specialist in Hyderabad
What causes acne scars?
When acne breakouts penetrate the skin deeply, they damage the skin and the tissue beneath it. As the acne clears, the body tries to repair this damage. During the healing process, the body progresses through inflammation, tissue formation and matrix remodelling .At the end of this process the body produces collagen—a substance that gives the skin support. If the body produces too little or too much collagen, you will see a scar. The type of scar depends on how much collagen your body makes.
Depressed acne scars: This is also known as Atrophic scars. Atrophic scars are most common on the face. A depressed scar sits below the surrounding skin. They’re formed when not enough collagen is deposited while the wound is healing. If the body produces too little collagen, depressions or pits form as the skin heals. Atrophic scars can occur as icepick, rolling and box scar.
Raised acne scars: This is also known as Hypertrophic scars or Keloid. These scars are most common on the chest and back. They stand above the surface of the surrounding skin and are caused by too much collagen during healing. Sometimes the body produces too much collagen as it tries to heal the skin and underlying tissue. When this happens, a person develops a raised acne scar.
Different Types of
Acne Scar Removal Treatment
The following types of scar occur in acne:
Atrophic scars – flat, thin scars or depressed scars . They can occur as
- Ice-pick scars – these are deep, narrow, pitted scars.
- Rolling scars – broad depressions with a sloping edge.
- Boxcar scars – broad depressions with sharply defined edges.
Raised acne scars
- Keloid – These scars extend beyond the original injury margins and do not regress spontaneously.
- Hypertrophic scars- these scars do no extend beyond the margin of injury and may show partial resolution
Acne Treatment Procedures
Subcision: Subcision is performed under local anaesthesia (topical or infiltration). A Nokor needle (1.5 inches (3.81 cm)) is inserted adjacent to the scar parallel to the skin surface, into the deep dermis and moved back and forth. This will elevate the depressed scar
Laser Resurfacing: laser resurfacing is meant to resurface skin cells as a means to treat acne scarring, sun damage, fine lines, and other skin issues. The lasers create tiny wounds on the face which then stimulate collagen production to smooth out and tighten the skin.
Dermabrasion: it utilizes a machine driven source to remove upper layers of skin it is best used for well define scars.it helps in new collagen formation
Chemical Peels: chemical peels are used to treat depressed scars.they induce tissue injury that stimulates collagen deposition .they are categorized as superficial,medium and deep peels depending on the depth of penetration in the skin .depending on the type of scars the type of peel of different concentrations are selected
Why Choose Eternoderm
Eternoderm clinic uses advanced and research based treatment protocols to get heads-on with any skin or hair related problems, providing with best possible safest outcome and most practical approach.
Our clinic uses advanced and research based treatment protocols to get heads-on with any skin or hair related problems, providing with best possible safest outcome and most practical approach.
Dr Sinduri Reddy
Dr.Sindhuri Reddy completed her basic medical training and post graduation in dermatology from NTR university OF HEALTH SCIENCES. Dr.Sindhuri worked as senior resident and assistant professor in department of dermatology in medical colleges. She has been practicing dermatology for over 5 years and worked in several private hospital and clinics before establishing eternoderm clinic. she has several presentation and publications in national and international conferences and journals respectively.
She is passionate about her work and takes pride in delivering exceptional care to patients. Dr.sindhuri has broad interest in all aspects of general dermatology and managing all disorders of skin,hair and nail. Fields of Interest – Trichology, Clinical Dermatology, and Lasers / Aesthetics.