Acne Scars form at the site of an injury. These are the visible reminders of injury and tissue repair. In the case of acne, the injury is caused by the body’s inflammatory response to sebum, bacteria and dead cells in the plugged sebaceous follicle. Two types of actual scars exist:
- Depressed areas such as ice-pick scars, and
- Raised thickened tissue, such as Keloids.
Treatments for Removal of Acne Scars
Acne scar removal treatment works towards the same goal of removing the external layers of the scar tissue cells. Leaving the scar either heavily faded or completely removed.
Skin Peel and Chemical peel use materials designed to force the body to shed the surface cells.
Microdermabrasion uses tiny crystals to remove the cells as well as unclogging pores physically, and this treatment is particularly good for treating active acne as well as acne scars.
Microneedling involves multiple tiny needles puncturing the skin to stimulate the body’s natural healing process, promoting renewed skin cells.
Laser Resurfacing Treatment can also remove the surface skin cells and don’t cause damage to surrounding healthy skin cells. It includes CO2RE, which can target both superficial and deeper layers of your skin and Fraxel. It penetrates deep into the skin.
Cost of Treatment
It is hard to predict the exact number of sessions a person needs for Acne Scar removal. As it depends on the size of the area. In general cost of Acne Scars Removal varies from $150 to $500 per treatment session depending on other factors and one geographic area to another.