Acne Treatment

"What Is It?

Acne or Pimples or Zits are one of the most common skin conditions that almost anyone and everyone go through at some point in their life.

Acne treatment is typically split into two parts, one relates to the treatment of active acne (the lesions themselves) and the other relates to the treatment of the scars that are left behind by acne.

Acne treatment largely involves the use of oral and topical medications which target the bacterial growth and also some treatments that tend to balance hormones. In extreme scenarios even a chemical peel is suggested for active acne.

Acne scar treatment involves two phases:

1. The use of chemical peels and dermaroller (Micro-Needling) procedure to resurface the skin and promote fresh skin growth to help heal the scars.
2. Use of dermal fillers to take care of very deep scars."

Procedure:

Chemical Peels:
After a thorough analysis of the exact nature of scarring, the doctor decides on the type and intensity of peel required. The procedure involves application and rinsing of the peel from the affected area.

Dermaroller (Micro-Needling):
The procedure involves the usage of a device like dermaroller or dermapen to create multiple micro holes in the surface of the skin. This increase the blood flow to the affected area.

Dermal Fillers:
If the scar is too deep the doctor may prescribe the use of dermal fillers to fill up the dent / scar.

Expected Results

Chemical Peels:
Based on the peel and reaction of skin, there may or may not be actual physical peeling of the skin. But the skin is activated by the controlled exfoliation and returns to normal in the next week or so.

Dermaroller:
Like Peel, the skin becomes sore and heals over the next week or so.

Dermal Fillers:
There is no down time in this case and there is a near instant improvement in the scar.

Frequency of Treatment

For Chemical Peels and Dermaroller the frequency and number of sessions needed may vary but once concluded the results are permanent.

For Dermal Fillers, the effect lasts for six months to eight months, post which for maintenance the procedure may need to be repeated.


Conditions Treated

  • Active Acne
  • Acne Scars

Acne or Pimples or Zits are one of