Acne scars – a condition that can now be treated very well

Scars usually form after severe cases of the disease or when acne has not been treated or has been treated unprofessionally. Acne scars are neither dangerous nor painful. However, especially on the face they have a very disfiguring effect. For those affected, the visible traces of their disease are accompanied by severe psychological stress, which weakens their self-confidence and reduces their zest for life.

How do acne scars develop?

Very often, those affected are to blame for the development of acne scars themselves. Pus-filled pimples and pustules are not a pretty sight and take days to heal. Many patients therefore resort to self-help and squeeze out the pimples themselves. Often with dire consequences.

Often the self-inflicted wound becomes severely inflamed. Bacteria penetrate and multiply rapidly in the wound secretion. Normal skin tissue is thus destroyed. As the wound closes, the body forms either too much or too little new tissue. This leads to craters (atrophic acne scars) or to thickenings (hypertrophic acne scars).

Because of the high risk of inflammation affected persons should never squeeze pimples and blackheads themselves. Instead, you should promptly consult a dermatologist or a specially trained cosmetician.

How can acne scars be removed?

Depending on the shape, size and location of the scars, different treatment methods are used. For example, microdermabrasion. This is a mechanical peeling, which gently abrades the surface of the skin.

With a Laser Therapy a special laser head is passed over the affected areas. The laser pulses specifically damage the skin and initiate a healing process. Fresh tissue forms around the treated area. In addition, collagen production is stimulated. The entire skin appearance is rejuvenated and refined.

Injections are suitable for isolated scars as well as for particularly severe and deep scars. By means of Hyaluronic acidwhich is the most commonly used material, is used to fill the scars. The appearance of the skin is then smooth and even.

Prophylaxis is the best therapy

Acne scars can now be treated successfully. Nevertheless, it is better to prevent them from developing in the first place. Antibiotic ointments and tinctures help against mild forms of acne. If this is not sufficient, medical treatment with antibiotics is necessary. However, this can be accompanied by considerable side effects.

A modern alternative to this is a Treatment with the BBL (Broad Band Light) system from Sciton. The system works with highly concentrated, pulsed and filtered light. It enables effective treatment of moderate forms of inflammatory acne without the need to intervene in the organism with drugs.

Dr. Martha Bernard has extensive experience in acne treatment with the BBL and will be happy to answer your questions about this modern method of acne therapy in a personal consultation.