Acne Scars

Pimples, blackheads, disgusting pus-filled acne breakouts are so frustrating but what’s more upsetting is the marks that they leave behind. Even though there are treatments available to get rid of the acne scars, you cannot really start those treatments until all your acne is cleared. Acne scars, like acne, are very stubborn and each person’s treatment requirement is different depending on the area of scarring, the intensity of scarring, size of scarring, etc.


What do acne scars look like?

Acne could leave behind reddish or brownish marks which usually slowly fade away. These blemishes and scars usually always appear if you try to remove a pimple or squeeze it. Acne scars could mainly fall in two categories:

Atrophic or depressed scarring: These scars appear when there is a loss of tissue, causing small holes in the skin or deep, angled depressions that are round or oval.

Keloid scarring: Keloid scarring, also known as hypertrophic scarring, causes bumps on the skin surface as a result of raised tissue appearing on the skin due to over-production of collagen when the acne is healing.

Depending on the type and severity of your acne scars, our experts will suggest a treatment plan that will work best for your skin type.

Different acne scar treatments:

We, at PHI Clinic, offer a range of treatment options right from surgical procedures for deep scarring to non-invasive, non-surgical procedures for mild to moderate scarring. We offer these treatments along with proper dietary and lifestyle plans or suggestions that will help clients enjoy the benefits of these treatments for longer stretches of time.

Some of the treatment options that we offer are:

  • Chemical peels are often used to remove mild scarring by exfoliating the skin surface and rejuvenating it to make it look more even and younger.
  • Microdermabrasion could also be a treatment option for those whose acne scarring needs range from mild to moderate.
  • Laser resurfacing could be an option for those with severe scarring where the damaged top layer of skin is completely removed, and the middle layer is tightened to make the skin healthier and younger.
  • Micro-needling could be another treatment option that would stimulate the tissue and help heal the scarred skin surface.
  • Fillers are another type of treatment that PHI uses as they help to diminish scarring and helps even out the skin surface and restores volume and fullness in the face.
  • Subcision is another skin treatment that is used to remove the depressed scarring caused by acne with the help of a sharp instrument, either to inject a filler or to stab and severe the fibrous tissue holding down the scar. This helps the skin-pop back up to its original shape, removing acne scars.

To understand in-depth about all the treatment options ranging from non-invasive, non-surgical to surgical options, please contact us, and our experts will personally guide you through the acne scar removal treatments.