Acne Scar Laser Treatment In Singapore
How To Overcome Acne and Acne Scars Successfully?
Every person goes through the stage of adolescence. In this developing stage of an individual’s life, many changes happen mentally, emotionally and physically, including the physiological phase when pimples start to invade our once acne-free skin. After adolescence, most of us thought that we could already say goodbye to all the pimples. But well, we couldn’t have been more wrong.
Pimples and the scars they cause can have a negative impact on one’s self-esteem and self-confidence. It can affect how an individual carries themselves. This is important as it can affect how one looks, feels and ultimately has an impact in how they think, feel and behave as they evolve as a person.
What is Acne Scar?
The pores where acne and pimples are located around the forehead, cheeks, chin and even nose can swell and break down, which may lead to severe inflammation. Acne scars are the aftermath of inflammation and damage to the skin. You might try to use certain cream, gels, ointments or even consume unprescribed pills, but it might not bring you the solution to the problem and treatments for the dents and marks surrounding the face area.
What are the types of Acne Scar?
There are several types of acne scars, and all may be present in a single person’s face. A good beginning is to identify the type of scars and what specific or mix of scars you possess.
- Ice pick scars are the narrow and deep type.
- Rolling scars are the broad indentations with sloped edges giving off an undulating appearance.
- Boxcar scars are called as such because of its broad, rectangular shape with sharp edges.
- Other types of acne scars that are elevated include hypertrophic scars and keloids.
How do you get rid of Acne Scar?
Depending on the type of acne scars a patient has, there are several options available for treatment, and to help minimise the appearance of scars and elevate the surface area of the skin to make the scars less visible!
Chemical peels could be a good way to minimise the acne scars around the face and enhance the quality of the skin. This particular procedure involves placing a strong TCA solution into the skin with the use of needles or toothpicks. With this meticulous procedure, patients who have icepick scars could benefit well from this type of chemical peel.
Treatment such as INFINI delivers radiofrequency energy to the layers of the skin and penetrates up to 3.5 mm through the use of microneedles. This helps enhance the collagen production that would eventually lead to remodeling of the skin and the scars that acne left.
Acne Scar Fillers
Some acne scar fillers that include Juvederm volite, Rejuran S and Profhilo could also help reduce acne scars’ severity. These fillers help lift the shallow and broad depressions in the face. Some of these products also stimulate collagen production that permanently improves the scars that were injected.
Subcision of Acne Scars
Some acne may cause indentations because they tend to pull the skin surface down due to scar fibers forming. Individuals with this kind of acne scars would benefit less from laser treatments because it will have limited effects on the scar tissues. In the subcision of acne scars, a needle would be inserted under it to try to release the tethered tissue.
Laser Treatment for Acne Scars
Laser treatments target both acne scars and marks around a huge portion of the face area, and there are several types of laser treatments available depending on the skin condition. They help peel the outer layer composed of dead cells off the skin and boost the skin’s collagen production. In turn, the damaged skin cells are repaired and new collagen is created to support the skin structure.
Today, some types of laser treatment available in the market include the following:
- Dual Yellow Laser Treatment: This is a copper bromide non-invasive laser treatment that combines yellow and green lights that not only treats a wide range of skin conditions, but also eliminates bacteria that are the root cause of the acne.
- Fractional Laser Treatment: Fractional Laser is a non-invasive laser treatment that, unlike many laser treatments, is effective at treating a plethora of skin conditions in both the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin, such as facial lines and wrinkles, deep acne scars, mole, skin tags, milia seeds, and stretch marks.
- Fotona Acne & Acne Scar Laser Treatment: Fotona is the next-generation, safe and non-invasive laser treatment, utilising Fotona Er:YAG Skin resurfacing technologies for gentle ablation of scar tissue and activation of collagen remodelling. Safely penetrates the skin to effectively target overactive sebaceous glands and reduce the risk of developing new acne inflammation which helps to reduce acne, discoloration and scarring.
How does Acne Laser Treatment Work?
Treatments involving lasers that make use of focused light therapy produce two significant effects. It delivers heat into the blood vessels to enhance collagen production, and second, it exfoliates the outermost layer of the skin. These effects stimulate the generation of new skin cells that help fill the holes and depressions of the acne scars.
During the procedure, patients may feel some heat sensations, and this greatly depends on a patient’s pain threshold. Laser treatments typically require downtime of 3 days to 10 days to completely heal. Mild erythema and swelling are commonly experienced post-procedure.
Are The Results of Acne Scar Treatment In Singapore Permanent?
The results produced after acne scar laser treatments can be permanent, but the laser method utilised and the number of sessions should be considered. The post-treatment results may be affected by the patient’s normal aging process along with their skincare routine after undergoing the laser treatment. Their sun exposure should also be considered.
It is essential to remember that a treatment does not produce the same effect for everyone, so the results may differ from one person to another.
How Much Will My Scars Improve After the Treatment Done At Astique?
The improvement may depend on a patient’s type of acne scar, along with the type of skin they have and its response. Majority of patients who undergo this treatment experience an improvement of approximately 50-70%. Some patients may even witness a 70-80% improvement after an acne scar laser treatment.
Improvement after the treatment also depends on the type of scarring on a patient’s face. Particular procedures target each type of acne scar. For icepick and boxcar scars, fractional CO2 is a good treatment. On the other hand, patients with rolling scars may benefit from Rejuran S and fractional CO2 laser.
How Much Will an Acne Scar Laser Treatment Cost In Singapore?
The cost is primarily dependent on the specific treatment and acne scar removal clinic. Some procedures such as pulse-dye lasers amount to $250 to $400, while other procedures like fractional laser may cost at least $500 up to a thousand dollars per session.
The number of sessions depends on the severity and type of acne scars.
How is Our Acne Scar Laser Treatment Different?
Despite several acne scar treatments in Singapore, our clinic aims to offer individualised and customised treatments for each patient. A combination of fillers and lasers are also used to produce good results.
Insecurities brought by acne scars can be enhanced when the problem areas are visible to others affecting their confidence and self-esteem. Acne scar treatment at Astique Aesthetic Clinic can help minimise these marks, dents and scars or even eliminate completely depending on the severity of each case of the patient.
Our medical aesthetic doctor would examine your condition thoroughly, understand your concerns, needs, specific goals and transformation you would like to achieve. We will then create a customised treatment plan that will match your desires, skin condition, skin tones, type of scars and implement them over a period of time.
This treatment will help you and enhance your skin appearance by creating a flawless, beautiful and elegant appearance. This will also help to boost your self-confidence and self-esteem in return. They work by boosting collagen production and removing the dead skin cells on the skin’s outer layers that eventually reduce the acne scars.
If you are looking for a clinic that could take care of your acne scars, Astique Aesthetic Clinic is here for you. You too can have smooth, clear, beautiful, stunning skin and be ready for camera moments while you are out today! Please book a personalised appointment with us today to know more about their acne scar removal treatments.
*Results may vary between individuals