April 26, 2018
How to get rid of acne scars on cheeks and nose?
As I understand from your question that you have multiple acne scars on your face mainly on cheeks & nose. You are also having an Acne problem.
The scars on your face are the remnants of your earlier acne problem. As your in 17 yrs of age, at this adolescent age, hormonal changes are going on. These hormonal changes are having its end-organ sensitivity on the sebaceous glands which are located on face, chest, back, shoulder. This causes excess sebum production, which attracts P. Acne bacterial infection with clogging of the pores.
Acne can come in various grades like comedones, whiteheads, blackheads, papules, Pustules, Nodules, cyst. The grade of Acne may vary from patient to patient. Grade 1 acne, like comedones, whiteheads, blackheads, usually doesn’t give much scarring, however, cystic pimples usually turn into more unacceptable scarring on the face.
We recommend you to treat your acne problem also along with acne scars, as every new coming acne eventually will turn into scars. Active acne lesions can be controlled with certain oral & topical medications, chemical peels, Intense pulse light therapy, Heal light therapy, Laser treatments depending upon the individual grade of acne.
Acne scars nowadays can be treated very effectively with most advanced, gold standard laser treatments such as Fractional co2 laser, Conventional co2 treatments mainly for elevated scars on your nose & chin, Q switched 1064 Nd Yag laser for pigmented macular scars , Microneedle Rf ,PRP, Erbium glass therapy, scar subcision, excision, Punch floatation chemical peels etc.
The choice of treatment depends upon the type of acne scars. These treatments all together help to remodulate the deeper collagen & helps in neocollagenesis. These treatments help to lay down elastin tissue, collagen to improve & reduce the depth of the scars. Pigmented lasers like Q switched 1064 Nd-Yag laser helps to reduce red, erythematous macular scars which are the early precursors of scars.
Holistic treatment management to control active acne along with the scar treatment will help to give better outcome after the treatment along with good improvement in skin texture, tone & contour.
We advise you to consult a board-certified dermatologist, who is fully equipped with all above-mentioned latest, gold standard treatments under one roof. He will examine your skin, type of acne, type of scar & accordingly can guide you the best treatment protocol as per your expectations.
Hope we have answered all your queries. Still, if you have any more doubts you can go to our website & youtube channel & write your queries if any.
Dr. Dhananjay Chavan