acne scar treatment
Acne is the most common skin problem and affects around 200-300 million people within India, especially the younger generation aged between 12-25 years. There are also other problems associated with it like pigmentation and scars.
Even when acne is healed, it may leave behind ugly marks and scars. This happens when the skin does not heal properly leading to depressions or marks. Dark spots left behind after the acne heals is called Post-inflammatory-hyperpigmentation (PIH) and is a very common side-effect.
1. Acne is not a serious infection. Why should you seek professional help from a dermatologist?
The first line of remedy we can all think of when it comes to eliminating acne is picking on it. Unfortunately, this can only worsen our skin condition and lead to deep acne scars.
Experimenting with home remedies or OTC products for acne management can further irritate our inflamed skin and aggravate our pimples, leading to recurrence and permanent scarring.
Consultation with an expert dermatologist can assist in you getting the right treatment based on your specific skin and scar type.
2. What causes Acne?
It’s a myth that acne is caused by dirty skin. It is essentially genetics and hormones. Stress can also induce changes in hormones that can lead to acne.
3. What options are available for treatment?
The exact treatment is based on your specific skin and scar type which can be assessed after consultation with our expert dermatologist.
Broadly, however, the below mentioned treatment options can be used
Chemical peeling which improves active lesions, superficial scars and textural irregularities
Lightening laser to improve post-acne pigmentation and blemishes
Laser resurfacing for acne pits and scars to render a silky, smooth and even textured skin
4. How do I get started if I am looking for this treatment?
You can with our dermatologist as per your preferred date.