What is Acne Scar Treatment?
Acne scars are scars left on the skin of patients who have suffered severe acne. Surgical and nonsurgical procedures are performed to remove acne scars.
How is Acne Scar Treatment performed?
Acne scars are removed using nonsurgical aesthetic procedures including chemical peels, where an acid is used to peel off the top layer of skin, microdermabrasion, where abrasive crystals are sprayed onto the skin to remove the top layer, anti-aging injectables to make the skin smooth and plump, skin needling procedures, laser assisted skin resurfacing and surgical skin grafting procedures.
Is Acne Scar Treatment painful?
Nonsurgical procedures to treat acne scarring are not painful. Laser assisted treatments are performed after putting numbing creams or after administering a local anaesthetic. Surgical skin grafting procedures are performed using general anaesthesia. Patients will not feel any pain during procedures.
When can I travel by air after having an Acne Scar Treatment?
Patients can travel by air a day after nonsurgical acne scar treatments. They should not travel by air for at least two weeks after surgical skin graft procedures.
How long does recovery take after undergoing an Acne Scar Treatment?
Recovery after nonsurgical acne scar treatments takes about two weeks. Recovery after surgical skin graft treatments takes about three to five weeks.
What after care is required after an Acne Scar Treatment?
Patients should take all prescribed medications and apply topical medications correctly after nonsurgical acne scar treatments. Patients should not touch or scratch the treated area after surgical and nonsurgical acne scar procedures. Patients should avoid exposing the treated area to direct sunlight for at least six months.
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