Acne Scars / Pimple Mark Treatment & Removal
Smoothen out the acne scars for improvement of facial skin
What can this treatment possibly do?
Our comprehensive range of acne scar reduction treatments can reduce the appearance and smoothen out your skin from acne scarring.
The stigma of acne scarring is evident to those afflicted. The cruel reality for many, even when acne eventually abates, is the facial disfigurement of acne scars. Others perceive those with facial acne scars as insecure and shy as being less attractive, confident, healthy and successful. It is unsurprising then that acne scarring is associated with embarrassment, self-consciousness, anxiety, and depression.
Acne scarring is the result of an alteration of the healing process and it can have deep psychological implications for patients. Scars can involve textural change in the superficial and deep dermis (skin) and it can also be associated with erythema (patchy redness) or pigmentation.
What medical technology or device does this treatment utilise and how it is done?
Anecdotal experiences and medical investigations have shown that majority of cases of acne scarring cannot be solved by a single mode of treatment. There is no “best” treatment here. Acne scars vary for type and depths. A combination of treatment modes is therefore ideally suited to address all the types of acne scarring which may be present on the face.
The treatment techniques and modes we have in our clinic are as follows:-
Chemical Peel Exfoliation
Chemical Peel exfoliation is obtained by applying chemicals to the skin to destroy the outer damaged layers and accelerate the repair process. We have a variety of different chemical peel agents such as Glycolic Acid (GA), Salicylic Acid (SA), and Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) which can be used depending on the type of acne scars we see.
TCA is a medium depth peel suitable to treat acne scars, both deep and superficial.
Lavieen BB Laser
This is a 1927nm Thulium laser - a sub ablative skin resurfacing laser which is able to resurface acne scars and improve pores with lesser downtime and lower risk of post treatment hyperpigmentation as compared to Fractional CO2 laser. With a single procedure, patients can expect improvement in skin texture, dull skin tone and pigmentary changes, similar to the make-up effect of applying BB cream. With a higher power and longer pulse duration, it can simulate the effects of Fractional CO2 laser with lesser recovery time.
Skin Radiofrequency Microneedling with the INFINI system
Skin Radiofrequency Mirconeedling using the Infini system is a dermatological treatment procedure performed with the Infini machine to achieve collagen induction, which is effective in improving depressed acne scarring.
The needling of the skin is done by a the Infini tip, which consists of multiple insulated and thin microneedles which are applied onto the skin areas which are affected by acne scars. The skin is punctured in multiple direction in a controlled fashion by the insulated tip of the Infini machine. In addition, the insulated mirconeedles of the Infini machine releases radiofrequency waves to act deeper in the dermis.
The insulated microneedles penetrate from 1.5 to 2mm into the skin. Penetration depth can be controlled in a calculated manner by the Infini machine, which allows for customization of treatment. The radiofrequency energy can also be adjusted. Having insulated needles (except for the active tip), also insures maximum thermal injury zones in the targeted zones while allow little to no long term damage to the epidermis.
As expected, the skin bleeds for a short time and develops multiple micro bruises in the skin. This damage induces the release of growth factors that stimulate the production of fresh collagen and elastin in the upper dermis. Several studies report that 6 months after collagen-induction therapy, histology shows a dramatic increase of freshly produced collagen and elastin fibres.
Results from Radiofrequency Microneedling generally starts to be seen after about 6 weeks, but complete improvement can take at least 3 months to occur, and as the deposition of freshly produced collagen takes place slowly, the skin texture will continue to improve over a 12-month period. Majority of individuals will require around three treatments approximately 4 weeks apart.
Ablative Carbon Dioxide Co2 Laser
Ablative Co2 Lasers achiever removal of the damaged acne scar tissue through melting, evaporation, or vaporisation. Co2 Lasers are commonly used ablative lasers for the treatment of acne scars.
Carbon Dioxide Co2 Laser delivers heat energy directly to the skin. The laser energy rapidly heats and vaporises the scar tissues, which causes collagen remodelling and heat mediated tissue contraction. After treatment, fibroblast depositing freshly produced collagen and elastin fibres can be seen, with the reduction of the appearance of acne scars.
Subcision is a stand-alone treatment for depressed acne scars and wrinkles designed to address the underlying pathophysiology of rolling acne scars, Despite their superficial appearance, rolling scars result from deep fibrous attachments gathering the epidermis to the subcutis. Subcison is designed to cut these fibrous bands while causing minimal damage to the overlying skin.
Typically, this technique results in the elevation of the depressed scar to the level surrounding skin. In the weeks following subcision, additional augmentation of the depressed defect is typically observed. This subsequent elevation is thought to result from trauma caused during the procedure which initiates wound-healing response cumulating in the deposition of freshly produced connective tissue beneath the scar surface.
The main advantage of subcison is that it has the potential to produce long term improvement in the appearance of rolling scars while causing minimal injury to overlying skin.
What are the likely results? Any side effects or downtime?
An improvement of facial appearance with a reduction of acne scars should be seen. It is however important that treatment approaches for acne scarring should be individualised and primarily determined by the morphological features of each patient’s scar.
All the various treatments above are generally safe and well tolerated. Some bleeding, mild swelling, redness and bruising are to be expected.
Pimple mark or acne scars which had been there for a long time can still be removed by a combination of various treatment methods, from Co2 Laser, to INFINI micro-needling, to chemical peels. We have seen many patients whom have smooth and glowing skin after repeated and persistent treatment. After the acne scars / pimple marks are removed, you can try our other skin rejuvenation treatment to have a dewy glowing skin and complexion. Yes, it is possible!
Why Tiffiny Yang Clinic?
We focus on three things: Safety, Efficacy, and Personalisation.
Tiffiny Yang Aesthetics have been in the medical aesthetics market for a long time, and have performed many very good aesthetics procedures throughout the years. Our doctors are qualified medical doctors, and we use good quality HSA approved medical devices and products as your safety is of utmost importance to us.
All our Lasers, Radiofrequency Systems, IPL devices, Ultrasound Energy Machines are good and proven systems which had been used for some time in the market on many patients. They are all either HSA approved, CE Marked, or FDA approved systems. Since many people have used them – by sheer numbers, the behaviour and treatment outcome of the devices are generally known. The unexpected is unlikely to occur.
Our treatments are all clinically proven and are generally effective. Apart from effective treatments, our lady doctors are also known for being very gentle and caring. we want to get to know you personally so that we can tailor-make and customise the treatments to achieve your intended desires. It is for this reason that majority of our equipment and products are not “box-standard” but customisable.
Indeed, we have been known to go to great lengths to curate and customize the beauty treatments you desire to ensure that it is personally suitable for you.
We also want to get to know you so that you to feel comfortable and confident that you are in good hands when undergoing treatments at our clinic.
As all aesthetics treatment are part medicine and part art, one should choose an aesthetics professional or doctor whom is both a competent and qualified medical doctor, and whom also possesses a keen eye for beauty. More importantly, a keen eye for beauty which you agree with. In other words, you must trust your aesthetics doctor’s taste and sense of beauty.
Dr Tiffiny Yang is a doctor and a beauty queen. She was crowned Ms Singapore Universe, and is also a fashion model with some repute in her free time. She had been featured in fashion and glamour magazines which are household names and are published Asia wide. Our clinic treatments bear her eye, direction, believe and hallmark of beauty.
Note on Information
It is important to note that individual variation in responsiveness to the above treatment(s) may vary significantly. the above information is for general information purposes only, and is expressly subject to the specific facts and circumstances, the peculiar physiology and constitution of a patient, the intensity of a treatment, amount of product used, and frequency of treatment (as applicable). Outcomes may therefore differ from the information provided above. Click HERE to see the medical literature and references wherein the above information is based on.