Acne also medically known as Acne Vulgaris, is a skin disease that involves the oil glands at the base of the hair follicles. Acne usually occurs during puberty when the sebaceous glands come to life. Acne scarring occurs when an inflammatory lesion in the hair follicle ruptures damaging the Dermis layer. This also leaves red or hyper-pigmented marks on the skin.
Types of Acne scars
Acne scars come in three types
- Ice picks-shaped, which are narrow, and deep
What makes acne worse?
Exposure to the sun makes acne scars look darker, and also slows down the healing process. This is because ultraviolet rays from the sun stimulates melanocytes (the pigment producing cells) that lead to further discoloration. Apply 30 SPF sunscreen before going out in the sun.
Treatments for acne scarring
Acne scars are treated by introducing a series of fine, sharp needles into the skin. These needles are attached using a single sterile role which is moved over the surface of the skin, to create microscopic columns that force the skin to renew and rebuild itself.
It is a skin therapy that uses light to heat up the Dermis causing new collagen growth that last for longer. The treatment help in reducing the redness caused by the acne, but in severe cases this technique is used along with the medical needling.
Dermal fillers elevate the surface of the scar to a level even with the skin, removing any depressed area.
Medical peels can be used just for mild scarring. It exfoliates the surface of the skin forcing the body to produce new skin cells.
Remember all these treatments have to be done by a licensed medical practitioner. So look for a facility which has licensed doctors. Don’t fall prey to fake claims and cheap treatments. Search for a reliable skin treatment clinic in your city. You can search for them online or in local directories.
Acne scar treatment Sydney
In Sydney, you can contact the Hills Medi Spa. They offer Medical needling, Laser genesis, Medical peels, and Dermal fillers for acne scar treatment. The selection of the treatment depends upon the severity of the acne, age and skin texture.