Acne / Acne Scars
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Acne Scar can be notoriously difficult to manage. Prevention is the best treatment against acne scarring.
Acne scars can divided into
- Ice-pick scars – these are deep, narrow, pitted scars
- Rolling scars – broad depressions with sloping edge
- Boxcar scars – broad depressions with with sharply defined edges
- Atrophic scars – flat, thin scars or depressed scars
- Hypertrophic or keloid scars – thick lumpy scars
There are many treatment option available for acne scars. If acne is still active, priority should be given to addressing acne eruption. Ideally, combination treatment (cream and surgical) is preferred.
- Prescription creams, ointments, or gels. Prescription creams maybe helpful. Treatments can include steroids or certain antihistamine creams for scars that cause itching and are very sensitive. Silicon based gel is also helpful in reducing scarring.
- Surgical removal or treatment. There are many options to treat deeper scars depending on your particular case. These include skin grafts, excision or laser surgery. Combination of laser with filler injection may help with smoothing out the acne scarring.
- Injections. You may get steroid injections to treat scars that stick out, such as keloids or hypertrophic scars.
Acne Vulgaris – severe scarred face due to acne
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