Some acne can pass by itself in a short time. Sometimes it is treated with drugs and cosmetic products to protect the skin and prevent the formation of acne. Short-term comedon or inflamed pimples and the scars they cause are usually resolved by simple treatment methods. Acne that is not treated for a long time causes cysts, nodules, or papules under the skin, traces of brown or red acne on the skin, blisters, or deep acne pits. It is unlikely that permanent acne scars can be eliminated by natural or cosmetic means. Such methods often go no further than turning on the tone of the stain or temporarily lightening its appearance. It is necessary to seek professional help for effective and permanent acne scar treatment.
Acne Scar Types
Acne scars are classified according to changes in the color and structure of the skin. The treatment method to be applied according to the type, formation, and condition of the skin is determined. Acne spots and scars are divided into deep and superficial. Superficial acne scars are scars that occur when the upper layer of the skin is affected and are usually red and low in depression. Deep acne scars are referred to as depression under the skin, where holes or pits occur in different ways. Deep acne scars are classified according to appearance and color changes.
Icepick acne scars: These scars are defined as acne scars that appear to have been punctured with a sharp instrument, where small and fine scratches are formed, which can extend to the adipose tissue.
Boxcar acne scars: These are crater-shaped round or oval-looking scars that have collapsed on the skin. These traces are divided into two classes, superficial or deep.
Rolling acne scars: These scars are defined as collapse-shaped scars that are high in depth and form a wavy image on the surface of the skin.
Methods Used to Treat Acne Scars
Chemical peeling, PRP treatment, mesotherapy, and fractional laser treatments are applied in acne scar treatment. The most effective and permanent method of treating superficial acne spots, red marks, deep acne pits, or collapses that form and settle on the face is fractional laser application. With this method, it is ensured that the skin is completely regenerated and has a healthy appearance.
Fractional Laser Application
Laser treatment for acne scars is the most preferred treatment method today and provides highly effective results on deep acne pits, scars, and spots in a short time. Fractional laser application increases the repair of tissue and collagen production in the substrates of the skin, creating healthy tissue.
The fractional laser allows a noticeable change in acne scars from the first session and the scar shrinks significantly in each session. Acne scar laser treatment performed with fractional laser is usually performed by applying 4-6 sessions once a month according to the type of acne scar. The number of sessions can be reduced or increased by taking into account the reductions and improvements in acne scars during treatment. Er-Yag Fotona SP Spectro device model, which is used to treat acne scars with fractional laser, provides a short post-application recovery time compared to classical laser applications thanks to its strong effectiveness as well as fractional function.
Autumn and winter are the best time for fractional laser application. Especially after the session and during the treatment, the use of sunscreen cream and moisturizing cream suitable for skin type should not be neglected. Short-term redness, mild crusting, or brown flaking may occur on the skin surface after the application is performed on the fractional laser acne scar. The effects after the session disappear completely within 3-5 days. One of the most important advantages of fractional laser application is that there are no negative effects that will prevent the person from continuing their daily life during acne scar treatment and the healing process is short.
- Fractional laser application is one of the most effective treatment methods in tissue repair, increasing collagen production, healthy tissue formation, and destruction of scars.
- The result is obtained from the first session with fractional laser and usually, 4-6 sessions are applied.
- With the Er-Yag Fotona SP Spectro device used, excellent results are obtained in the treatment of scars, as well as the device equipped with the latest technology shortens recovery time.
- After the session, effects such as light crusting and flaking disappear within 3-5 days.
- It is recommended to apply fractional laser application in autumn and winter.
Frequently Asked Questions
How is acne scar treated?
Acne scar treatment is usually done by laser. Fractional laser application provides the repair of the tissue and the formation of a healthy tissue by increasing the collagen production in the subcutaneous layers.
Does acne scar completely disappear?
Acne scars disappear by 70% after 3-5 sessions with the right device and treatment method. If the doctor continues the treatment, this rate increases even more.
What are the Acne Scar Laser Treatment Prices?
Laser treatment of acne scars varies according to the size of the area to be treated, the depth of the scars and the number of sessions of the procedures to be performed. Please contact us.