Avoiding and Treating Acne Scar


Acne is one of the most common skin troubles that affects almost everyone at some point in life. Typically teenagers are most affected by this problem that sees pimples showing up on the face. Usually, it has little effect other than the cosmetic one. However, in some cases, acne can take a turn for the worst and can cause pain and puss leaking as well.

It is important to counter acne at an early stage to avoid such extreme cases. In some cases, it can lead to scarring as well if not controlled. Acne Scars need to be removed in order to get the appearance better. These are pretty unsightly and do not look too well.

Avoiding acne and as a result, Acne Scar treatment in Islamabad is a perfect plan. However, if these scars occur, there are treatment options that work quite well in their removal. The best part is that most of these treatments are nonsurgical in nature.

Skincare facilities like SKN Cosmetics are offering these treatments at their locations in Dubai. Much like the rest of the world, these treatments are highly sought after in the UAE as well. We shall look into some detail as to how these treatments work.

Dermal Fillers

The dermal fillers are injections that are injected right into the site of the scar for the purpose of raising the appearance of the skin. These are composed of natural fat and collagen. Within a few days, the fillers take full effect.

The results can last from a few months to a couple of years based on the nature of these fillers. Side effects are next to nothing and there is no downtime. For those who are very sensitive to the sensation of pain, topical anesthetics may be used.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

It is a treatment that corrects the scars by resurfacing the damaged layer of the skin. Fractionated carbon dioxide laser makes tiny holes in the skin which crusts away. This allows new skin to form which has the lesser appearance of the scarring. It also helps in boosting the collagen and elastin production levels in the skin which helps in firming up the skin. The results are not instant and the scars continue to fade as more collagen and elastin are formed.

To fully remove the scar, the treatment should be performed multiple times. There is some pain involved which can be countered with topical anesthetics. Side effects are not very severe and generally, there is no downtime with the treatment.


Microdermabrasion exfoliates the skin with the help of tiny crystals sprayed on to the skin with the help of a handheld device. The crystals cause injuries to the skin so that the healing process can start and the damaged skin can be replaced with healthier ones. Collagen too gets a boost and the skin gets suppler as a result. Results continue to improve for several weeks after the treatment.

Much like other nonsurgical treatments, Microdermabrasion also needs to be repeated more than once to get the intended results. The treatment is minimally invasive and has very little discomfort which can be overcome with topical anesthetics. Side effects are mild and the treatment does not have any downtime.

Chemical Peels

The peels are useful for mild Acne Scarring. These acidic solutions resurface the damaged layer of the skin and boost the collagen level as well to improve the appearance of the skin. There are different strengths in which the peels are available and one appropriate for the given Acne Scar has to be chosen.

The treatment is performed after the application of topical or local anesthesia. Usually, the peels need to be applied more than once to get the desired outcome. Side effects vary with the strength and generally there is little or no downtime. Be sure to leave the job to the pros to avoid potential skin damage caused by an inexperienced amateur job.