the results can last 1 to 3 years.

What can you expect after your filler treatment?

You can usually return to your everyday activities immediately.

Chemical Peels:

Phenol acid is the strongest chemical peel and is used to treat scarring. This peel produces the most lasting result, and the entire treatment may take between 1 to 2 hours.
Phenol peels over a smaller area may take about 10-15 minutes. After a phenol peel treatment, the doctor may apply petroleum jelly to the treated area. These peels are normally used only once.
Phenol acid peels are not recommended for people with darker complexions as they may cause permanent lightening of the skin.

What can you expect after a chemical peel?

It is important to know that a chemical will cause your skin to peel. Over the next 1 to 14 days, new skin will appear. All peels require some follow-up care. Protecting your skin from the sun after a chemical peel is necessary to help prevent unwanted side effects such as infection and scarring.

Dermabrasion:

This procedure involves removing the topmost layers of the skin. This is achieved by sanding the skin carefully with a rotating wire brush after spraying it with a numbing chemical.
This process takes anywhere between a few minutes to an hour, depending on the extent of the area to be treated and the depth of the scar. As the procedure is performed under local anesthesia, there is minimal to no pain in this treatment.


The Different Types Of Treatments For Raised Scars

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Steroid Injections:

Injections of corticosteroids can soften and flatten thick, raised scars.
Usually given every few weeks, the frequency will depend on the type of scar and many other considerations. Some patients receive an injection every 2 or 3 weeks. Others get an injection once every 3 to 6 weeks.
If a scar does not respond (or stops responding) by the 4th injection, scar surgery may be recommended.

Pulsed Dye Lasers:

The pulsed dye laser (PDL) can be effective for treating some keloids and hypertrophic scars. Treatment with a PDL can help reduce the itch and pain, diminish the color, and flatten a raised scar.

Cryotherapy:

Cryosurgery is a treatment that is used to remove keloids. Simply described, cryosurgery is a procedure that uses freezing temperature to destroy tissue. This may be achieved with the help of liquid nitrogen.

Frequently Asked Questions

When acne clears, spots sometimes appear on the skin where the acne once was. These spots may be pink, red, or purplish in people with lighter skin and tan to dark brown in people with darker skin. Many people believe these spots are scars. The good news is that these are not scars. Unlike scars, these spots will eventually fade. Fading, however, can take months.

experienced team of doctors

Dr. Suresh Sanghvi

M.B.B.S., MS. Mch. FAIS
Dr. Suresh Sanghvi is a Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon who has specialized for 30+ years in plastic, cosmetic surgery, and laser treatments.

Dr. Shobha Sanghvi

M.B.B.S. DCP
Dr. Shobha Sanghvi is a cosmetologist and a specialist in laser and cosmetic treatments. A graduate of the Government Medical College, Surat, and a post-graduate from NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad.

Dr. Suresh Sanghvi

M.B.B.S., MS. Mch. FAIS
Dr. Suresh Sanghvi is a Cosmetic and Plastic Surgeon who has specialized for 30+ years in plastic, cosmetic surgery, and laser treatments.

Dr. Shobha Sanghvi

M.B.B.S. DCP
Dr. Shobha Sanghvi is a cosmetologist and a specialist in laser and cosmetic treatments. A graduate of the Government Medical College, Surat, and a post-graduate from NHL Medical College, Ahmedabad.

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