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Acne Scar

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Acne can leave extremely unsightly marks on the skin. Some acne marks may fade or disappear over time, but others do not diminish, especially moderate to severe acne, which can cause permanent uneven indentations on the face.

The formation of acne pits is caused by the inflammation of acne, damaging the deep dermal tissue and leading to the loss of collagen, resulting in skin indentations. Not all acne will leave pitted scars; this is because the quality of individuals’ skin, the severity of inflammation, and the ability to repair vary from person to person. These factors are largely influenced by genetic factors. Among these factors, the primary one is the severity and duration of acne inflammation – the longer and more severe the inflammation, the more serious the problem of pits caused.

The social impact of acne pits is significant, affecting self-confidence, education, and social interactions adversely. The sooner the treatment of acne pits is initiated, the more pronounced the effect and the greater the chance of improvement. If treated during the inflammatory phase of acne, it can even reduce the chance of pit formation! Therefore, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you have acne and pit problems. Please see the following for common types of acne marks and the appropriate treatment methods.

LM SKINCENTRE Hong Kong has different equipment to improve various types of acne marks and pit problems.

Brown/Red Acne Marks

Q-Switched Laser Rejuvenation: Utilizes nanosecond 1064 laser, effectively lightening pigment deposits after acne, and improves skin quality.

VBeam Perfecta Pulsed Dye Laser: Effectively improves red acne marks, especially those recently formed.

Raised Acne Scars

Steroid Injection: Effectively flattens hypertrophic scars and keloids caused by acne.

CO2 Laser: Effectively smoothens small, raised acne scars.

Depressed Acne Scars

Fraxel® Skin Resurfacing: By renewing the surface layer of the skin, it makes the skin healthy and smooth again, effectively improving indented acne scars through non-abrasive treatment.

Fractional CO2 Laser: Using Ultrapulse Mode, it improves stubborn acne pits and is an abrasive laser treatment.

Picosure Picosecond Laser: Generates very high-speed pulses with a focused lens. Like other fractional laser systems, PicoSure can fade acne pits and improve skin texture.

Morpheus8 Microneedle RF: The fine needles of microneedle RF are inserted into the skin to produce controllable micro-damage, thereby triggering the body’s natural healing process. At the same time, radiofrequency energy heats the underlying tissue, stimulating collagen production and changing scar conditions.

Dermapen™ Microneedling: The electric microneedling used at our center can effectively reach a depth of 2.5mm, improving severe acne pits.

Subcision: Utilizing specially made Nokor needles, relaxes fibrous tissue, effectively treating rolling indented acne scars.

TCA CROSS Treatment: Specifically improves ice pick-type acne scars. Uses TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) to destroy scar tissue and rebuild new skin tissue.

Hyaluronic Acid Injection: Injecting hyaluronic acid can fill in acne pits and smooth the skin.

Punch Excision and punch elevation for acne scar: Excision and Punch Elevation Surgery: Surgical methods are used to improve deep boxcar and stubborn ice pick-type acne scars.