One of the most frustrating skin problems is acne vulgaris and what it leaves behind – pimple scars. They feel like a twofold-setback: first you have to find a way how to treat pimples, then you have to find a way how to remove acne scars.
Acne – Not Just a Skin-Deep Problem
Although they appear on the skin, acne scars are not just cosmetic problems: They pose a real, emotional burden on the person involved especially if the scars are pronounced and in a highly visible area like the face.
Acne scars can seriously get in the way of establishing relationships, landing a job, and achieving quality life, so it’s important to see a skin care specialist who will listen to the emotional side of living with pimples and then afterwards offer effective treatment in removing acne scars.
Can Acne Scars Be Removed?
Acne scars come in different forms: deep and shallow pits, deep and shallow rolling ‘saucers’, raised papules or bumps, and box scar. Because each of these scars has unique characteristics, they also require different kinds of treatment.
Chemical Peels: A chemical solution is applied to your skin so it blisters and eventually peels off, giving way for new and less wrinkled and scarred skin to surface. VI Peel is an acne scar remover chemical peel using pharmaceutical grade ingredients that penetrate deeper into the skin, giving more effective results than traditional chemical peels. Unlike the latter, VI Peel works for all skin types, which is crucial if your skin is acneic or if your complexion is very dark.
After the treatment, you can return to your regular activities. You will start to see the skin peeling off 1 to 2 days later, which can continue up to 3 to 4 days. In the meantime, you can use mineral foundation to conceal the treated area. VI Peel is a sought-after treatment in aesthetic clinics in Singapore indicated not only for reducing acne scars, but also for stimulating collagen, improving skin tone, texture and clarity.
Laser Therapy: Pulses of light have proven to be effective in resurfacing the skin’s topmost layer while stimulating collagen formation in the deeper layers. The Cutera Pearl Procedure is a gentle, non-invasive laser resurfacing treatment in laser clinics in Singapore that helps remove acne scars, sloughs off sun-damaged skin, and rejuvenates aging skin so you bask in a pearl-like glow with smoothness, softness and overall skin clarity.
Laser Genesis, on the other hand, utilizes laser technology to discretely and safely minimize lines and wrinkles, shrink large pores, even out mottled complexion, eliminate diffuse redness, and reduce the appearance of scars without downtime and unwanted side effects like bruising or irritation.
Micro-needling: Building on the scientific idea that skin can be rejuvenated by inducing a mechanism of injury from which the skin naturally recovers, Dermapen Medical uses micro-needles to trigger an immune response which translates to the creation of new and healthy collagen. Various types of scarring, including those resulting from acne, respond well to Dermapen when other types of acne scar removal treatment are not as effective.