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How To Slay A Post-Acne Scar

About:

Dark spots left behind by acne cause cosmetic distress.

As per a multi-national survey, facial acne scars are perceived negatively by society. [1]

Age - puberty to adult including old age
Gender - both sexes but more in females

Acne scars are formed when a breakout (acne/pimples) penetrates the skin deeply and damages the tissues beneath it. Often, they have a negative psychological impact on an individual’s social life.

Symptoms:

Self-diagnosable

Acne Scars

- Face - Atrophic or depressed scars

- Chest and back - Hypertrophic or raised scars (dark spots)

People may experience

Cosmetic distress and anxiety

Treatment:

Self-care:

- Alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs) to treat acne, remove dead skin and prevent clogged pores.
- Lactic acid peels to lighten acne scars
- Topical retinoids to smooth scars
- Always wear sunscreen
- Topical Salicylic acid to clear pores and exfoliate the skin, reduce swelling and redness

Medications/Procedures:

- Dermabrasion for shallow boxcar or rolling scars
- Chemical peels for all types of acne scars, especially for deeper scars
- Laser resurfacing for all types of acne scars and lighter skin tones
- Fillers for the small number of boxcar or rolling scars
- Microneedling for depressed acne scars
- Injections for raised scars
- Minor Surgery for deeply depressed scars and raised scars

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Dr. Girish Panth

Dr. Girish Panth

MD- Dermatology

33+ years exp

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Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

Dr. Praveen Rodrigues

MD - Dermatology

25+ years exp

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North Bangalore Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. D. Indira

Dr. D. Indira

MD, DVL - Dermatology (PGIMER, Chandigarh)

25+ years exp

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Aster Prime Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

Dr. Syed Hidayathulla

MRCGP (UK), M.B.B.S, Fellowship in Aesthetic Medicine

24+ years exp

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Primecare Hospital

Bangalore

Dermatologist

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

Dr. Sharath Gurrala

MS Gen.Surgery, MRCS (Edinburgh), MRCS (Ireland), MRCGP, DFFP, MCh Plastic Surge...

21+ years exp

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KIMS Hospital

Hyderabad

Dermatologist

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

Dr. Jaidev N.C.

MD - DVL,

17+ years exp

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Apollo Hospitals

Bangalore

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