Tired of Looking at Your Acne Scars Every Time You Use a Mirror? Get Acne Scar Treatment in Singapore Now!

Young girl before and after treatment for acne

I know of a lot of people who deal with acne scar problems. In one case, a woman had a problem with the deep acne scars caused by her pimples. She spent a lot of money and time buying cosmetics and skin medicine to cover up her acne marks. Unfortunately, her acne marks never really went away. They were still there, just buried under a heavy layer of makeup and cosmetics.

If the presence of acne scars is bothering you a lot, then you might consider getting an acne scar treatment in Singapore to rid of them permanently. Instead of bothering using makeup or cosmetics every day, getting medical treatment for acne scars will remove them for you and will last forever. Visit your nearest aesthetic clinic and have a trusted doctor like Dr Chua Cheng Yu treat your acne scars. Get ready to say goodbye to them forever!

If you’re still unsure of getting an acne scar treatment, read on to know more about the different types of acne scars and the best treatments to get rid of them.

What is an Acne Scar?

Woman with acne scar problem

An acne scar is a permanent depression or elevation on the skin after injuring your skin due to acne. It is the result of cystic acne (big and red pimples) or inflamed pustules (pus-filled pimples), especially if you squeeze or pop them.

Types of Acne Scars

  1. Atrophic acne scars - appear as depression in the skin. Atrophic scars are found at a level below the skin surface. These are most commonly found on the face and are formed when there is a shortage of collagen while the acne wound is still healing. The shortage of collagen will reduce the firmness of the skin at the wound area and forms a scar.

There are three main kinds of atrophic acne scars:

  1. Ice pick scars – These scars are deeper than other atrophic scars, with a narrow opening. These look like chickenpox scars and look like small round holes. These are the hardest to treat due to the depth it reaches.
  2. Boxcar scars – These are broad rectangular depressions with steep, defined edges. They have different depths, and shallow boxcar scars respond the best to skin resurfacing treatments.
  3. Rolling scars – These are broad depressive scars that have rounded, sloping edges. They have an irregular appearance.
  1. Elevated acne scars – These are also known as hypertrophic scars and keloid acne scars. These are usually found in the chest and back and are formed when there is too much collagen during healing.

Types of Acne Scar Treatments

Acne scar treatment

When it comes to treating your acne scars, the doctor or specialist must identify what type of acne scars you want to be removed. There are different treatments for each type and some treatments may not work as well with some specific types of acne scars. Below, I’ve listed the different types of acne scar treatments that may be recommended by your doctor after your consultation.

  1. Alpha Hydroxy Acids – These acids are found in many products that claim to fight acne. Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) work by removing dead skin left after about with acne and will also help prevent pores from clogging. AHAs also lessen the appearance of acne scars by removing any discoloration and smoothening the skin. AHAs can be used for all types of acne scars, however, for more severe scars it may not be as effective.
  2. Salicylic Acid – Products containing salicylic acid does three things: it cleans your pores, reduces any redness or swelling and exfoliates the skin. Salicylic acid is considered one of the best treatments for acne scars and can be used for all types.
  3. Punch Grafting – This treatment involves taking out the scar and replacing it with a skin graft (usually behind your ear). It is even effective in filling in deep, narrow ice pick scars. The only downside is that you need multiple grafts (up to 20) for a single scar. Sometimes, the resulting area is slightly more elevated than the surrounding area of the skin.
  4. Punch Incision - This method involves cutting out the depressed scar.After the excision, your skin is then closed up from all sides. It is the most effective treatment for ice pick scars. You'll be left with a thin scar in its place that should disappear in a few weeks.
  5. Laser resurfacing – This is traditionally used as an anti-aging procedure used to fill fine lines and wrinkles, but it can also be used to treat acne scars as the skin surface is replaced with a newer layer that will gradually reduce the appearance of acne scars. It is effective for all types of acne scars.
  6. Microneedling – In this relatively newer treatment, multiple microneedles are used to puncture the top layer of your skin. This then creates multiple microscopic holes in the skin to encourage the peeling of the epidermis, which helps trigger the production of collagen and elastin. Results can be seen 6 to 12 weeks after treatment.

Dr Chua Cheng Yu
13 Stamford Rd, #B2-35 Capitol Piazza,
Singapore 178905
+65 8129 9789

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