Post acne scarring can negatively affect self-esteem and has been associated with increased anxiety and depression. For this reason, its effects are not only physical but also social and psychological.
Acne scars may range from Grade I to Grade IV in severity;
Types of textural scars:
The process involves a comprehensive consultation including taking medical history, an in depth discussion regarding the history of the active acne condition and the location of the scars.
The area is then inspected and an assessment of the type of acne scarring is made using special magnification and lighting. The scar assessment is imperative to allow the expert Dermal Clinician to specifically choose the appropriate combination of laser and/or cosmetic procedures to achieve optimal results.
Mapping and photography of the acne scar types and their appropriate treatment is explained in detail. A tailored treatment plan takes into account the type of scars, medical history, down time and time frame.
Depending on the grade of acne scarring treatment options may include any of the following or a combination of procedures: Cosmeceutical homecare products, Pigment targeting lasers, Vascular laser treatments, Infrared lasers, IPL treatment, Medical Microdermabrasion and Chemical peels. Moderate to severe acne scarring may warrant more intensive treatment using fractional laser resurfacing, fractional RF resurfacing, medical skin needling and dermal fillers.
Please refer to individual treatment options for more information.
Long term results: Macular scars resolve quickly with simple laser treatments, whereas indented acne scars often require more complex treatment plans to optimize results.