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How To Effectively Remove Acne Scars

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How to Effectively Remove Acne Scars

An acne breakout can sometimes be said to be as bad as the acne scars that follow, after the removal of acne spots. Thankfully, acne scars can now be safely and effectively treated, regardless of severity or type.

Types of Acne Scars

Various types of acne scars include:

  • Atrophic scars – Flat and thin, but it can also be an indented or depressed scar. This happens when the skin can’t regenerate tissue sufficiently.
  • Ice-pick scars – Deep and narrow scars that reaches down into the skin. It can be very obvious because of the hole it created on the skin surface.
  • Hypertrophic or Keloid scars – Raised or lumpy scars. This is due to an excessive amount of collagen when the skin is unable to recognize that the wound has healed.

Treatment Options for Acne Scars

Procedures for acne scar treatments vary according to the type and severity of your condition, and your dermatologist may recommend one or a combination of the following:

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) Therapy
IPL therapy involves the carefully controlled destruction of the skin in order to promote new collagen growth and new epidermal growth. Aside from reducing acne scars’ pigmentation, the result will also reveal an improvement of skin texture and contour, leaving it tight and firm.

Chemical Peels
This method works by removing the top layer of the skin to produce new healthy skin. Through exfoliation, the skin will eventually peel off and is often replaced by an even smoother skin and reduced appearance of scars.

Dermabrasion
This is a skin-resurfacing method. To sand your skin, a special rotating instrument will be used to make way for the new skin layer as a replacement. The final result will reveal an even smoother skin and also an improved look of scars.

Chemical Peels
This is a skin-resurfacing procedure in which a chemical solution is applied onto the skin, which removes the top layer and stimulates new collagen production. Thus, the new skin that grows out will be smoother and more radiant.

Laser Therapy
This uses focused beams of light to treat damaged parts of the skin as well as improve the appearance of scars, such as scars incurred from injury or acne. There are many types of lasers and equipment available, and your Singapore dermatologist will advise you on which scar removal method is most suitable for you.

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Our skin physician, Dr Cheong Lai Leng, is a Ministry of Health certified dermatologist who emphasizes an individualized approach to address your specific concerns whether they are medical, surgical, or cosmetic while maintaining the highest standards for quality and attention to your comfort.

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