April 12, 2018
How to remove acne scars?
As you have mentioned you have acne scars on your face since 2 to 3 years. You can definitely get best possible results for your scars when you go with recently advanced treatments for scars. Dermaroller is also good treatment which is being used for treating acne scars but it has some limitations. It can not treat deep scars on your skin. As needle depth cannot be adjusted in order to treat deep scars on the face. Deep scars are usually 2 to 2.5 mm deep, this depth cannot be effectively targeted by dermaroller & epidermal damage is also more in dermaroller treatment, which involves more downtime & more chance of getting pigmentation.
In order to treat your scars more efficiently, Dermatologist has to understand your type of scars. There are various types of scars such as –
- Ice pick scars
- Rolling scars
- Box scars
- Atrophic Scars
- Hypertrophic scars
One patient can have few rolling scars, few ice pick scars, few box scars at the same time on the face, along with this they may have hypertrophic scars on nose & chin area also. In order to treat these types more efficiently, multiple treatment modalities can be combined in the same session to give better results than single treatment modality.
Apart from Dermaroller various scar treatments are now available such as
These are invasive scar treatments which altogether helps to break down the old collagen strands below the skin & helps to form new collagen beneath the skin. These treatments can be combined with PRP [Platelet rich plasma therapy] scar subcision, Punch excision like surgical treatments to get best possible results.
We request you to consult a board-certified Dermatologist, who is fully equipped with all these gold standard, FDA approved treatments. He will examine your skin type, type of scars & can guide you to your treatment plan. Treatment of acne scars is individualized & treatment outcomes depend on individual patients skin collagen modulation capacity.
Multiple sessions are advised in order to get best possible results. Cost of treatment depends upon the type of treatment you will need as per your scar type & your expectations of results. It may vary from a clinic to clinic. It is a wise decision, to go & consult your dermatologist to get best results as per your expectations.
Dr. Dhananjay Chavan