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Everyone wants to have a bright face, brimming with confidence and self-esteem. However, one glance at the mirror may bring it down if you have a skin with pimples, pits or scars. Scars are trails left behind by pimples. Pimples are rather mysterious as you never really know when the next one pops up to leave a blemish or a pit on your face. Pimples and subsequent scars are a very common concern among teens and young adults as most of them meddle with them in front of the mirror. The causes for pimples are many. To put it in simple words, acne is caused by excessive natural oil (sebum) that gets deposited and trapped in the skin pores. This causes skin inflammation and heals by leaving either a blemish or a pit. Hormonal imbalance and stress can contribute for acne and scars. There are different types of acne scars such as rolling scars (with gently sloping edges), box scars (with sharp edges), and ice-pick scars (deep pits which appear like large open pores). But that doesn’t call for brooding because a visit to YCDC would ensure you find the right treatment for it. We have a customized solution to your problem which is subsequent to an elaborate consultation and standardized assessment procedure. The following are the different types of treatment procedures we offer: SUBCISION MICRONEEDLING RADIOFREQUENCY TECHNOLOGY SCAR EXCISION DERMAL FILLERS INTRALESIONAL INJECTIONS FOR KELOIDS, HYPERTROPHIC SCARS PEELS
In this, the scarred area is first addressed with local anesthesia and the bands that hold the base of the scar to the underlying structures are released using needles. This reduces the scar depth.
This is a state of the art fractionated Erbium YAG Laser from world renowned Alma Lasers. This works on the proven principle of ablative fractional resurfacing modality using the safest wavelength for colored Asian skin (as opposed to the more aggressive carbon dioxide laser). Pixel is extremely effective in stimulating collagen production and improves almost all types of scars and lines. It gives your skin a dramatically rejuvenated appearance as it encourages younger skin to emerge. The color and texture of your skin gets rid of blemishes giving it the perfect makeover. This is an almost painless procedure when combined with a numbing cream and can be completed by our dermatologist in barely 15 minutes. Sometimes a special technique called Shouldering May be done where the sharp edges of box scars are destroyed with the controlled use of erbium YAG laser in its pure ablative mode. This converts the clearly demarcated scars into those with gradually sloping cosmetically superior scars, which respond better to pixel resurfacing.
SCAR EXCISION : This is an effective method for dealing with deep scars. This process involves excision of the scar with a small pen sized punch to ensure that the scar is removed completely. This is done under local anaesthesia to minimise discomfort. Ideally, the edges of the normal skin are stitched together to create an almost imperceptible shallow scar. This is then blended with the pixel resurfacing to enhance its cosmetic appearance.
If you are looking for a quick fix, then this is right option to make you happy. In this, the acne scars are filled up with Hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance produced in the skin. Hyaluronic acid may stay back in the place filling up the scars for a period of 6-8 months and later it is slowly digested by the body enzymes. At YCDC, we use only US FDA approved fillers. Dermal fillers can be done as a lunch hour procedure with minimal discomfort under the affect of anesthetic cream.
Sometimes, instead of pits one may have raised bumpy scars after acne heals which are called hypertrophic scars. If they continue to outgrow the size of prior pimple it becomes a keloid. In this case, we give certain injections into those scars to stop them from growing in size and also to flatten them as much as possible. These injections are done at two to four weekly intervals till the desired result is achieved.
If you are suffering from flat scars or pigmented scars then the peels at YCDC are the apt treatment. Within 4-5 days, the top layers of skin peel off and reveal clear unblemished skin.
Acne – It comes uninvited and seeks our undivided attention and if not treated can leave their marks, spots, and sometimes deep acne scars. Regardless of the extent of severity of acne scars, what is most important is that a scar is not a permanent mark and can be removed with appropriate treatment and care. The below infographics give a insight of Acne Scars, Types of Acne Scars, Microneedling Radiofrequency Technology and lot more..
Clinics for acne scar treatment:
- Expert in-house cosmetic dermatologists with years of experience and knowledge in treating all types of acne scars.
- Advanced USFDA approved equipments are used to ensure efficacy and safety.
- Microneedling radiofrequency technology, skin peels, TCA cross peel, subcision, punch excision, fillers, and other clinical treatments at one place for your comfort.
- We know that every skin is different and so are the type of scars. Hence, our doctors customize the treatment based on individual needs.
- Our set tested protocols are followed throughout the treatment procedure which starts with initial comprehensive consultation till the end of every session of acne scar treatment.
- Extensive checklists and contraindications list are provided to the candidate post the treatment for optimal safety and efficacy. We know you would love to have your treatment in private thus we assign an individual consultation and service room to you.
What are the different types of scars?
Scars are of different types based on their shape and texture. For instance, macular or flat scars are those which are dark brown or reddish in color. Rolling scars are those with gentle sloping edges and they are sunken below the surrounding skin. There are Boxcar scars which have sharp edges and are sunken like craters, whereas the Ice Pick scars appear like deep pits looking like large open pores. There are also Papular scars and Keloidal scars but most of the people are affected with a combination of Rolling scars, Ice Pick scars and Boxcar scars.
Is Scar Treatment with Microneedling Radiofrequency painful? How long does it take?
This is a completely painless process to a large extent as a numbing cream is applied and the whole session is completed within 20 minutes.
How long does it take for healing?
Within a span of 2-3 days.
Any side effects?
The side effects are quite minimal such as swelling and mild redness. This can be managed by applying dermatologist prescribed topical antibacterial cream, sunscreen lotion and moisturizer.
How many sessions are required?
It depends on the specific skin concern. Normally, a course of 4-6 sessions spaced out across a span of 1-2 months is considered to get satisfactory results.