FAQ – Acne and Scar

FAQ - Acne and Scar


What are acne scars and what causes them?
People with acne scars suffer from a relatively common condition, specifically depressed, hollowed out indentations of the skin following inflammatory acneiform (pimple) eruptions. Deep cystic acne and aggravated outbreaks of pimples, either in adolescence or in adulthood, can result in significant damage to the many structures of the skin, including loss of collagen elastin and support substances. This loss of important structure to the skin can result in localized depressions, indentations and “craters” called acne scars. Acne scars can be very small, narrow indentations and pits called “ice pick scars” or they can be broader based, wider and more distensible depressions, called “rolling hill” acne scars. There can be a hereditary predisposition to acne and the treatment of acne, as well as the acne scars, should be addressed.


What are acne scar treatments?
Acne scar treatments involve the application of Fractional laser and fractional radiofrequency resurfacing technologies as well as radiofrequency skin tightening devices and intense pulsed light and Q Switch laser to optimize the improvement in the appearance of acne scars. At Medical Aesthetics, Dr. Huang has assembled the world’s best combination of acne scar treatments to ensure Acne Scar patients get the best possible outcome with the smoothest, clearest, brightest possible skin. Acne scars come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from mild to moderate acne scars. They can also be deep, rolling hill to icepick-type acne scars. At Medical Aesthetics 360, Dr. Huang has been in the forefront of utilizing many of the currently top technologies to improve the appearance of acne scars and the ability to get acne scar improvement has never been better, especially with Dr. Huang’s combination approach to acne scarring treatments.


How do acne scar treatments work?

One of the more common treatments for acne scars includes a combination of fractional carbon dioxide laser, or fractional erbium ablative lasers for fractional laser resurfacing of the skin. The fractional ablative lasers and infrared “fraxel” type lasers send columns of micro laser beams into the skin causing a thermal injury to portion of the skin overlying the acne scar. The thermal stimulus from the column of laser light stimulates reformation of new collagen and elastin, plumping up the acne scar and diminishing its appearance.

Acne scars can also be treated from underneath to plump up their appearance with injectable soft tissue dermal fillers. These can be combined in conjunction with fractional lasers treating from both underneath and through the surface of the acne scars. Dermal fillers can plump up the depressed acne scars to diminish the indented, depressed appearance and smoothing of the skin surface.

Acne scarring can also be treated with TCA Cross, this bring the depressed area more close to the surface and reduce the appearance of acne scarring.

Book in a consultation now and you will be delighted to know how much the appearance of acne scarring can be reduced.