Acne Scars Removal Treatments in Singapore
Acne scars are a common concern in Singapore and can affect anyone regardless of gender or age. Acne scars are due to untreated inflammatory acne and can be rather difficult to treat or remove.
Acne scars do not go away entirely on their own, it often becomes more noticeable due to ageing as the skin loses collagen. There are effective acne scars removal treatments to target depressed acne scars and uneven skin texture. Without proper treatment, acne scars can be permanent.
What Causes Acne Scars?
Acne scars are the result of an inflamed acne. When acne pores are engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria, it causes pores to swell and lead to a breakout in the follicle wall. This penetrates the skin deeply and damages tissue beneath.
However the skin heals itself to clear acne, it produces Collagen-A substance for skin structure support. When too little collagen is produced, sunken scars or depressions are formed as skin heals, such scars are known as atrophic acne scars.
Types of Acne Scars
The lack of collagen produced during skin healing after an acne breakout forms twisted bands between skin layers that pull downwards and sink in.
This results in depressed acne scars and the 3 common types of acne scars are ice pick scars, boxed scars and rolling scars.
- Ice pick scar: Deep and narrow scars
- Boxcar scar: Broad, rectangular depressions with steep edges
- Rolling scar: Broad depressions that have sloping edges
How to prevent Acne Scars from forming?
Prevention is key. Acne is usually temporary, but acne scars can be permanent. As much as scars are part of the skin’s normal healing process, there are ways to prevent acne scars from forming.
Seek Treatment Immediately
When you have acne, it is best to get it under control as soon as possible. The longer the delay of untreated acne, the greater the risk of acne scarring.
Reduce Acne Inflammation
Inflammatory acne such as acne nodules or acne cysts are more likely to leave scars than non-inflammatory breakouts.
Inflamed acne tends to penetrate deep into the skin causing damages to the skin, so it is best to calm inflammation and avoid doing anything that will further irritate your skin.
Avoid Picking at Acne
Do not give in to the temptation of picking or squeezing a pimple. By doing so can force debris deeper, resulting in an infection and worsening inflammation.
This can extend the healing time and leave a permanent acne scar.
What Acne Scars Removal Treatments are available?
There are different Acne Scars Removal Treatments in Singapore to effectively treat this condition. Thorough assessment and doctor consultation will determine the correct combination of treatments for the best clinical outcome.
Fractional CO2 Laser
Fractional CO2 Laser delivers heat and laser energy to break down old collagen and stubborn acne scar tissue under the skin. It produces fractionated micro beams onto the targeted skin areas for collagen remodelling to reduce the appearance of depressed acne scars and uneven skin texture.
Depending on the severity of your acne scars, the intensity of the laser treatment will be adjusted accordingly for effective removal of acne scars. Continual improvement in acne scars is seen for up to a year after as new collagen forms.
Rejuran S (Scar)
Rejuran S is a subtype of Rejuran Healer developed specially for acne scars. It consists of Polynucleotides (PN) which is known for skin repair.
Rejuran S promotes cellular regeneration and collagen stimulation in damaged skin to reduce the appearance of acne scars, enlarged pores and uneven skin texture.
Subcision is a procedure that involves the use of a small needle to break up the fibrous tissues that pull down the skin’s surface beneath acne scars. Subcision releases the fibrous tissue beneath the scar, allowing new collagen to fill up the depression as the area heals.
Subcision is typically done together with Rejuran S for deeper acne scars to see optimal results.
Cost of Acne Scars Removal Treatments in Singapore
Treating acne scars require patience and consistency. The cost of Acne Scars Removal treatments depends on individuals and the severity of your skin condition as some acne scars may require a combination of procedures to see and maintain optimal results.
Schedule a consultation with our aesthetic doctors for an accurate diagnosis and consultation today
Price of Acne Scars Removal Treatments at BECOME Aesthetics Clinic
Fractional CO2 Laser