Acne Scar and Stretch Mark Treatment

Stretch mark & Scars

It is also known as ‘Striae’ is a form of scarring on the skin with an off-colour hue. According to time it may vanish but will not disappear completely. Stretch marks forms during puberty or pregnancy. Stretch marks are caused by tearing of dermis. Stretch marks are also be influenced by hormonal changes associated with puberty, pregnancy, bodybuilding or hormone replacement therapy.Dr. Dashore provides Acne Scar and Stretchmark treatment in Indore . Treatments for stretch mark include CO2 laser resurfacing.Acne scars are also caused by the body’s inflammatory response to acne lesions. The best way to prevent the scars is to treat acne at an early stage and till required.

Scars forms due to an injury in tissues. Two types of Scars exist: (1) Ice-pick scars occur at depressed areas (2) Keloids occur at raised thickened tissue. Acne scars associated with loss of the tissues is similar to scars that results from chicken pox are more common than Keloids and Hypertrophic Scars.

Scars associated with loss of tissue are known as *Rolling scars i.e., broad depressions with sloping edges *Boxcar scars i.e., broad depressions with defined edges *Ice-pick scars i.e., deep narrow, pitted scars. The common procedures and techniques used to improve scarring is known as Dermabrasion: Dermatologist removes or “abrades” the skin with a rotary instrument. The skin follows a “remodelling” process as it heals resulting in a smoother and fresher appearance

CO2 Laser Resurfacing: The CO2 Laser System penetrates the skin using multiple laser beams which reduce skin imperfections and promotes in collagen regeneration. Creation of tiny micro-wounds spaced apart in the skin, the doctor is treating only a fraction of the skin’s surface, minimizing discomfort and healing time.

Punch Excision or Replacement Graft: Punch excision of an individual scar is a technique for ice pick scars. In this procedure where each scar is excised down to the layer of subcutaneous fat; the resulting hole on the skin may be repaired with the punched skin glued or saturated at skin level or the resulting hole may simply be closed with a suture or with a small skin graft.

Subcision: The technique where the surgical probe is used to lift the scar tissue away from unscarred skin, thus elevating a depressed scar. Generally, a filler substance can be placed to elevate the depressed scar after subcision.

Soft Tissue Fillers: This means when Collagen-related fillers are injected in small quantities below the surface of the skin to elevate depressed scars. This is often mixed with subcision which lifts the scar and allows a definite space for the filler to occur.

Chemical Peeling: Applying a chemical solution to the skin results in mild scarring and certain types of acne. Chemical peeling enables new, regenerated skin to reappear by improving the appearance of certain conditions.