Addressing pitted acne scars effectively often involves a combination of treatments tailored to the severity and type of scars. Dermatologists recommend various options for optimal results:
Fractional Laser Therapy:
- Operation: Fractionated lasers create controlled micro-injuries, stimulating collagen production to improve the texture of pitted scars.
- Considerations: Multiple sessions are typically required for significant improvement.
- Operation: Tiny needles induce controlled micro-injuries, promoting collagen production to fill in pitted scars.
- Considerations: Progressive results over multiple sessions.
- Operation: Injectable fillers, like hyaluronic acid, temporarily fill in pitted scars, providing a smoother appearance.
- Considerations: Results are temporary, requiring maintenance.
- Operation: Breaking fibrous bands beneath the skin to lift pitted scars.
- Considerations: Often combined with other treatments for enhanced results.
- Operation: Chemical solutions exfoliate the top skin layer, improving scar appearance.
- Considerations: Suitable for milder pitted scars; multiple sessions may be necessary.
Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy:
- Operation: PRP from the patient's blood stimulates collagen and enhances skin texture.
- Considerations: Multiple sessions may be required.
Punch Excision or Grafting:
- Operation: Surgical procedures remove individual pitted scars, with the option to suture or graft new skin.
- Considerations: Reserved for specific cases of deep pitted scars.
- Operation: Combining microneedling with radiofrequency energy to boost collagen and improve skin texture.
- Considerations: Suitable for various scar types, including pitted scars.
Consulting with our dermatologist is crucial to devise a tailored treatment plan based on individual skin characteristics and the specific nature of pitted scars. Combining different approaches is often recommended for comprehensive and effective results.