If you are looking for treatment for deep acne scar occurrences on your skin, there are several options to choose from. Which is best for you will depend on your skin and the type of scar that you have.
MicroDerm Abrasion For deep acne scar
Microderm Abrasion is a technique performed by a plastic surgeon like dr. roxanne grawe, sometimes in conjunction with a chemical peel. It removes the top layer of skin on the premise that the new skin underneath will be free of deep acne scar problems.
The skin can take a long time to heal after this treatment and sometimes reacts badly to the process. Some people end off more badly scarred by the abrasion than they were by their acne. On darker skinned people it can cause pigmentation changes that will take a long time to fade. It is also very expensive.
Microderm abrasion is very hard to control and can go wrong even in the most expert hands. Think hard before deciding on this treatment.
Microderm abrasion is a gentler technique that may be performed by a dermatologist or even a beauty parlor rather than a plastic surgeon. It is not so likely to cause new scars but will only be effective on scarring that was mild already.
This is a surgical treatment for pitted acne scars that involves removing the scarred area and inserting a graft, usually taken from behind the ear. Local anesthetic will be given. Removal is quick and even the placing of the graft does not take long. The treated area will be dressed for a week and then should steadily heal.
Punch grafts are sometimes used on deep scars before a chemical peel or dermabrasion is applied to make the area smoother.
This technique works best on deep but small ice-pick type scars. It is not so effective on large areas of scarring.
Collagen Injections as Deep Acne Scar Treatment
Collagen is a substance produced by the body when forming and repairing skin. It can be injected into deep acne scar areas to help the process along. Think of it as being like Botox: it plumps out the flesh under the skin so the scar is hidden, but it is a temporary measure. Within 6 months the injected collagen will be reabsorbed by the body and if the scar has not healed by itself in that time, it will be visible again. You would then need another treatment.
Collagen may be human-sourced or cattle-sourced. Collagen from cows is cheaper but cannot be used on some people, e.g. if you have an autoimmune disease including type 1 diabetes, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and many other conditions.
Laser treatment for deep acne scar can be very effective but it is probably the most expensive treatment out there. Expect to pay $300 to $500 per session. For some types of scars one treatment is enough, but for others you may need up to 10 sessions.
Laser treatments for acne scars vary in the type of laser that is used. Some aim to smooth the skin, others are for reducing redness. Carbon dioxide laser treatment actually removes affected tissue. The stronger kinds of laser treatment can cause redness that may last for several months.
When you understand your options, you should consult with a dermatologist to help you choose which treatment for deep acne scar is best for your situation.