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Acne & Acne Scars

Acne & Acne Scars

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Acne is one of the most common skin problems that affect both men and women. From mild acne to more severe cases, there are a variety of categories of bumps, whiteheads, blackheads, nodules and pimples that may develop on an individual’s face, back, chest, neck and shoulders etc.  Acne is usually caused due hormonal changes, certain medications, hereditary factors or a diet that is high in dairy products and refined sugars or carbohydrates.
When acne breakouts penetrate deep into the skin, they damage both the skin and the tissue beneath it. As the acne clears, the body tries to repair this damage.

During the healing process, the body produces collagen—a substance that gives the skin support. If the body produces too little or too much collagen, the skin will scar.
Active acne and acne scars affect the appearance of the face which can in turn hamper one’s confidence and self-esteem. Fortunately, modern advancements in cosmetic medicine have made it possible to treat acne and acne scarring.

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Fading Acne & Acne Scars
Acne is a common skin problem globally. It dampens one’s confidence and brings a higher degree of insecurity regarding one’s appearance. For acne scar treatment in UAE, patients’ history plays an important role.

Not only genetics but hormonal changes, medicines, diet, and lifestyle are considered. Acne can be anywhere on the body, be it blackheads on legs. The oil glands increase the chances of a blackhead or pimple formation as pores get clogged.

This acne penetrates deep into the skin and damages the tissues too. As the body naturally fixes acne, the lack or excess of collagen (an important compound for skin elasticity) leads to acne scars. As a result, your choice of getting pimple treatment switches to acne scar treatment as the skin is scarred.

Choose The Right Doctor

Successful results solely depend upon the right choice of doctor. While choosing your doctor you must ensure he or she fulfills the below parameters:

  • Board certification

  • Extensive experience

  • Positive reviews

  • Real results

  • Understands your case and expectations

  • Good aesthetic Eye

Your Journey with CosmeSurge

Consultation

Acne scar treatment can be different for each patient based on their history and skin analysis. At Cosmesurge, the treatment plan for the patient is devised after a thorough analysis of the skin type, history, and diet. But, further taking all information regarding the extent of acne, acne scars, and the skin affected by scars. Our doctors work on the root cause first and then the symptoms to eliminate the acne scars for good!

Treatment

As each patient's history differs, so does the treatment. While some patients get medicines and a few home fixes for acne treatment. Other patients might end up with acne scar treatments. Here are the best acne scar treatments in Dubai & other Emirates for flawless skin.

Laser Therapy: Laser therapy is safe and pain-free acne scar therapy to renew the skin. Laser treatment peels the outer layer of skin with heat to promote new skin growth and collagen production. Fractional CO2, Sciton, Fraxel, and Picoway are laser therapies relevant for treating acne and acne scars. Other Energy-Based Therapies: Pulsed light therapy, radiofrequency, or a combination of various energy-based technologies help fade and minimize acne scars without damaging the outer layer of the skin. The results are natural and long-lasting. At CosmeSurge, we house many energy-based treatments like EndyMed, Viora, SecretRF, Scarlet, etc.

Fillers: Injectable dermal fillers are a great option for depressed acne scars treatment. They also add the desired volume below the skin surface, lift the divot and make it look even with the surrounding skin. Fillers are fit for atrophic acne scars and can deliver instant results.

Microneedling: This is a dermaroller procedure that uses small needles to prick the skin for acne scar treatment. It is a popular skin exfoliating treatment for skin exfoliation but works splendidly for acne scar removal. A rapidly rotating device is used to remove the outer layer of the skin and encourage the growth of new skin. During the procedure, the skin is numbed with anesthesia before removing the outermost layers of your skin. The process promotes the growth of new collagen in your skin, encouraging your skin to heal itself, and reducing the appearance of the ice pick, boxcar, and rolling acne scars.

Dermabrasion: It is an outpatient procedure. So one has to head for some rest post-procedure! After the treatment skin will become sensitive and it will take a few months for the skin to get back to normal.

Microdermabrasion: It is a minimally invasive procedure used to remove the outermost skin layer using a fine abrasive. The process is aimed at rubbing off or exfoliating the dead and damaged skin layers from the face which takes around 45 minutes and requires multiple sessions. There is little to no downtime and you can resume your normal routine instantly.

Chemical Peels: They are a powerful form of exfoliation for acne and acne scars treatment. During the procedure, a special solution is applied to the skin, it removes the dead cells and improves the appearance of the skin. You can repeat mild and medium peels to maintain results. However, one can have only a single deep peel. Potential side effects include changes in skin color, especially with deep peels used on dark skin. Our team uses different types of peels like TCA, Cosmelan, and Dermelan.

Facials: There are various facial options at CosmeSurge that can help treat active acne while some work to treat leftover scars. Facials aim at cleansing pores and exfoliating dead skin cells. The products used during the facial help cut down on surface oil and remove dead skin cells. Deep pore cleansing improves the appearance of the skin and minimizes breakouts, and works as a pimple treatment for all.

PRP & Mesotherapy: Also known as collagen induction therapy. Short needles are inserted into the skin to rejuvenate and renew it. The needles used will help induce microscopic wounds in the skin, which in turn produces new collagen. This collagen leads to an improved tone and texture of the skin and a drastic improvement in the signs of acne scars.

Subcision: It is a procedure used to treat acne scarring, specifically depressed acne scars. Depressed acne scars are caused when fibrotic strands pull the skin downwards, creating superficial indentations. During treatment, a small needle cuts these fibrotic strands to release the tension of the scar and allows the skin to rise. After the treatment, the area is swollen, and bruises may appear. The results of this acne scar treatment show soon. Also, one can opt for subcision with combination treatments such as laser, dermaroller, and scar revisions for maximum efficacy.

Homecare: Our expert might also advise using certain medicated skincare products and medicines as the acne scar treatment plan. Some creams containing azelaic acid or hydroxyl acids are prescribed based on individual acne treatment plans.

Aftercare

For permanent and healthy results, follow the doctor's instructions and continue the following sessions for the acne scar treatment, if required. Since acne is caused mostly by hormonal changes, it is imperative to complete the entire course of treatment.
Acne & Acne Scars Make Appointment

CosmeSurge is one of the leading aesthetic brands and the largest cosmetology chain in the region. Our services are proven and exceptional as we have team of highly qualified doctors and specialists with years of experience. To book a consultation you can call us on 800 26763 (COSME) or share your details through the book appointment section and our team will reach out to you.

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Our Specialists

Ahmed Alkhateeb
Dr. Ahmed Al Khateeb Specialist Dermatologist
Anoud
Dr. Anoud Al Kikhia Dermatologist
Batoul Reffai
Dr. Batoul Reffai Specialist Dermatologist
Dr. Evana Janbeh Specialist Dermatologist
Fatima Habib
Dr. Fatima Habib Specialist Dermatologist
Manal AlKadri
Dr. Manal Al kadri Specialist Dermatologist
Mayur Bhobe
Dr. Mayur Bhobe Specialist Dermatologist
Emad Aeta
Dr. Mohammed Emad Aeta Specialist Dermatologist
Nidaa Abou Haouili
Dr. Nidaa Abou-Haouili General Practitioner - Dermatology
Dr. Rabab
Dr. Rabab Essam Specialist Dermatology
Salwa Abo Rashed
Dr. Salwa Abo Rashed Specialist Dermatologist
walaa amer
Dr. Walaa Amer General Practitioner
Dr. Mai 01
Dr. Mai Makram Abdelhamid General Practitioner
Dr. Bayan Kaddoura General Practitioner
Dr. Aliaksandra Aniskevich Specialist Dermatology
Rasha Ismail Mohamed
Dr. Rasha Ismail Specialist Dermatologist
Dr. Sarah Ibrahim Ismail Specialist Dermatology
Dr. Manal Ghanem ALtamimi Specialist Dermatologist

OUR LOCATIONS

Abu Dhabi

With 15 state-of-the-art facilities, CosmeSurge is the most trusted cosmetic and skin clinic across UAE. CosmeSurge are advocates of conscious beauty, delivering the highest quality medical approach to appreciating and cultivating individual beauty needs. We strive to partner with you on your unique journey to conscious beauty.

Al Ain

With 15 state-of-the-art facilities, CosmeSurge is the most trusted cosmetic and skin clinic across UAE. CosmeSurge are advocates of conscious beauty, delivering the highest quality medical approach to appreciating and cultivating individual beauty needs. We strive to partner with you on your unique journey to conscious beauty.

Dubai

With 15 state-of-the-art facilities, CosmeSurge is the most trusted cosmetic and skin clinic across UAE. CosmeSurge are advocates of conscious beauty, delivering the highest quality medical approach to appreciating and cultivating individual beauty needs. We strive to partner with you on your unique journey to conscious beauty.

Fujairah

With 15 state-of-the-art facilities, CosmeSurge is the most trusted cosmetic and skin clinic across UAE. CosmeSurge are advocates of conscious beauty, delivering the highest quality medical approach to appreciating and cultivating individual beauty needs. We strive to partner with you on your unique journey to conscious beauty.

Ras Al Khaimah

With 15 state-of-the-art facilities, CosmeSurge is the most trusted cosmetic and skin clinic across UAE. CosmeSurge are advocates of conscious beauty, delivering the highest quality medical approach to appreciating and cultivating individual beauty needs. We strive to partner with you on your unique journey to conscious beauty.

Sharjah

With 15 state-of-the-art facilities, CosmeSurge is the most trusted cosmetic and skin clinic across UAE. CosmeSurge are advocates of conscious beauty, delivering the highest quality medical approach to appreciating and cultivating individual beauty needs. We strive to partner with you on your unique journey to conscious beauty.

FAQS

Acne scars indicate more deep and permanent damage to the skin. Removing them at home with regular kitchen staples is an uphill task with a minute difference.
A doctor’s consultation and deep analysis of skin are required to draft the complete treatment plan for acne scars. There are a plethora of options such as micro-needling, laser therapy, chemical peels, fillers, and more to fix acne scars and keep your skin beautiful.

Acne scars take 3- 6 months to disappear. However, this period may prolong depending on your skin.
However, if skin tissues are damaged, then treatments are needed. As a result, scar removal due to ointments or procedures varies for every skin and scar type. Therefore, every person’s scar removal is different. And can be best answered by their dermatologist. One thing is definite, as new skin cells appear due to treatments many scars fade away!

Yes, laser treatments for acne scars are FDA-approved. The procedure is non-invasive and promotes healthy skin growth by reducing the top layer of skin with heat.
The laser helps promote collagen production which is the building block of beautiful skin. Hence, opting for laser treatment is a safe choice for acne scar treatment

Scars can be removed permanently with the help of procedures that dermatologists recommend. Each skin type and scar damage is different so giving one name for all can be tricky. However, skin resurfacing, or chemical peeling can help significantly in most cases to remove the scars permanently with a new fresh skin that is damage free.

Scars anywhere on the body such as arms, abdomen, back, or legs require the same treatment. The doctors first view and then recommend anything from creams, microneedling, dermabrasion, or peels. The procedures are carried out once the doctors view and assess the depth of acne scar damage

Dermatologists study the skin and lifestyle patterns of the patient. They devise the treatment plan based on scar type, age, skin condition, and hormone levels.
They may use only creams or a combination of creams, medicines with procedures, or multiple procedures. A few commonly used acne scar treatments are
Skin tightening: Doctors use radiofrequency to tighten the skin. This tightening procedure fades out the depressed acne scars as the skin plumps up with tightening.
Collagen-induction therapy – Dermatologists use dermaroller with minute needles to puncture the skin. This micro needling for acne scars produces collagen. As collagen increases, the skin heals, and acne scars diminish gradually.
Acne scar surgery: The dermatologists opt for this to treat evident scars. This surgery can be managed in the clinic as the patient is given a dose for skin numbing. The dermatologist may lift the scar or break up the scar tissue. Acne scar surgeries make the scars fade with time revealing clear spotless skin.
Laser therapy: Laser therapy is safe and pain-free acne scar therapy to treat raised acne scars and renew the skin. Laser treatment peels the outer layer of skin with heat to promote new skin growth.
Cryosurgery: This is a suitable acne scar treatment for people with lighter skin. Dermatologists in this treatment freeze the scar tissue, and eventually, it withers away. To improve the results, dermatologists recommend a series of cryotherapy sessions

Acne scar treatments differ from patient to patient. However, with time some procedures have become the most famous ones. Do not decide just by reading. Always, consult your dermatologist for final opinions.
The treatments are used chiefly for acne scar removal:
Chemical peels: As the name suggests, the doctors apply medicated solutions to the skin based on skin type. This is a powerful form of exfoliation for acne and acne scars treatment. It removes dead cells and improves the appearance of the skin.
Dermabrasion: A rapidly rotating device is used to remove the outer layer of the skin and encourage the growth of new skin. For the procedure, doctors numb the skin with anesthesia before removing the outermost layers of your skin.
Dermal fillers: Dermal fillers are another option for depressed acne scars treatment. They also add the desired volume below the skin surface. The hyaluronic acid is injected into the skin to improve its appearance and smoothen its texture.
Microneedling: A popular skin exfoliating treatment for skin exfoliation but works splendidly for acne scar removal. A rapidly rotating device is used to remove the outer layer of the skin and encourage the growth of new skin and collagen.
Laser therapy: A safe and pain-free acne scar therapy to renew the skin. Laser treatment peels the outer layer of skin with heat to promote new skin growth and collagen production.
Fractional non-ablative laser – This laser stimulates collagen production and is great for atrophic acne scarring.
Ablative laser: Ablative lasers are safe for all skins. As the upper skin is peeled, a fresh new skin emerges. However, the recovery time is slightly longer. But, it is a great procedure for getting rid of acne scars.

Acne scar removal treatment is a common practice worldwide. However, certain conditions must be met to continue the medication or procedures such as
The patient’s age has to be 20 or above
A stable medical state with no serious life-threatening diseases
Mild to moderate acne scars
Pregnant or lactating mothers can delay the procedure to post-delivery or post-feeding period
Realistic expectations and counseling for treatment results

Atrophic scars settle deep inside the skin as a small niche. Such scars form when there is less collagen for healing. There are three types of atrophic scars:
Boxcar
These are wide, U-shaped scars that have sharp edges. Microdermabrasion and gentle peels are great for almost all skin types. Boxcar scar treatments by doctors depend on several factors, such as the color, depth, and location of scars along with the patient’s skin tone.
Ice pick
Ice pick scars are narrow deep scars, sometimes mistaken as chickenpox scars. These are deep, and take a long period to be removed.
Rolling
These are wide sunken scars with rounded edges and uneven, bumpy appearance.

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