Chickenpox is a disease that causes rashes and inflammation that form as small, itchy blisters. Scarring is likely to happen when you scratch or pick at your chickenpox – this severely damages the outer skin layer resulting in chicken pox scars.
Chicken pox scars usually appear to be round, depressed marks on the skin. But depending on the severity of the case, the lesions may vary from neutral colour to dark and deep.
Chickenpox scars have two types:
- Post Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation and;
- Indented Scars.
Both of these can stay on your skin for a long time. And just like any scars, they should be treated early so it won’t reach its “mature” stage – giving it a higher chance of being healed.
Asian skin is more prone to scarring since the outermost layer of the epidermis is thin. Having thinner skin makes it more vulnerable to scars and make it harder to heal completely. But there are a handful of procedures and medical treatments that can help minimize the appearance of these scars.
Innovative treatments for Chickenpox Scar Removal are available in Singapore. This includes home remedies, over-the-counter medications, lasers, and other clinical procedures.
- 1 What are Chicken Pox Scars?
- 2 Are chickenpox scars permanent?
- 3 Chicken Pox Scar Treatments in Singapore
- 4 Chicken Pox Scar Treatment Costs/ Prices
What are Chicken Pox Scars?
Chickenpox is a contagious illness that causes itchy blisters on the skin. Rates of this infection dropped when vaccines are introduced. However, people who have gone through this illness may still have some reminders of their chickenpox. The inflammation on the skin can damage the skin by leaving sunken scars and colored scars.
Chickenpox scars are more likely to develop when it is picked at. The itchy blisters are tempting to scratch, and doing so can damage the skin and cause a deep wound, leading to scarring.
There are some ways to avoid chickenpox scars – as they say, prevention is the best cure. It is best to stop the itching so it won’t lead to infections. Your doctor can prescribe anti-itching creams and oral medications such as an antihistamine. Natural remedies such as porridge oats may also help stop the itch.
In some cases, people develop deep scars that won’t seem to fade away no matter what. These blemishes can be difficult to get rid of considering the damage done deep into the skin. However, there are some treatments that can minimize their appearance.
Are chickenpox scars permanent?
Indented chicken pox scars may be permanent whereas brown marks (post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation) are temporary.
Dark brown chickenpox scars are not permanent, but they can be challenging to get rid of. Youngsters and even adults who have weak immune systems tend to develop a more severe case of this illness, which causes more scarring.
Chickenpox scars can develop, especially when the sores are scratched, deep, or if any bacterial infections occurred. Scabs may also turn into scars when it’s picked at.
Most brown chickenpox marks last from 6 to 18 months before completely fading naturally, depending on your skin’s ability to regenerate new skin. But there are ways to help your skin regenerate faster.
Chicken Pox Scar Treatments in Singapore
Chickenpox, a highly contagious virus, leaves behind lasting effects including scars. These marks may require some time and effort before you can completely get rid of them. Chicken Pox Scar Removal Treatments, which ranges from home remedies to laser treatments, can help you significantly reduce the appearance of chickenpox scars.
When blemishes appear, such as chickenpox scars, people tend to look for remedies to at least minimize its appearance. Chickenpox scar removal treatments are available in Singapore that may fit well with the country’s humid weather.
Some people opt for natural skincare even when it comes to getting rid of scars. While natural products may seem safer considering they do not have chemical, it is still best to consult your doctor before using any of these products. Some natural ingredients that keep the skin healthy and may help with improving the appearance of chickenpox scars are argan oil, aloe vera, olive oil, oats, lemon juice, and baking soda.
Treatment with the help from professionals tends to be the most effective, although they may cost a little more compared to natural remedies and over the counter products. Just be sure to talk to your Doctor as some treatment are only safe in small doses, and some procedures require a number of sessions for optimal results.
Pico Laser helps to break down post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation which are the dark brown spots left after chicken pox. If left alone, these dark brown spots may take several months to years to fade. Pico Laser helps to disperse the excess pigmentation safely and effectively over multiple treatment sessions.
This is a micro-surgical treatment available in Singapore to treat chicken pox scars. It helps break down tethered and damaged scar tissues. Subcision uses a special needle that is anchored deep into your skin to release fibrous scar tissues. This technique allows a pocket of blood to develop beneath the skin and trigger your skin’s healing process. This encourages collagen regeneration and eventually improves the appearance of scars.
Several types of laser treatments can help you get rid of chickenpox scars. We use Fractional CO2 Lasers, Nano-Fractional Radiofrequency and Fractional Pico Laser.
This uses laser energy to reach deep down into the skin to encourage collagen production and trigger the skin’s natural healing process. Laser Resurfacing Treatments work by heating and removing layers of damaged skin cells – this leads to reduced appearance of scars and firmer skin.
This technique uses potent ingredients to remove layers of skin and improve the appearance of chicken pox scars. Chemical Peels usually use Alpha Hydroxy Acids and Beta Hydroxy Acids to help improve skin tone and damage. There are three categories for this treatment: superficial, medium, and deep. Be aware that your skin is more sensitive and prone to damages after undergoing a chemical peel. Take note of proper aftercare to avoid any complications such as infection.
Two techniques that are known to treat skin pigmentations effectively are radiofrequency and micro-needling. With advanced technology nowadays, treatment such as INFINI, are able to use both these techniques for better results. INFINI works by delivering RF energy deep into the skin through the needles. This triggers the skin’s natural healing process and encourages collagen production.
Chicken Pox Scar Treatment Costs/ Prices
There are certain factors that affect the treatments price, such as; the Doctor’s expertise, the severity of the scar, specialized techniques, and additional healing fillers used.
The most helpful thing to do is to consult an expert doctor to identify the best treatment for your condition and ask for an accurate estimate.
|Subcision Acne Scar Treatment||From $400 (Small regions)|
|INFINI (Radiofrequency Microneedling)||From $850|
|Chemical Peel||From $180|
|Pico Laser||From $180|
|Fractional CO2 Laser||From $450|