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Acne Scar Treatment Protocol That Improves 90% Of Acne Scars

At Sozo Aesthetic Clinic we’ve discovered a proven and successful combination of procedures that removes acne scars permanently and successfully. The protocol is about to be released in March 2020.

Acne scar treatments are life-changing

Acne and the disfiguration they leave behind are annoying. Everyone has pimples and these pimples can leave temporary and potentially permanent marks. The most worrying pimple scars are the depressed or indented scars that look like a divot in your skin.

Acne scars are depressions on the skin that can be permanent if not treated immediately and properly. While many ignore their acne scars, some people see it as a bothersome condition that contributes to reducing their self-esteem, especially if their jobs require them to look appealing at all times.

Not all acne scar treatments work

There are a lot of do-it-yourself acne scars treatments searchable on the internet – but not all are guaranteed safe and effective. The famous saying in the skincare industry, “What works for the others might not work for you.” is well adopted by our professional doctors as they create a tailored combination of acne scars treatments varying on each patients’ case.

Patients who purchase over-the-counter acne scars treatments are likely to experience temporary relief. But, if not maintained enough or if you’re doing the wrong treatment, these acne scars will worsen and could lead to more damages.

Acne scars treatments vary on different individual’s skin. One remedy could be sufficient for a specific skin type, while to others, it causes more breakouts, which leads to more stubborn acne scars.

Treating acne scars is a process

The Singapore-based clinic shared that one treatment is not enough to fully cure acne scars and to remove scar tissue. “Acne Scars are challenging to improve, and sticking with one treatment is often inadequate. A lot of patients are unsatisfied with their acne scars treatment results.”

“We recommend different methods based on our patient’s skin type and the extent of the scarring.”

New acne scar treatment protocols for 2020

Sozo Aesthetic Clinic in Singapore has numerous acne scars treatments that are proven efficient for all people struggling with it. Their upgraded treatment protocol for the year 2020 will target deep and stubborn facial acne scars using three proven therapies to treat the root cause of acne scars.

Firstly, the acne scars treatment Subcision and Dermal Filler are either performed to make the appearance of scars shallower. The next step is Fractional RF Microneedling (INFINI), which is for deep skin remodeling. The Fractional CO2 or Fractional Pico Laser is for superficial skin resurfacing that delivers tiny microthermal zones in the target areas.

When asked about the effectiveness of the combined procedures, Sozo Aesthetic Clinic said, “85% of patients who undergo 5 to 8 times of this protocol see up to 90% improvements in their acne scars.”

“To perfect the skin even more, light touches of TCA cross chemical peel can be done to minimize those pesky pores.” Sozo Clinic suggested.

Sozo Aesthetic Clinic is one of the earliest clinics in Singapore and South-East Asia that offers a comprehensive collection of acne scar solutions in the region. Their services are featured in a lot of famous media outlets in Singapore.

How does subcision improve acne scars?

Subcision is useful for types of acne pock marks that are deep and tethered down. Subcision works using a tiny needle to free up or “release” the fibrous bands of tissue that are holding the scar down. This allows the indented scars to become shallower. Usually multiple sessions of subcision are required to achieve the desired result.
Subcision can also be combined with dermal fillers for enhanced improvements to acne scars. Dermal fillers provide support for your skin during the scar healing process. Certain types of fillers can also stimulate collagen production which leads to long-lasting improvements to the acne scars.

Dermal fillers can give fast improvements to your scars

Compared to the other treatments that have slower results, dermal fillers can improve indented scars quickly. This is because dermal fillers provide structural support to your skin and add volume to the areas of indented scars.

Fractional CO2 Laser works for superficial scars

Fractional CO2 Laser is the traditional and gold-standard laser for skin resurfacing. CO2 Laser is particularly useful for resurfacing the top layer of your skin (within 1mm). By regenerating skin cells, laser resurfacing helps with superficial scars, pores and fine lines.

If your scars extend into the deeper layers of your skin, you will need lasers or energy based devices that can deliver energy into the deeper layers of your skin.

INFINI helps to improve deep acne scars

Fractional Radiofrequency Microneedling using INFINI strengthens the deep layers of your skin and regenerates your skin cells to improve deep scars. In fact, INFINI can deliver energy up to 3.5mm deep to stimulate collagen production.

If you have shallow scars (less than 1mm), Fractional CO2 lasers would suffice. However, if you have deeper scars, you will require devices such as INFINI to target the deeper layers of your skin effectively.

TCA Cross treatment is for Ice pick scars

TCA cross chemical peel treatment involves using highly concentrated chemical peel acid that is applied onto your skin to remodel your scar. Compared to traditional chemical peels which contain salicylic acid rather than tri-chloroacetic acid (TCA), TCA is a lot more powerful. Hence, TCA Cross treatment is highly effective but comes with a risky safety profile. Might not be suitable for all skin types.

If you have shallow scars (less than 1mm), Fractional CO2 lasers would suffice. However, if you have deeper scars, you will require devices such as INFINI to target the deeper layers of your skin effectively.

Common pitfalls in acne scar treatment

It is important to take note of key concepts for an effective acne scar cure.

Firstly, there is no treatment that can perfectly improve all types of acne scars. This means that if you have several types of scars like ice pick scars, box-car acne scars and rolling scars, you will most definitely need a combination of remedies to precisely treat each form of acne scar. Sozo Aesthetic Clinic invests heavily in updating and improving our arsenal of acne scar cure to provide a comprehensive and flexible approach to get rid of your acne scars.

Secondly, multiple treatment sessions are needed to improve your skin effectively. That’s the honest truth! Unfortunately, those miracle cures do not exist. Improving your acne craters and smoothening out your skin texture is a journey that will require several sessions. This is because scar remodeling takes time. Your skin also requires several treatment sessions to stimulate sufficient collagen production to yield visible results

Best acne scar treatment in 2020?

Acne scar fixes have progressed tremendously over the last 20 years. From the first generation of fully ablative CO2 lasers to regenerative fillers like Rejuran, acne scar treatments have given many patients smoother skin and greater confidence.

So, what is the best acne scar treatment in 2020? The effectiveness of acne scar remedy lies not in a single laser machine or a type of filler. In the year 2020, our approach to treating acne scars is customisation.

We routinely combine acne scar lasers, peels, subcision and filler injections tailored according to your skin and scars.

Simply put, a wide range of treatments in our clinic gives you the comprehensiveness and flexibility for effective scar treatment results.

Is acne scar treatment in Singapore expensive?

Most patients feel that treating pimple scars is a worthwhile skin investment.

Can acne scar treatment solutions be affordable?

Yes. Especially when you go to a clinic that specialises in treating acne and acne craters. We benefit from economies of scale and have a comprehensive range of lasers for acne scar treatments.

Why waste time and money on treatments that do not yield you the maximum results? Do you know that some treatments might be completely ineffective if it is used for the wrong type of scars?

With the correct combination of acne scar treatments, you can save valuable time and budget.

Acne scar treatments in Singapore cost around $300 to $1000 per treatment session. A basic acne scar treatment program will cost around $3000 upwards.

Can old acne skin injuries be treated?

Yes, every acne discoloration can be improved, even old skin injuries that formed more than decades ago.

However, old scars are definitely harder to treat. We often need more treatment sessions in order to achieve the desired results as compared to newer scars that have been formed recently.

In fact, we have a significant number of patients who successfully treated their acne scars that were formed more than 10 years ago.

Can I speed up the recovery of my acne scar treatments?

The side effects of acne scar treatments are usually temporary.

Common side effects are redness, mild swelling and dryness of skin.

As of 2020, most acne disfiguration treatments have progressed to have better results, shorter recovery and greater safety.

Gone are the days when you have to suffer 2 weeks of recovery time from resurfacing lasers.

It is best to speak to your doctor to find out the full list of side effects before you start any acne wound treatment.

Are home treatments safe?

Unfortunately, some over the counter, home acne scarring treatments might leave your skin worse off than before.

On the other hand, medically proven treatments are safe so long as the treatment is performed by an expert doctor.

That being said, acne scarring treatments for your skin are medical treatments. All medical treatments carry a certain amount of risks.

It is important for you to speak to your doctor to understand the safety of your treatments before you start.

Is acne scar treatment painful?

Acne scar remedies are well-tolerated by most patients.

At Sozo Aesthetic Clinic, we use one of the highest grades of topical anesthesia (numbing creams) to ensure that our patients tolerate the treatments well. Most patients only feel mild discomfort during and after the procedure.

How much improvement can I get from acne scar treatments?

The amount of improvement that you can expect to see after depend on several key factors.

Firstly, the severity or depth of your acne scars affects the amount of improvements that you can expect. You can expect visible improvements after a comprehensive course of treatment sessions, typically up to 80 – 90% improvement. If you have very deep scars, you might need more treatment sessions to achieve the desired results. Individual results will vary according to their body’s response to the lasers and treatments as well as your skin’s healing abilities.

Secondly, the amount of improvement per session depends on how many types of synergistic treatments you undergo in each treatment session. For example, you can expect more improvements from a treatment session that consists of a combination of subcision, fillers and fractional lasers as compared to just gentle resurfacing lasers alone.

Thirdly, the amount of improvement from treated acne craters depends on your post-treatment aftercare. Recovery masks that contain antioxidants and growth factors help to improve your final result, speed up the rate of recovery and minimise side-effects. Post-treatment care is often neglected and this might be one of the reasons why you are not getting the results that you are expecting.

Author

Medical Director

After graduating from the National University of Singapore, Dr Boey’s journey in aesthetics brought him to esteemed institutions such as Harvard Medical School, American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine and Queen Mary University of London in diverse cities like Seoul, London, Boston and New York.