No two outbreaks of acne are exactly alike and may require customised treatment plans. Similarly, the management of active acne versus acne scars requires different approaches. A DoctorxDentist reader asked how doctors determine treatment for active acne and acne scars, and recalled how some clinics offer one-size-fits-all treatment packages. In reply, Dr Justin Boey discussed the treatments for different stages and types of acne available to patients in Singapore. Here’s our round-up.
Dermabrasion is a very superficial treatment. Thus, this type of treatment will probably have no significant effect on scars.
Personally, I would recommend a combination of types of treatments. In this case, subscision and skin resurfacing treatments such as the eCO2 Laser to optimise results.
Good results will be in the range of 80% improvement. As there are many types of treatments available for different types of scars, you should always consult a doctor experienced in the treatment of acne scars to have a detailed examination of your condition/ skin so that the most appropriate treatment can be tailored to the type of scars you have.
Hope that helps.