How to Remove Acne Scars: Treatments and Solutions at Venus Skin Clinic

Do acne scars bother you? You’re not alone. Millions of people struggle with these marks left behind after acne breakouts.  While acne scars can’t be completely erased, there are many effective treatments available at Venus Skin Clinic to significantly reduce their appearance and achieve smoother, clearer skin.

Dr. Sharanya Karthik, a leading dermatologist at Venus Skin Clinic, has over 11 years of experience helping patients achieve their desired results. In this article, we’ll explore various acne scar treatments offered by Dr. Sharanya Karthik, along with a brief explanation of how each works.

Understanding Acne Scars:

There are two main types of acne scars:

  • Atrophic scars: 

These indented scars form when there’s a loss of collagen beneath the skin. They can be ice pick (deep and narrow), rolling (wavy), or boxcar (shallow with sharp edges).

  • Hypertrophic scars: 

These raised scars occur when too much collagen builds up during the healing process. Keloids are a severe form of hypertrophic scars.

Treatment Options for Acne Scars at Venus Skin Clinic:

  • Topical Treatments:

Products containing retinoids, alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), or vitamin C can help improve skin texture and reduce scar visibility over time.

  • Silicone Gel/Sheeting:

These silicone sheets placed on the scar can flatten and soften them.

  • Chemical Peels:

Controlled application of acids removes the top skin layer, encouraging new cell growth and smoother texture, reducing scar appearance. Common peels include glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and trichloroacetic acid (TCA) peels. Dr. Sharanya Karthik will recommend the most suitable peel for your specific needs.

  • Microneedling:

This minimally invasive procedure uses a device with tiny needles to create controlled micro-injuries in the skin. The body’s response is to produce more collagen, leading to improved skin texture and reduced scar visibility.

  • Laser Therapy:

Fractional laser therapy or intense pulsed light (IPL) target deeper skin layers to improve texture and tone. These treatments are effective for both raised and depressed acne scars.

  • Dermabrasion/Microdermabrasion:

Dermabrasion uses a high-speed brush or diamond wheel to remove the top skin layers, while microdermabrasion uses tiny exfoliating crystals. Both procedures can smooth out texture and reduce scar appearance.

  • Filler Injections:

Injectable fillers, like hyaluronic acid or collagen, can plump up depressed acne scars, making them less noticeable.

  • Surgical Procedures:

In severe cases, Dr. Sharanya Karthik may recommend punch excision or subcision to remove or elevate deeper scars.

Important Considerations:

  • Sun Protection:

Protecting your skin from the sun is crucial. Sun exposure can darken scars and hinder the effectiveness of treatments. Always use sunscreen with SPF 30 or higher daily.

  • Consultation: 

Every patient’s skin and scars are unique. During a consultation with Dr. Sharanya Karthik, she will assess your individual needs and recommend the most suitable treatment plan to achieve optimal results.

  • Consistency is Key: 

Most treatments require multiple sessions spaced out over time to see significant improvement. Dr. Sharanya Karthik will create a personalised treatment schedule tailored to your specific needs and desired outcome.

Venus Skin Clinic: Your Partner in Clearer Skin

At Venus Skin Clinic, Dr. Sharanya Karthik and our team are dedicated to helping you achieve beautiful, healthy skin. We offer a variety of advanced acne scar treatments and personalised care to guide you on your journey to clearer, smoother skin.

Ready to achieve smoother, clearer skin? Schedule a consultation with Dr. Sharanya Karthik at Venus Skin Clinic. We offer personalised treatment plans to address your unique acne scars. Dr. Sharanya Karthik will assess your needs and recommend the most effective options to help you reach your goals. Call us today at +91 777 000 2118, +91 909 485 9990 or visit our website to schedule your consultation!