Acne is the most common skin disease. Although it is more common among teenagers and young adults, even people in their 30’s, 40’s or older suffer from acne.Now due to the modern life style and several other factors, the incidence and severity of acne is on the rise. Acne can be disfiguring and upsetting for the patient, and if left untreated it can leave permanent scars which are more difficult to manage. To avoid acne scarring early treatment of acne is important. The good news is that we provide many safe and effective treatments that can help you get acne under control, and for the treatment of acne scars and pigmentation with minimum down time.
Acne treatments helps in clearing existing pimples and in preventing new acne breakouts, which will vary according to the type and severity of acne.
Light chemical peels with salicylic , glycolic acid and modified jessners peel helps to unblock pores, and provide rapid contol of existing lesions .improvement will be seen after the first treatment itself, but complete remission may require 4 to 6 sittings 2 wks apart. They are found to be extremely safe for the treatment of acne.
Advantages of chemical peeling in acne
- Provides rapid improvement compared to medical treatment alone
- Prevents acne breakouts, blackheads and milia.
- Reduces large and blocked pores.
- Controls oil secretion
- Dissolves the top layer of dead skin cells to allow medications to be absorbed
- Smoothes rough texture and helps lighten and diminish pigmentation
- Prevents scarring and improves existing scars
- Improves fine lines and wrinkles and hydrated skin
Microdermabrasion is a light nonsurgical procedure done by contolled flow of fine medical grade crystals to peel off the outermost surface of the skin. It is a cosmetic technique whose aim is to remove the topmost layer of the skin to create a rejuvenating effect and treat common skin problems such as acne scarring and pigmentation. The procedure can be done as frequently as about two weeks depending on the skin’s sensitivity and tolerance.
Derma roller is a medical microneedling device, which is used to naturally stimulate collagen production in the skin without damaging it. It is effective for the treatment of acne scars. Some improvement may be seen after the first treatment itself ,however an optimal improvement may require 4 to 6 sessions depending on the severity and depth of scarring. It is also useful in the treatment of stretch marks , anti ageing and for hair loss management.
Surgical treatment of acne scars
In case of severe scarring surgical treatment can done to provide better results. It can be either done alone or combined with other modalities like dermarollers and lasers.
Fractional laser treatment
In the treatment of acne scars that do not respond to other modalities laser treatment can produce improvement. Multiple sessions will be required.