Scars & acne scars are a common problem for many patients as they frequently develop after trauma to the skin. Scarring is part of the natural healing process of your skin. As the body repairs the wound, fibrotic tissue replaces the injured skin, forming a protective tissue. The type of tissue scar that develops depends on the cause of injury, the depth of the wound, its location, and other variables.
Part of the population suffers post-surgery scarring, which is relatively hard to treat. An example is a post-C-section scar on a women’s lower abdomen. Much more common, and most displeasing are acne scars. These are sometimes very visible on people’s faces and force them to wear make-up in public.
Acne scars can be classified into two main categories:
Atrophic scars – those are caused by a loss of tissue.
Hypertrophic scars – caused by an excess of tissue.
Four main types of acne scars are included in these two categories: ice pick scars, boxcar, rolling, and keloid scars. Note that Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation is not a true acne scar but rather a discoloration that occurs around the pimple or wound. This is a very common problem for people who suffer from acne and can be addressed by laser or IPL treatment as well.
How do we improve the appearance of scars?
Laser Doc's acne scar removal and scar revision solutions treat all of the above scar types. We do so using an array of advanced technologies, including laser and RF plasma. The treatments replace compacted scar tissue with healthy new collagen, improving the appearance of scars, or removing them altogether. When compared to surgical approaches, these non-invasive treatments are much lower in risk and pose very little downtime. The scar revision process can take up to 8 treatments with excellent clinical outcomes.