Having acne is one thing but having acne scars is another thing. They are a constant reminder of how your skin looks. These scars can be upsetting to anyone and bring down self-esteem. Acne affects people from all ethnicities, but different strategies are applied for treating acne scars. It is because not all treatments work on all ethnicities. Therefore, different ethnicities require different treatments or optimal results. Asian skin has a higher collagen density, a thick dermis, and more melanin and sebum secretion. As a result, this type of skin is more prone to abnormal scar formation. Moreover, such scars can lead to hypertrophic scarring with a long inflammation period. In Asian skin, after the blemishes have healed, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation can easily occur. These are the dark patches that melanin leaves on the skin when damaged.
Let’s take a look at the Acne Scar Removal Treatment Dubai for Asian skin.
Acne Scar Treatments for Asian Skin
Not all acne scar treatments work on Asian skin, but below are some that do:
Chemical peels soften the appearance of acne scars on Asian skin by removing the old dead skin cells which are usually on the surface of the skin. It, in turn, promotes new cell growth.
Microneedling with Radiofrequency
Microneedling with radiofrequency uses energy instead of light and helps to remodel the collagen, which significantly reduces the appearance of acne scars. The heat from radio waves and the pulse of energy together with microscopic needles penetrate the skin breaking up the scar tissue while remodeling it at the same time. This type of treatment works well in the Asian skin as the energy waves target the deeper layers. Acne scars have significantly improved by 75% after about 3-4 sessions.
CO2 Laser Resurfacing
Using carbon dioxide lasers for skin resurfacing is a common method for treating acne scars in Asian skin types. CO2 laser resurfacing destroys the epidermis in a controlled way exposing the dermis, the deeper part of the skin. The laser heats the dermis, which aids collagen production in forming new skin that is softer and has lesser scars.
Collagen Stimulation and Subcision
In this type of treatment, a hypodermic needle is used to create a depression in the skin surface. After that, the collagen stimulation (Poly-L-Lactic Acid) is injected into the skin surface from this depression. Subsicion severs the fibrous attachments below the scar at the subdermal level, thereby lifting the scar and inducing the connective tissue formation through natural physiological healing.
Also avoiding picking at the scars helps with the healing process.
All the treatments mentioned above work well for eliminating numerous skin problems. However, these work especially well on Asian skin for removing acne scars and blemishes. Generally, they work well on sensitive skin but to be sure, always consult an expert. An expert will guide you about different acne scar treatments and help you choose the most suitable option. Moreover, he/she will determine your candidacy for the treatment.