Time. Scars mature and can continue to improve for up to a year. They are sun-sensitive and may become hyperpigmented with sun exposure. The best way to treat a scar depends on the scar. Options include silicone gel, silicone sheeting, use of filler (for spot or crater-like scars), laser therapy, hydroquinone, dermabrasion, or kenalog (triamcinolone) injection, or surgical scar revision. See your plastic surgeon.
Healing scars. When our bodies sustain an injury, the immediate response is inflammation (red, hot, tender swelling). This is the body increasing the blood flow and bringing healing factors to the area and also the veins expand to carry bad stuff away. As healing occurs, new tissues fill in that are different than normal and less elastic. This is a scar. Over time it will fade in color but always be there.
Several methods. There are several methods available to reduce the appearance of acne scars. Depending on the extent and character, methods such as punch excision, dermabrasion, chemical peels and subcision are all effective. Currently the gold standard is fractionated co2 laser.
Treat acne first. Active acne must be taken care of first. Once that is done, then scarring can be addressed with a variety of treatment options depending on your skin type, the depth of scar, presence of other skin problems etc. Your facial plastic surgeon or dermatologist may recommend peels, lasers, scar revisions, dermabrasion or other techniques. Good luck!
Combination therapy. A variety of approaches are necessary to improve not remove acne scars. Specific therapy is dependent on the type of scars and skin type. Potential therapies include subcision, cross tca, medical roll cit, dermabrasion, laser and other treatments, including prp.
Couple of options. I offer either prp or or a course dermasweep microdermabrasions along with retinol creams. The results are very good.
Tough one. I would consult with a dermatologist or plastic surgeon to see what could be done to decrease visible scarring. Their recommendations could depend on skin type, location of the scars, and several other factors.
Specialist help. A dermatologist or plastic surgeon with a laser, microsurgery or filler can help make these less visible. Nothing you can do on your own will work.
Depends on depth. If your scars are "ice pick" type meaning narrow and deep then punching them out with a tiny circular knife then closing them with a few sutures is the way to go. If they are shallow then dermabrasion is best. Some laser treatments are also effective.
Acne scars. One important factor is prevent new scars-get your acne under control. Find a dermatologist to tackle that with you. Most treatment to improve the appearance of acne scars use special technology to remodel the skin. The device I use to treat acne scars is called ematrix--see for info: http://www. Smacboca. Com/e-matrix-sublative-rejuvenation. Html other options include fractional lasers or subscision.