Just because you struggled with the inflammatory condition of acne, doesn’t mean you have to wear the scars for the rest of your life.
Whether you have scars on your face or back, PLAC offers you a whole range of treatments to bid your scars goodbye.
Acne is a common condition experienced by up to 85% of people between 11 and 30 years of age and by up to 5% of older adults. In some patients, during the healing process of active acne, the severe inflammatory response results in permanent, disfiguring scars.
There are two basic types of acne scars depending on whether there is a net loss or gain of collagen. 80%-90% of people with acne scars have scars associated with a loss of collagen (atrophic scars) compared to a minority who show hypertrophic scars and keloids. It is unclear why some acne patients develop scars while others do not, as the degree of acne does not always correlate with the incidence or severity of scarring.
The atrophic acne scars can be further divided into 3 sub-categories:
Boxcar scars have sharp cliff-drop-like vertical margins and a larger, flatter base and usually appear on the temples and the cheeks. Their appearance is similar to chicken pox scars.
Rolling Scars are wide and shallow and create a wave-like appearance. They become visible when the tissue beneath the skin gets damaged. Their aspect resembles rolling hillsides.
Ice pick scars are deep and narrow and form pits in the skin. This condition is usually caused by a deep pimple or cyst that has destroyed the follicle.
No matter what type of scar you have, we have just the solution for you.
The different types of treatments we offer include non- surgical options such aschemical peels, dermal fillers and dermabrasion. Surgical solutions such as punch excision, subcision, chemical reconstruction, laser resurfacing or combinations of modalities are also available. Ablative procedures are associated with long recovery times and side effects such as post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, while non-ablative and laser devices have fewer side effects but multiple treatments are required to achieve noticeable results.
If you are suffering from flat scars or pigmented scars then the peels at PLACis the apt treatment. Within 4-5 days, the top layers of skin peel off and reveal a clear, unblemished skin.
The scarred area is first addressed with local anesthesia and the bands that hold the base of the scar to the underlying structures are released using specially made Noka needles. This reduces the scar’s depth.
This is an effective method for dealing with deep scars. This process involves excision of the scar with a small pen-sized punch to ensure that the scar is removed completely. This is done under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Ideally, the edges of the normal skin are stitched together to create an almost imperceptible shallow scar. This is then blended with the laser resurfacing to enhance its cosmetic appearance.
If you are looking for a quick fix, then this is right option to make you happy. In this, the acne scars are filled up with hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance produced in the skin. Hyaluronic acid may stay back in the place filling up the scars for a period of 6-8 months and later it is slowly digested by the body enzymes.
At PLAC, only US FDA approved fillers are used. Dermal fillers can be done as a lunch hour procedure with minimal discomfort under the effect of an anesthetic cream.
Intralesional Injections For Keloids & Hypertrophic Scars
Attimes, instead of pits one may have raised bumpy scars after acne heals which are called hypertrophic scars. If they continue to outgrow the size of the earlier pimple, it becomes a keloid. In this case, certain injections are given into those scars to stop them from growing in size and also to flatten them as much as possible. These injections are done at two to four weekly intervals till the desired result is achieved.
Sublative RF Technology For Advanced Scar Treatment
If you have acne scars and have previously felt that effective treatment was not available,then sublative treatment with our Elos Plus by Syneron is just for you. Sublative treatment with Elos Plus is the alternative to expensive plastic surgery, to effectively remove dark spots and scars, with results you can see after every treatment session.