Acne Scar Treatment

Acne Scar Treatment in Bangalore

Acne or pimples are a common skin problem that several people face once in their lifetime. Although it is most common in teenagers, it can occur in infants, middle aged people and old age too! All acne occurs due to the effect of hormones on certain types of oil producing glands called sebaceous glands. It appears when the skin pores get engorged with excess sebum, dead skin cells, dirt, and bacteria. The body areas that are mainly affected include the face, back, and chest. 


Most of the people who have acne develop acne scars. These scars are formed because of inflamed blemishes that result in the breaking of the wall of follicles. After this, the natural repair process of the skin by collagen remodeling takes place. Some acne scars that are shallow quickly heal. While others may be deep due to the spilling of the content of the skin blemishes into surrounding skin tissues.


Types of Acne Scars

Acne scars may exist in either of the two forms:


1. Hypertrophic or keloid scars
These appear as a mass of raised scar tissue on the skin surface that may be tender, itchy, or painful. In this condition, a raised, rounded lump of fibrous tissues is formed at the target area of the skin.


They are formed when there is an overgrowth of fresh collagen fibers in the region of the skin where the acne wound is healing. Usually, the back, chest, jawline, and shoulders are found to have been affected by these types of acne scars.


The most effective treatment for hypertrophic scars is a combination of steroid injections and fractional lasers. The steroid injection helps to reduce the inflammation of the scar and the laser helps smoothen the surrounding skin.


To know more about hypertrophic or keloid scar treatments in Bangalore contact the expert at Charma Clinic.


2. Atrophic or depressed scars: These are formed where there is a loss of skin tissues. They can be further of three types-

  • Ice pick scars: These are small holes in the skin with a wide top and a narrow way down to the tip as it goes deeper into the skin. Such indentations are common but are difficult to heal. Mostly they are found where the skin is thinner such as upper cheeks and forehead. 
  • Boxcar acne scars: These are depressed scars that are oval or round in shape with sharper edges and are steeply angled at the sides. Commonly they appear on the jaw and lower cheeks. 
  • Rolling acne scars: Such skin indents with sloping edges makes the skin appear uneven and wavy. Typically, they are found in areas where the skin is thicker such as the jaw and lower cheeks. 

Acne scarring is something that many people have to deal with from all walks of life. Factors like genetics, hormones, poor diet, use of topical creams can contribute to acne and this skin condition is difficult to control. Advanced dermatological treatment can help with scarring and will improve appearances and will promote healthy skin growth. 


The best skin doctor in Bangalore uses the latest methods and technologies to improve the acne scar appearance and complexity.


Acne scar treatment in Bangalore, JP Nagar at Charma Clinic first evaluates the extent of the problem, identifies the target areas, and then suggests a treatment plan to deliver the best outcomes. In most cases, a combination of treatments is advised for better results. A healthy diet is also recommended that helps one to get clearer skin.


In the first step when it comes to treating acne and acne scars the main step is to control active acne that helps to prevent future breakouts. This is done by recommending a variety of methods like the patient is suggested with antibacterial medicines, anti-acne facials, photofacials (IPL/blue light treatment) are suggested and the patient is also recommended to not use the products that cause acne flares. A customized and effective personalized regimen of medical-grade skincare products is recommended to the patients to prevent new acne breakouts.Then in the second step acne scar treatment is advised.


How are acne scars graded?
Best skin expert in Bangalore examines the skin of the person having scars and determines whether it is caused by inflamed blemishes, determine the type of scar, skin type of the patient, and severity of the scar. The diagnosis of acne scars involves a visual examination of the skin. Acne scars can be measured by designating the acne scars into either of the following 4 grades: 

  • Macular: Red/brown discolouration of skin or a flat scar.
  • Mild: A scar on the skin surface that can easily hide behind facial hair or makeup.
  • Moderate: Its appearance is obvious at a social distance and can be partially covered by makeup or facial hair.
  • Severe: This type is evident at a social distance as its size is typically greater than 50 centimeters. 

Treatments for Acne Scars in Bangalore

Many people opt for acne scar treatment for their social, physical, and emotional well-being. Treating acne scars can enhance their skin appearance, promote better health of the skin, and also improve one’s self-esteem.

Some of the best treatment options available for acne scarring at Charma Clinic, the best skin clinic in Bangalore are:


1. Chemical peels: In this treatment, special chemical solutions are applied over the acne scars and kept for some time. As the chemical reacts with the skin it exfoliates it, hence making the skin appear white. When the treated area becomes white, the chemical peel is peeled off which results in the appearance of refreshed skin. The newly replaced skin layer is generally smoother and is not much scarred. 


The chemical solutions used are of different strengths based on how deep they act on the skin. Thus they can be grouped as superficial, Medium, or deep chemical peels. The latter two types of chemical peels are associated with some downtime and a longer recovery. Depending upon the type of acne scar or its severity, the chemical peel is selected. The most common chemical peels available for acne scars are salicylic acid, mandelic acid, azelaic acid, resorcinol, glycolic acid, Jessner’s solution, and trichloroacetic acid. 


People with atrophic scarring are most benefited by this cosmetic procedure. At Charma Clinic Bangalore, we often use a combination of peels to target multiple issues of our patients in the same session. To know more about chemical peel treatment for acne scars in Bangalore, JP Nagar, consult with our dermatologists, the best acne scar treatment experts at Charma Clinic.

2. LASERs: There are two kinds of LASERs used in treatment of acne scars, ablative and nonablative. Ablative lasers make holes in the skin and help in regeneration of better quality of a fibre called collagen which gives structural support to the skin. This process is also known as resurfacing since it generates a new layer of skin at a faster rate. In this skin resurfacing procedure, ablative lasers are used to remove the thin skin epidermis around moderate to deep acne scars and also heat the skin dermis. The laser device delivers an intense wavelength of light to the skin which generates heat that is absorbed by the melanin pigment of the skin cells. As the underneath skin layers are heated, it results in thermal damage that is repaired by the body’s natural healing process with the promotion of new collagen fibers production. Moreover, the new skin cells growth is encouraged at the wounded site. Thus the skin appears smoother, firm, tightened, and of even tone.


Other types of laser can also be used to treat acne scars. The non-ablative lasers can help improve the appearance of acne scars by encouraging collagen growth. These are targeted to heat the skin dermis without harming the superficial skin. Another type of non-ablative laser is fractionated lasers that deliver laser light in pulses for a fraction of seconds on the skin. This is mainly used to break down the substance that is resulting in discoloration of the acne scars, thereby allowing the acne scars to appear the same as the surrounding skin color.   


The benefits of the laser treatment:

  • It acts on both the dermis and epidermis
  • It works well for both pitted as well as hypertrophic scars
  • It shows quicker results 

Visit Dr. Rajdeep Mysore, the best acne scar treatment doctor in Bangalore, JP Nagar to get healthy acne scar-free skin.


3. Microneedling: In this treatment, small fine needles are administered into the skin to create controlled micro-injuries to the skin. The pricked skin is naturally healed by the body itself by stimulating the new collagen production. This results in smoothing of the acne scars. This procedure can be carried either alone or in combination with the use of radiofrequency. 


Microneedling radiofrequency provides optimal results as the heat generated by the radiofrequency results in further damage of the deep penetrating scarred tissues. It considerably helps in improving the skin texture as well as prevents further formation of acne and its scarring. People having depressed scars usually benefitted from this procedure. It is a safe and effective technique for dark skin tone, thin skin, and sensitive skin as compared to other minimally invasive procedures like laser therapy. This is because, unlike other procedures that act to remove superficial skin layers, micro-needling does not work the same way. Sometimes, microneedling can also be combined with growth factor therapy or Vitamin C therapy as these would give a more rejuvenated skin appearance. 

4. Dermal filler: It can be a natural or synthetic substance that is injected into the skin to uplift the depressed acne scars or to promote natural collagen production. Examples of dermal filler injections that are suitable for treating acne scars include Hyaluronic acid and poly-L-lactic acid. Poly-Lactic acid can be used to stimulate collagen production and help fade the acne scars within months. Hyaluronic acid, a natural substance present in the skin with water-retaining ability, can be used as a temporary filler to improve skin contour and reduce depressions in the skin. 


The dermal fillers are generally safe and biocompatible. One can resume their normal routine immediately after having this treatment and with minimal downtime.  

5. Subcision for acne scars: The subcision procedure is effective in treating rolling and box-scar acne scars. In this technique, the subcision is carried out with a cannula or a medical needle. 


During the procedure, a small hole is made in the skin with a needle and it creates a hole just below the skin. The cannula helps separate the scar tissue bands that are pulling the scar down. The cannula used in this procedure is specially made to be able to work through scar fibers. The procedure is done after the application of the numbing agent to make the procedure comfortable and the cannula works by breaking down the fibers that are pulling the scar down. The physical action of scarping the scar tissue under the dermis causes the stimulation or formation of new collagen that can help raise the scar that has been tethered down, and help improve rolling and boxcars acne scars appearance. To know more about subcision acne scar treatment costs in Bangalore contact the skin specialist at Charma Clinic.

6. Topical creams: Multiple ingredients of skincare cream help in managing acne scars and this includes alpha-hydroxy acids, salicylic acid, and collagen-boosting proteins. They work best for mild and superficial acne scars. 

Acne Scar Treatment in Bangalore

Tips to manage acne scars

Acne scars are the dark and swollen pits left in the skin long after the pimple has healed. Scars are formed when a breakout penetrates the skin deeply and damages the tissues beneath it. Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria. The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall and if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spit out into surrounding tissue, creating deeper lesions. The body will attempt to repair them by forming new collagen fibers. But unfortunately, these repairs are not as smooth and flawless as the original skin, causing acne scarring.


Following are a few tips to manage acne scars:

  • Wash your face twice a day. Wash the skin as soon as possible after sweating, especially when wearing a hat or helmet, which can make acne worse.  
  • Using a washcloth, mesh sponge on the skin can irritate the skin. Use fingertips to apply a gentle cleanser. Do not harshly rub the skin. 
  • Be gentle with your skin. Use gentle products that are alcohol-free. Avoid products that irritate the skin, such as astringents, toners, and exfoliants. Scrubbing skin can make acne worse.
  • The candidate should avoid picking or popping acne, particularly with dirty hands. Squeezing pimples can cause the bacteria to enter deep into the dermis and this can also worsen the swelling. Touching the skin throughout the day can trigger flare-ups.
  • The best way to manage acne scarring is to start early acne treatment in Bangalore and also follow a good skin-care routine, and a healthy diet.
  • Tanning damages skin and makes the skin very sensitive to ultraviolet light. Using tanning beds increases the risk for melanoma, the most deadly form of skin cancer. 
  • Without the right medical treatment, acne can worsen. Candidates should manage the inflammatory and painful symptoms associated with an acne problem right away. Immediate topical treatment prevents acne from becoming larger and developing a permanent scar.
  • Acne scar inflammation can cause discoloration and scarring. Candidates can reduce the swelling by avoiding irritating the skin when applying skincare products to reduce the appearance of acne scars.

The cost of acne scar treatment in Bangalore, JP Nagar depends on several factors such as the scar type, patient skin type, treatment provided, and severity of the skin condition. For more details, please feel free to get in touch with us.

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The word Charma means skin in Sanskrit and other Indian languages. Charma was conceptualised in the summer of 2013 as a centre to treat dermatological problems. It was started in Chirag Hospital, a small nursing home in South Bengaluru.

Charma Clinic

Chirag Hospital, 3rd floor, #1635, 17th main, J P Nagar 2nd phase, Bengaluru - 560078

Clinic Timings

Monday to Saturday : 9.30AM to 7.30PM
Sunday : Closed!