Acne Scar Revision

What are acne scars?

Acne scars are pits or depressions left behind on the skin after the acne heals. They occur due to abnormal collagen production after a breakout subsides. You may also experience marks due to post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Since acne scars rarely fade away on their own, it is advisable to seek a professional solution.

Before & After

Before & After

  • Hypertrophic scars: Raised or bumpy acne scars
  • Ice pick or deep acne scars: Appearance of large open pores
  • Boxcar scars: Scars with sharp edges
  • Rolling scars: Gently and sloping edges

Acne scar revision uses procedural treatments like chemical peels, microneedling and lasers. The aim is to get results with less downtime and regain that much-needed confidence!

One must be patient when it comes to acne scar treatment, and follow-up treatments are sometimes necessary. However, following the recommended skincare regime afterwards is the best way to achieve long-term results and prevent new breakouts.

A derma roller/derma pen procedure that uses tiny needles to prick the skin. This generates new collagen and skin tissues which result in smoother, firmer, and more toned skin. This treatment is minimally invasive, which means zero downtime for you! You will experience no more than a bit of redness and irritation for a short while.

Chemical Peels
Chemical peels will use various concentrations of different ingredients and effectively reduce acne scars. This is based on the type of acne scars that you have. This method is beneficial when it comes to minimising macular erythematous acne scars.

Subcision treatment will help minimise the appearance of acne scars while visibly improving skin texture. It is a minimally invasive procedure that is done after injecting a local anaesthetic. It involves breaking the tough and stubborn fibrous strands under the scars that keep them tethered to the underlying structures and not letting the scars come up with just microneedling.

TCA Cross Peel
This procedure helps with ice pick scars and involves the focal application of TCA Cross peel within the scars. It ensures a visible reduction of acne scars.

Intralesional Injections
This procedure is done to flatten elevated hypertrophic/keloid scars and reduce scar visibility size and severity.

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
This is considered one of the most recent advancements in scar revision techniques. It helps in combination with resurfacing procedures like subcision, LASERs, and microneedling radiofrequency.

Micro-needling Radiofrequency (MNRF)
This procedure is one of the latest fractional MNRF procedures for scar correction. It uses radiofrequency energy to heat deep layers of damaged skin. This boosts the elastin and collagen production and helps reduce the depth of scars. It also has skin tightening effects and improves the texture of your skin.

The benefits of MNRF are as follows

  • It has practically no side effects
  • Strengthens the skin’s support system
  • It elevates acne scars and makes them less visible
  • Tightens skin
  • Improves skin texture
  • Safe and effective
A numbing agent is first applied to the skin. The microneedling tip is then stamped on the skin at a desirable depth depending on the scars, and the radiofrequency energy is delivered at the necessary depth. Post-treatment, wash your skin and keep it clean; make sure you apply moisturiser and sunscreen. Avoid being in dusty environments and make sure your bed linen is clean.