Acne Scar Removal
Effective Acne Scar Removal Treatment from Leading Singapore Professionals
Acne scars are often a very distressing condition for many because it changes the appearance of a person’s face and, in severe cases, often affects the self-esteem of those afflicted. In the past, not much was known about the available treatment methods. But in recent times, advances in technology have yielded excellent results in the treatment of this condition.
Having done his Masters in Dermatology from the prestigious St John’s institute of Dermatology, UK, Singapore professional Dr Ho Rui Ming is well versed in acne scar removal procedures and can help to restore your skin as much as possible to its original condition.
There are 3 main variants of atrophic acne scars:
- Ice pick scars: Small entry point with sharp steep edges; like an inverted triangle
- Box car scars: Wider base, sharply demarcated edges; like a box
- Rolling scars: Wide base, rounded edges
Scars are usually atrophic, meaning they are depressed or have sunken into the skin.
So what acne scar removal options are available?
Venus Viva Radiofrequency
The Venus Viva is the latest revolutionary Radiofrequency (RF) machine that utilises its Nanotechnology to effectively treat different scars with MINIMAL downtime as compared to the traditional CO2 or Erbium laser.
Multiple columns of RF energy are emitted into the scars to break the scar tissue up AND stimulate new collagen. This effectively evens out the scars and improves the texture of the scarred areas.
Treatment is quick (about 30mins), comfortable and has MINIMAL downtime!
A topical anaesthetic cream will first be applied to ensure comfort throughout the process. The Venus Viva RF probe will then be used to create micro-columns of heat within the layers of the skin. Some redness is expected but will subside, and once healed, the skin will have a more even and a smoother texture.
Additionally, there is also a firming effect due to collagen remodelling.
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For more severe scars, a more intense Micro-Needle Radiofrequency treatment will be used instead. This method of treatment is unique and highly effective for stubborn/ deep acne scars.
Gold-plated ultra-fine needles first smoothly penetrates deep acne scars before emitting radiofrequency energy to break up the scar tissue and stimulate collagen.
It is a great treatment for deep acne scars that requires deeper penetration of energy and a more intense approach.
Despite being more intensive, downtime is actually still kept to a MINIMAL!
What is the procedure like?
Topical numbing cream is applied beforehand to ensure maximum comfort before the commencement of the procedure. It is a comfortable procedure that takes around 30 mins.
What can I expect after the procedure?
After the procedure, some redness is to be expected but will improve over the next few days. Usually only a pinkish redness is seen after 3 days.
How often can this procedure be performed?
Microneedle Radiofrequency can be performed every 4 – 6 weeks.
How many sessions would I require?
You may already see results after the 1st session! However, subsequent sessions may be required to improve the results even more.
If you have had previous treatments done and feel that your acne scars are at a plateau, then this might be the treatment for you!
This is a method whereby the scar tissue is manually released by using a needle to loosen the scar tissue beneath the skin.
First, an anaesthetic is administered to the area that is to be treated to ensure comfort. Then, the scar is released by loosening the scar tissue beneath it via a needle.
The process takes around 30 mins and there is minimal downtime.
In certain cases, fillers can be used to fill up depressed scars to smoothen out the skin surface.
Anaesthetic is first administered to the entry point of the area that is to be filled, and then the filler is administered via the entry point to raise the depressed scar.
Effects are seen immediately, and MINIMAL to NO downtime is required.
Singapore professionals who know what’s best for you
As there are several acne scar removal options available, a consult with Dr Ho Rui Ming is important to determine which treatment will be most suitable for your specific needs. In certain cases, Dr Ho may recommend a combination of methods so as to achieve the best results.
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