There are a number of acne scar treatments available for men and women in India to get rid of their acne scars. Since this is a condition that affects up to 80% of Indians in their teenage years, the number of available treatments has been growing rapidly.
While most people recover from the effects of this condition on their own, a few develop permanent acne scarring on their face, and other parts of their bodies.
Much to their benefit, there are a number of treatments available in India today that deal with such scars almost exclusively. The treatment options available to such people range from simple topical creams, to complex, and often expensive, surgical procedures, not including the expensive treatment of laser resurfacing.
How Do Acne Scars Develop?
Once an acne lesion has healed, it may or may not leave a red, or hyperpigmented, mark on the skin. While this isn’t exactly a scar, but a post-inflammatory change, it can take anywhere between 6 and 12 months for them to to complete the long drawn healing and remodeling process.
If more acne lesions don’t develop in the same area as existing marks, then the skin will go on to heal normally without any problems. In case there is any color change or defect still present after an entire year has passed, it is then medically referred to as a scar.
Since we all know that – “Prevention is better than cure” – it is best to avoid developing these permanent blemishes in the first place. The best treatment to do so is to prevent the development of acne lesions.
In order prevent lesions, one would need to first understand the the factors that cause this condition in the first place.
There are a few effective methods for treating early acne scars. Since the post-inflammatory changes that are caused by pimples are an integral part of the skin’s natural healing process, there are a number of treatments by which you can facilitate this process by yourself:
- As most of you already know – direct exposure to sunlight is quite detrimental to the texture, tone, and health of one’s skin. Never forget to apply a sunscreen with a SPF of at least 15 before stepping out into the sun.
- Tretinoin is great for speeding up the remodeling process of the body’s surface, which helps it to cover up such inflammatory changes effectively.
- Never pick and prod at scabs, since they are there to help in the healing process in the first place. Pulling off a scab hinders in the healing, which results it the remodeling process getting off track, thereby resulting in a blemish, that might very well turn out to be permanent.
Best Treatments For Scars
- Dermal Fillers
There a number of different types of dermal fillers available for injecting into these marks. These fillers raise the surface of the skin to give it a smoother appearance, and are great for people in India to get rid of acne.
Examples of such fillers include bovine and human collagen, polytheyl-methacrylate microspheres with collagen, and hyaluronic acid derivatives. Since the results of these injections are not permanent, one would need to go for additional shots in the future.
- Subcutaneous Incision
Also known as Subcision, this procedure is performed under local anesthesia by inserting a specially beveled needle under one’s skin. Special care has to be taken to ensure that the needle is parallel to the skin surface.
Without straying from between the dermis and the subcutaneous tissue, the needle is gently advanced and retracted, much like a piston, to cut the tethering bands.
A direct side effects of this procedure is bruising, which fades away in about a week’s time. There are significant risks associated with Subcision, including bleeding and the formation of subcutaneous nodules, which can be completely avoided if done by an experienced professional.
- Laser Resurfacing
This is a popular treatment for quite a few skin-related defects. CO2 and YAG lasers are the two most popular types of lasers used for such procedures in India.
These lasers esentially burn the top-most layer of the skin, which then promotes the growth of new and healthy skin cells. Post-operative care for laser resurfacing plays an integral part of whether this procedure will be effective or not for a patient, which is why Indian men and women are advised to only visit experienced professionals and clinics.
There a growing number of acne scar treatments available for men and women in India to take advantage of to get rid of their acne scars. One must however, pay special attention to quality and standard of the health care provider for a specific treatment or procedure.