Skin Treatment


Acne scars are the result of inflammation of acne . The acne pore swells and a breakdown occurs in the wall of the pore. Some acne blemishes are small and the scars created are shallow and heal quickly. Sometimes the contents of acne spill into the surrounding tissue and cause deeper scars. The skins response is to repair the scar by forming new collagen fibers. Acne scars take on two main forms: either a scar develops when there is a loss of tissue, resulting in an indentation in the surface of the skin; or, a scar develops that is raised on the surface of the skin.

What are the types of acne scars?

Ice pick:
This type of acne scar resembles the ice-pick in that its wide at the top and narrows to a point as it goes deeper into the skin.
These scars are typically found on the lower cheeks and jaw, where your skin is thicker. The indents have sloping edges that makes the skin look uneven and wavy.
Boxcar scars are indents that have sharper edges. Those edges go down deep into the skin. These scars are common on the lower checks and jaw.
Hypertrophic or keloid scars:
These lesions of scar tissue rise off the skin. There caused when fibrous tissues, the collagen, in the region of the skin overgrow. These scars are usually found on the chest, back and shoulders and jaw line and can be itchy, tender or painful.

Clinical Result


What procedures are helpful for Acne Scars?

Chemical peels:This treatment uses special chemicals to remove the top layer of old skin. Typically whenever the top layer is removed, the new skin that grows in is smoother and has fewer scars.
Microdermabrasion: Microdermabrasion, similar to dermabrasion, uses a special machine to remove the upper layer of skin.Helpful in superficial scars.
Laser resurfacing:A laser delivers heat to the scarred collagen under the skin. This relies on the body’s wound-healing response to create new, healthy collagen. This encourages the growth of new skin to replace it. There are two different types of laser resurfacing: ablative and non-ablative. Dr. ShraddhaSamant at Skin Avenues will determine which type is best for your skin type and nature of your acne scars.Here at Skin Avenues, we have two lasers for Acne Scars ,Fraxis Duo(US-FDA) which is a combination of CO2 and MNRF.


Other Procedures:

Steroid injections:
In this treatment, steroids are injected into a raised scar. Steroids soften the fibrous tissue, causing the scar to flatten.
Dermal Fillers:
These peels are mainly aimed at reducing pigmentation, melasma, skin lightening.A quick and a simple procedure with no downtime at all.It may need a few sessions placed a week or fortnight apart.
Microneedling: This treatment uses small needles to purposefully injure your skin to stimulate collagen production that can smooth scars. Microneedling can be done alone or with heat (i.e. microneedling radiofrequency). Microneedling radiofrequency has shown to help with textural improvement from acne scarring and can prevent further acne from forming.
This treatment uses a needle to break apart fibrous bands that pull down scar tissue into the lower levels in your skin. The skin is released so that it can return to the surface and can lay smooth naturally.