Relief from acne related scars are
offered by dermatologists in the form of acne scar removal.
There are several procedures that can be used for acne scar
removal. The choice of procedure depends upon the severity of
Dermabrasion is one such technique of acne scar removal that is
used for removal of small scars. An electric machine is used in
this process during which the top layer of the skin is removed.
After the procedure the skin heals and results in a scar free
smooth surface. Small scars are minimized to large extent with
this acne scar removal process.
Chemical peels are also used in some cases for acne scar
removal. As the name indicates certain chemicals are applied to
the skin for acne scar removal. The chemicals aid in the removal
of the top layer of the skin. After the chemical peel the skin
is left to regenerate itself naturally and the result is a
smooth glossy surface.
Some dermatologists use collagen injections for acne scar
removal. The collagen used for this purpose is derived from
Technology has also stepped into the arena of acne scar removal
with laser resurfacing. Laser beams are used to remove scarred
skin and with time as the skin’s top layer grows back blemish
less skin appears.
A technique known as punch grafts is used for removal of deep
acne scars. Unscarred skin is grafted onto places having deep
scars using skin grafts. Another technique often pressed into
use is analogous fat transfer. In this method fat is taken from
one site of the body and placed under the skin at places where
there are deep scars. Deep contour defects can be corrected
using repeated applications of this technique.
Dermatologists may choose any of the above methods of acne scar
removal based on several factors like medical history of the
patient, the type and severity of the scar and the patient’s