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Acne Scars Treatment in Mumbai

Around 95% of those affected by acne develop scars, either superficial or deep. Acne scars are caused by inflammation within the dermis of the skin. The scar is created by abnormal healing following this dermal inflammation. The repair is generally not as smooth or flawless as the original skin.

Acne Scar Treatment in Bandra East and Bandra West

Scarring is most likely to take place with severe acne, but may occur with any form of acne. Acne scars are classified based on whether the abnormal healing response leads to deposition of excess collagen or loss at the site of the acne lesion. Scarring needs to be attended to and treated not only for cosmetic reasons like improved appearance but also to enhance one’s self esteem

  • Hypertrophic /Keloid scar: when body produces excess collagen and there is a mass of raised tissue on the skin surface
  • Atrophic/Depressed scar: when there is loss of tissue

To begin with it is necessary to take a few precautions before treating acne scars

  • Treat active acne completely
  • Avoid overexposure to the Sun as scars may darken
  • Avoid overwashing and scrubbing. This may reduce skin elasticity and make the scar look more prominent
  • Avoid picking at scars. This may lead to infection and subsequently more scarring

Laser is a wonderful tool for acne scars, Its advantages are:

  • Painless
  • Cost effective
  • Does not harm the surrounding skin
  • Controlled amount of energy in the area of scarring is used
  • Can be administered in a grid of different shapes according to scar shape
  • Results are satisfying from 50-90% depending on the type and depth of the scar

FAQS

1. Who can be treated?

A wide variety of scars can be treated effectively. The procedure is usually done after controlling active acne adequately

2. Is it painful?

Application of numbing cream for 45 minutes before the procedure ensures maximum comfort

3. How many sessions are needed?

Around 4-6 sessions are necessary

4. What is the time period between sessions?

Approximately 4-6 weeks between sessions

5. What are the side effects?

After treatment there is redness in the treated area. This may last for 4-6 days after which there is peeling of the treated skin and new skin appears.

6. What is the post treatment care?

The area needs to be kept dry and antibiotic cream applied. Sunscreen cream needs to be applied every day. Also it is advisable to avoid sun exposure.

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