Acne scarring can be a significant challenge, leaving both physical marks and emotional distress. At TUHI, Dr Bhavjit Kaur, an expert in skin issues, understands the complexity of skin and the impact these scars can have on your life. We’re dedicated to offering the most effective treatments for acne scarring, including microneedling, PRP therapy, Obagi Blue Peel Radiance, and collagen-inducing skin-boosting treatments
Understanding Acne Scars
Acne scars are the result of severe acne lesions damaging the skin and its underlying tissue, often caused by hormonal changes or environmental factors. These scars can manifest as indentations or raised areas on the skin and vary in type, including ice pick, rolling, boxcar, and hypertrophic scars. The emotional toll of these scars can be just as impactful as their physical appearance.
Our Approach to Acne Scar Treatment
Every skin condition is unique, and so is our approach to treating acne scars. We focus on creating personalised treatment plans that address both the physical scars and contribute to overall skin health at the same time
Treatment Options for Acne Scarring
Microneedling involves using fine needles to create tiny punctures in the skin’s top layer, stimulating natural healing processes. This treatment promotes collagen and elastin production, which is essential for reducing scar appearance. Patients typically require multiple sessions for optimal results, each session lasting about 30 minutes.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy:
PRP therapy leverages your own blood’s healing properties to rejuvenate the skin. When combined with treatments like microneedling, PRP can significantly enhance skin healing and regeneration, making it an excellent choice for acne scars.
Obagi Blue Peel Radiance:
This chemical peel is formulated to address various skin concerns, including acne scars. It gently exfoliates the upper skin layers to reveal smoother, more even-toned skin underneath.
Using Profhilo and Juvéderm Volite, skin boosters can effectively treat certain types of acne scarring by inducing collagen production. Not all acne scarring is suitable for this treatment, and we will determine the best course of action during your consultation.
Combination Treatments for Acne Scarring
Depending on the type, size, and depth of scarring, a combined treatment program may be recommended. All treatments are selected and combined based on their synergistic effects to provide the most effective results for your specific scarring issue.
Preparing for Your Consultation
To prepare for your consultation, please list any current medications, detail your skincare routine, and think of any questions you might have about the treatment process. This preparation ensures a more comprehensive and tailored consultation.
Acne Scar FAQs
Q: How long does it take to see results from acne scar treatments?
A: Results vary based on treatment and individual skin type. Some patients see improvements within weeks, while others notice gradual changes over several months. The extent of scarring and the chosen treatment modality also play a role.
Q: Are these acne scar treatments painful?
A: Some treatments may cause mild discomfort. However, we take every step to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment process.
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Dr Bhavjit Kaur
Dr Bhavjit Kaur is an Aesthetic Physician, with over 27 years of clinical experience. She is a postgraduate in Pathology, Biomedical sciences, DRCOG, DFSRH and Cosmetic Medicine.