Acne Scar Treatments

Some scars heal, others leave a mark even after they’re long gone. Acne comes in the second category, leaving behind nasty scars of their past that can be hard to deal with. These stubborn scars are aesthetically unpleasant and can have an adverse effect on your looks and confidence.

Acne scars can fall in one of these 3 types

Pigmented scar
These are at the same level as the surrounding skin, but are darker as compared to the skin color surrounding them.

Atrophic acne scar (depressed scars)
The scars are more like craters that lower than the surrounding skin.

Hypertrophic scars (elevated scars)
Here the scars are like bumps protruding from your skin.

Usually, scarring occurs in mixed patterns and the treatment options vary depending upon the type and level of scarring.

Acne Scar Treatments
Acne Scar

Treatments Available at Skinessence

This is used to treat pigmentary scars. The peel is generally done in multiple sessions and is followed by a home care regimen.

Advisable for superficial scars and pigmented scars, microdermabrasion is combined with a chemical peel for better results.

This procedure involves using a manual dermaroller or a Dermapen device which stimulates new collagen production that improves the appearance of scars. It is a safe, simple, effective and economical treatment for treating acne scars.

The most popular treatment for acne scar reduction currently involves penetrating microneedles into deeper layers of the skin and delivering radiofrequency waves. This causes a heat coagulation effect and promotes new collagen production and thus improving the appearance of scars.

A fractional CO2 laser system is used to resurface the skin and give it an even appearance

Procedures like subcision, punch techniques, dermal grafting, and nano fat transfer can also be performed to correct the scars and achieve aesthetically pleasing results. Dermal fillers can also be used to fill the defect created by acne scars.
Out of the multiple options available for acne scar management, one of two modalities is chosen according to the scar type to achieve desired results.


Acne usually develops when the sebum – the oily skin secretions block the pores of your skin. Acne is the infection and inflammation of these blocked pores due to bacteria that grow in these regions.

Not all acne is permanent and will fade or reduce over time. But in case you squeeze acne, there are chances where you can have permanent scarring. You can consult a skin expert in case this occurs.

Typically acne treatment takes anywhere between 4-6 weeks before any visible signs of improvement can be seen.

While chemical peels are not specifically painful, treatments like micro-needling and microdermabrasion can cause mild discomfort. Apart from this, Laser resurfacing and surgical methods do not explicitly cause any sort of long-term pain or the need to be admitted to the hospital for a prolonged period.


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