Acne Scars Treatment



Acne Scars are Sometimes manifestation of recurring and long-standing acne; It can damage the skin surface leading various types of scars such as pits, ice pick, box type, rolling scars.
These scars occur because of abnormal collagen production during healing. Teenage acne is a major cause for many adults being left with unsightly acne scars, even after the active acne has been successfully treated. Acne scarring can be very hard to treat, its appearance can be vastly improved when combining treatments that are aimed at the formation of new collagen production.


The best treatment for acne scars depends on individual factors, Depending on grade of the acne dermatologist can recommend any one or combination of following treatments.

Oinment Based

A mix of topical ointments are given depending upon the severity of the conditions.

Skin Peels

Skin/Chemical peel is a type of treatment where chemical solution is applied to the skin which causes it to blister and eventually peel off.

Surgical & Laser Technology

In this process dermatologist can recommend various dermato-surgical and/or laser is used to treat post-acne scars.



Dermal Fillers



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.
Acne is caused by excessive natural oil (sebum) that gets deposited and trapped in the skin pores. This causes skin inflammation either with a blemish or a pit. If you have an oily skin, it would even more pronounced. Hormonal imbalance and above all, it is stress which can contribute to acne and scars.

There are different types of acne scars such as

  • Rolling scars (with gently sloping edges)
  • Box scars (with sharp edges)
  • Ice-pick scars (deep pits which appear like large open pores)

The following are the different types of treatment procedures we offer

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.
If you are suffering from flat scars or pigmented scars then the superficial peels at Skin Smile Clinic is the optional treatment. Within 4-5 days, the top layers of skin peel off and reveal a clear, unblemished skin.
Low voltage radio frequency waves (electrical energy) are used to remodel the skin by stimulating newer collagen production. The heat generated here, causes the stimulation of cells in connective tissues under the skin, also destroying the scar tissues while leaving the surrounding skin unaffected. This treatment is extremely effective in deep scar revision
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 specially made needles. This reduces the scar’s depth.
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 Skin Smile Clinic, 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.
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 anesthesia to minimize 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.
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 the 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.


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. Then, there are box scar which have sharp edges and are sunken like craters, whereas the ice pick scars appear as 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.
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.
Within a span of 4-5 days, the older skin peels off so the healing happens quickly.
The side effects are quite minimal such as swelling, mild redness, and peeling of the skin. This can be managed by applying dermatologist prescribed topical antibacterial cream, sunscreen lotion, and moisturizer.
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.

Treat your skin well and it will treat you to compliments.

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