Almost all people between the ages of 11 to 30 - most common among teenagers - may suffer from acne from time to time. While this condition may be temporary, the scars that go with it may last a lifetime. A normal occurrence that shows the skin’s healing process after injury or an accident, these appear on the skin when the dermis is injured.  

So when this happens, how do you treat acne scars? What  acne scar treatment is available? 

Acne Scar Treatment 

Acne scars are tenacious, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Depending on the kind of scars such as whether you have the icepick scar, the box scar or the rolling scar, your skin type, and the degree of the scarring, one or a combination of the following techniques - non-surgical and surgical - may help you enhance the look of your skin. 

There are sunscreens such as medicated creams and those that contain azelaic acid or hydroxyl acids which can help you reduce the contrast between a scar and unscarred skin. In particular, the azelaic acid contains antibacterial and anti-inflammatory effects, making it useful for treating skin diseases such as acne and rosacea. The acid can prevent future breakouts and remove germs that cause acne from your pores. 

However, if you have a deep boxcar scar (which frequently resembles a huge pore), laser therapy and a form of acne scar surgery known as "subcision" may be required to get the desired outcomes. 

Dermatologic Procedures for Atopic Scars 

  • Fillers. Fillers are used by dermatologists to safely and efficiently plump depressed acne scars. A dermatologist may use collagen, the patient's own fat, or another material to fill acne scars. Many fillers produce transient benefits that last anywhere from 6 to 18 months. Some fillers have a long-term effect. Both temporary and permanent fillers have their own set of advantages and disadvantages. If this is a treatment option for you, be careful to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of the selected filler with your dermatologist. 

  • Chemical peeling. A chemical peel is a process that involves applying a chemical solution to the skin and removing the top layers. The regenerated skin is smoother. You may need to repeat the technique with a light or medium peel to achieve the desired results. Chemical peels are often used on the face to remove wrinkles, damaged skin, and scars. They can be performed on their own or in conjunction with other cosmetic treatments. They can also be done at various depths, ranging from light to deep. Chemical peels that are deeper in-depth provide more dramatic effects, but they also take longer to recover from. 

  • Micro needling. Microneedling is a process that is used to improve the appearance of the skin. Pricking the skin with small sterile needles is part of the procedure. Your body produces more collagen and elastin as a result of the microscopic wounds, which mend your skin and make you seem younger. Collagen induction treatment is another name for it. 

  • Fractionalized Co2 Laser. Dermatologists and clinicians utilize fractional CO2 lasers to treat acne scars, deep wrinkles, and other skin abnormalities. It's a non-invasive process that removes the damaged skin's outer layers with a laser composed of carbon dioxide. 

Resurfacing Procedures.  

A dermatologist may propose a resurfacing surgery to a patient who wishes to reduce the look of extensive acne scars. Resurfacing helps the body to manufacture new skin cells by removing layers of skin. The following resurfacing techniques are used by dermatologists to cure depressed acne scars - chemical peeling, microdermabrasion (differs from kits bought for at-home use), laser skin resurfacing, and dermabrasion. 

In preventing acne scars, the key is still early intervention. Isotretinoin like Acnetrex and Roaccutane Isotretinoin is medicine used to treat severe acne. It's typically used for cystic acne that hasn't responded to conventional treatments. It's critical that you take isotretinoin correctly, as advised by your doctor.

If you have any questions regarding this drug or experience any negative effects while taking it, you can always consult your doctor.