Among many skin problems, acne is a common skin condition which has different types. It can affect anyone from teenagers to adults, men and women alike. Scaring is a frequent and common problem for many men and women living witch acne. While pimples might go away on their own over the time acne scars, unfortunately, do not. Scars and pits can be concealed with makeup but that’s not a real solution to the problem. These scars can greatly alter your appearance and hurt your self-esteem. There are several treatment options available which can help reduce the appearance of these scars and if used in combination can help you get rid of the scars completely. However, it may take several treatment sessions before you can see satisfactory results. Your practitioner will be able to guide you about the combination of treatment that will best work for your scars specifically.
1) Laser resurfacing
This procedure is performed by a trained doctor, using local anaesthesia or numbing cream. Your skin with scars is targeted with the precision of laser and after a day or two, it will peel off naturally and will be replaced by new and healthier skin in some days. You will need to stay indoors for a day or two and protect your skin from exposure to sun, pollution and anything that can cause allergic reaction or infection. After a few sessions, you will see a visible difference.
With the help of special needles, soft tissue fillers are injected directly under the scars to uplift the sunken skin layer. The procedure is completely safe and results are immediately visible, however, touch-ups might be required after a year or so. As this treatment is not expensive and minimum downtime or aftercare is required, it is a popular choice for many men and women in Johor Bahru due to the instant improvement and very little downtime.
It is also referred to as a subcutaneous incision surgery and is mildly invasive surgery which involves inserting a hypodermic needle in the subcutaneous layer through a tiny puncture in the skin to cut the fibrous tissue holding the scar inwards. It is a simple procedure that can be performed in-office settings and involves little downtime. Itis relatively inexpensive procedure with immediate and long-lasting results and no serious side effects.
4) PRP- platelet-rich plasma
PRP treatment in combination with micro-needling is used to induce the natural healing process of scars through facilitating the production of collagen. This procedure requires minimal downtime and some aftercare. Results may take a few weeks to be completely visible.
5) CROSS treatment with Trichloroacetic acid (TCA) for deep scars
This is a chemical resurfacing of your skin, in which the chemical peeling agent TCA is used in combination with other treatment methods for treating acne scars. This method is safe but needs aftercare. After a few days, it shows a visible reduction in acne scars.
All these procedures are safe and established treatment methods for acne scars, you can choose anyone or a combination of these after consultation with our expert practitioners. We are located at three prime locations of Johor Bahru and are keen on helping you in achieving the best looking version of yourself. Feel free to approach us with your queries and we will be happy to provide you with consultation and treatment for your aesthetic needs. Our staff works under the supervision of Dr Terence Teoh who received his training from Singapore. The secret behind the success of our aesthetic clinics is that we offer international standard services at locally competitive rates.