Management of acne scars

Acne scar management requires a combination approach, each type of scar may need a different approach. A combination of surgical treatment, mesopeels, lasers and other energy based devices are used.

Method of treatment depends on the type,duration and severity of scar and is individualized for each patient.

Surgical treatment:


Subscision is a surgical intervention to treat depressed scars. The procedure acts by releasing the subcutaneous fibrotic strands underlying scars. Thus the depressed scar is lifted by the releasing action of the procedure as well as from connective tissue that forms in the course of normal wound healing.

CROSS [ Chemical Reconstruction Of Skin Scars]

CROSS is a technique using high strength TCA [Trichloroacetic acid] focally on the atrophic acne scars to induce collagenisation and cosmetic improvement.

Prevention of scarring

The best method of preventing or limiting scarring is to treat acne early to minimize the extent and duration of inflammation.