Acne Scarring Treatment
Acne scars are a frequent outcome for people who suffer from acne and affect 30% of those with moderate or severe acne. Any type of acne spot can lead to scarring, although scarring is more common when acne is moderate or severe. It is caused due to the bodies response to the inflammation caused by acne – new collagen is laid down to heal the injury creating scar tissue and Post inflammatory colour changes occur due to the inflammation associated with acne.
Types of acne scars can be classified as atrophic or hypertrophic or as pigment changes. The most common type of acne scars are:
- Icepick acne scarring – scars are the most frequent and represent 70% of atrophic types of acne scars.
- Post inflammatory erythema acne scarring – pink or purple marks on the skin from previous breakouts.
- Post inflammatory hyperpigmentation acne scarring – brown marks on the skin which occur after erythema, called post inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
Acne Scarring Treatment Options
ZO® Skin Health Complexion Clearing Programme - this should be commenced prior to any in clinic treatments.
Morpheus8 Heat Radiofrequency - this treatment will effectively resurface the skin and help even a rough skin texture.
Microneedling - for best microneedling results Dr Nadine recommends opting for a course of 5 treatments each 4 weeks apart in combination with AnteAGE MD®growth factors.
The Perfect Peel