While it is normal for breakouts to heal and clear, they leave with them lingering reminders of what your skin has been through. Acne scars immediately replace these blemishes, which can then give your skin a dull and an uneven appearance.
Acne scars are different from acne marks, which are often seen as pigmentation on the skin. Those dark or reddish marks are also smooth and can fade away on their own after several weeks or a few months.
Scars, on the other hand, are caused by inflamed lesions and indicate tissue damage. This prompts the body to form scar tissue, which can be raised or depressed. There are different types of acne scars:
- Ice pick scars – small but deep pits; they can make the skin look like it was punctured or pierced by an ice pick
- Rolling scars – depressed scars that can give the skin a wave-like texture
- Boxcar scars – oval or round depressions that can be deep or shallow; usually wider than ice pick scars
- Hypertrophic and keloid scars – raised scars that can be firm or tender
What Can Help?
There are different options for treating acne scars and chemical peels are one of them. They improve the appearance of acne scars by using a chemical solution that can peel off the outer layer of the skin, replacing it with a smoother or less scarred skin.
At Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore, we have stronger and innovative chemical peels that can safely and effectively treat acne scarring. Here are two of them:
Cutis Modified Jessner Peel
This is a stronger type of superficial-to-medium depth chemical peel that is primarily used for the face area only. It is an effective treatment for acne scarring and is suitable for oily and acne-prone skin types, as well as photodamaged and pigmentation skin types.
Cutis Modified Jessner Peel contains the benefits of alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) and beta-hydroxy acid (BHA), which include anti-bacterial anti-inflammatory properties to reduce acne and clear out pores. It has a deep peeling action the can soften lines and wrinkles, minimize enlarged pores, and smooth out uneven skin tone and texture.
It works by triggering the peeling of the skin to reveal a glowing, healthy, and even-toned skin. It is also formulated with lightening ingredients to reduce age spots, pigmentation, and freckles. It can also lighten pigmentation caused by acne scars or UV damage while removing excess oil and dead skin cells.
Jessner Peel can be combined with Laser Genesis Skin Therapy, which is an FDA-cleared procedure that can treat large pores, fine lines, uneven skin texture, and diffuse redness and scars. This combination improves healing of the skin, which is beneficial in improving its overall quality and appearance.
Cutis TCA CROSS (Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars) – Spot Treatment
This chemical peel is a pure solution of 70% trichloroacetic acid and is used only as a spot treatment for acne scars. It has been shown effective for treating deep ice pick or pitted scars as a result of acne scarring or other cause. It can also improve boxcar scars and minimize the appearance of enlarged pores.
TCA Cross works by safely triggering an acid injury to the skin to induce inflammation, collagen stimulation, and subsequent collagen remodeling. It is noted that repeated treatments with regular 6 to 8 weeks interval have shown good results in the improvement of scar depth and diameter.
Do take note that the Cutis TCA Cross is primarily used as a spot treatment for face and neck area only. It is precisely delivered as microdroplets into targeted scars and spots.
Schedule a Consultation Today
Don’t let acne scars bother you anymore. Contact Cutis Laser Clinics in Singapore today and schedule a consultation with our Harvard trained aesthetic doctor, Dr. Sylvia Ramirez to find out which of these chemical peels is right for you.