Acne Scar Treatment In Singapore
Acne scars can be a common problem for many people. Acne scars are not easy to get rid of and can make you feel self-conscious about your appearance. Once an acne scar is formed, without treatment, the condition can be permanent! The good thing is there are Acne Scar treatments available in Singapore to permanently remove it when performed by professionals correctly.
What Are Acne Scars?
Acne scars are a result of the skin trying to heal itself after an acne breakout. When acne breakout works its way deep into the skin and destroys the tissues beneath it, scars occur. The type of scar formed depends on how much collagen your body makes. Acne scars are most commonly found on the face, their severity ranging from mild redness to deep depression.
What Are The Types Of Acne Scars?
The types of acne scars is usually broken down in 2 types: Atrophic Scars and Hypertrophic Scars.
Atrophic scars are flat and shallow depressions that heal below the upper layer of skin. This happens when the skin produces too little collagen to heal after an acne breakout clears up. Atrophic scars are commonly caused by severe inflammatory acne such as cystic acne. Atrophic Scars are further broken down into 3 common types:
- Icepick scars: Smaller, V-shaped narrow indentations that point down into the skin’s surface.
- Rolling scars: U-shaped indentations with round and sloping edge in various depths.
- Boxcar scars: Broad, box-like shallow depressions with sharply defined edges.
Hypertrophic scars are raised lumps of scar tissue due to the overgrowth of tissue a result of the overgrowth of fibrous tissue in the region where the acne lesion had developed. This happens when too much collagen is produced when your skin heals after acne and are common amongst darker skin tone.
Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentations
Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentations (PIH) are not scars but commonly seen as brown, dark or discolored patch of skin lefted by acne. Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentations usually occurs when skin is damaged by severe acne, or if you have the bad habit of squeezing and picking at your acne. With proper sun protection, it can resolve on its own over a period of time.
What Are The Best Treatments For Acne Scars?
There are many different Acne Scar Treatment in Singapore that can improve the appearance of acne scars, post inflammatory hyperpigmentations and textured skin. It is important to know which kind of treatment options are available. Our Doctors can help you determine the best treatment for you, as well as how to prepare yourself before and after treatment.
Fractional CO2 Laser
Fractional CO2 Laser works by using ultra pulse laser energy to creating numerous microscopic thermal injury zones through a scanning pattern on the rough and textured skin to remove thin, outer layers of the damaged skin. This process activates the production of multiple microthermal zones that reaches deep into the skin, targeting old collagen.
This induces new collagen production and new healthy skin tissues to regenerate without hurting the surrounding skin tissue. Ultimately replacing old, damaged skin cells with new healthy ones!
Prior to Fractional CO2 laser, numbing cream is applied on the face for 30 to 45 minutes. The procedure itself will lasts for only 15 to 20 minutes, which our doctor will treat the whole face or targeted areas, depending on patient’s condition.
Pico Laser penetrates deep into the skin to deliver pulses which cause tiny globules of air or bubbles. During the skin’s recovery stage, collagen fills up the bubbles and raises indentations and depressions caused by acne scars, leading to a smoother appearance.
Pico Laser also helps to reduce the appearance of Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentations (PIH) by targeting the dark pigments and breaking it down to tiny fragments to be easily metabolised by the body naturally, this results in a clearer and brighter skin complexion.
Prior to Pico Laser, numbing cream is applied on the face for approximately 30 minutes, afterwhich the laser procedure is about 10-15 minutes long. The downtime for Pico Laser is usually very short as it a Picosecond laser that delivers energy in shorter bursts to penetrates deep into the target area without causing damage to the skin surface, resulting in lesser downtime.
Rejuran S + Subcision Laser
Rejuran S is a skin healing and collagen-stimulating injection treatment. It is a more concentrated version of Rejuran Healer, specially developed to treat acne scars and damaged skin. It consists of polynucleotides, Salmon DNA fragments that help in skin healing and collagen remodelling to plump up depressed acne scars.
This Acne Scar treatment is done by doctor with manual injection of the product under the skin, prior to this procedure, numbing cream is applied onto the face for 30 minutes to ensure patient comfort. After the procedure, mild redness and injection marks are common but will subside after a few days.
For deeper scars, subcision may be performed together with Rejuan S for optimal results. Subcision helps to break up the fibrous tissues beneath the scar for better improvement of acne scars.
In conclusion, many treatments are available in Singapore to remove acne scars safely and effectively without causing damage to the skin with minimal to no downtime.