The inflammation from Acne causes a break in the follicle wall, resulting in a shallow or deeper lesion.
The skin attempts to repair the lesion by forming new collagen fibres. The newly repaired restored skin usually is not as smooth as the original skin.
There are two kinds of acne scars:
Keloid scarring: The skin produces too much collagen to heal the acne wound, causing a mass of raised skin surface tissue.
Depressed scarring: Depressed scarring is caused by the loss of tissue. It forms either small yet visible holes or larger round or oval-shaped dents on the skin surface.
Morpheus8 is a minimally invasive treatment that combines microneedling and radiofrequency energy to address acne scars. By promoting collagen production and skin remodelling, it aims to improve the texture and appearance of scarred skin. Its effectiveness varies; multiple sessions may be necessary for the best results.
Has your acne left pigments and scars behind after it healed? Picosure laser uses Intense ultra-short pulses of energy that target melanin and stimulate collagen production, which helps soften and smooth the residual pigments and indentation. The shrinking pore sizes will also reduce overproduced natural oil on the skin.
Microneedling for acne scars works by penetrating the top layer of skin with medical-grade tiny needles, which increase collagen production where the micro-wounds are created. The excess collagen acts as a ‘filler,’ smoothing out the skin around the scars and improving overall appearance.