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Acne Scar Treatment.

Acne Scars can cause major stress in both young and adult individuals. Students often suffer from low self-esteem, lack of friends and can impair their performance in school. Acne Scars treatment after controlling active acne can get better results. There are several methods to improve acne scars. These are based upon the type of the scars, the location of scars, skin color, and underlying medical condition.

What are Acne Scars?

As a result of cystic acne, scars can develop. Acne is now thought to be a chronic inflammatory disease of the skin in which the sebaceous glands become blocked resulting in an accumulation of sebum (oil) and debris. The p. acne bacterium grows inside, causing infection and leads to scarring.

There are several types of Acne scarring

Icepick (narrow)
Deep and narrow pitting of the skin.
Rolling (wide)
Soft shoulders and rounded saucer-like shape.
Boxcar (narrow to wide)
Sharp vertical edges with a wide base.


The subcision is a simple technique to release the scar tissue by using either a blunt tip cannula or a nokor needle performed by our physician. Some patients may need several sessions of this procedure. RF micro needling performed after submission can have a synergistic impact in stimulating healthy collagen.


Bellafill is an FDA approved long lasting of filler In addition to immediately adding volume to the skin to lift acne scars, Bellafill® helps your skin re-create its own firmer structure for a smoother appearance and lasting results. Bellafill is good for rolling and atrophic type of acne scars. A skin test is needed and performed by our physician.


CO2RE is a fractional is excellent for acne scars. Your skin is treated with a matrix of laser light points that vary in intensity, depending on your skin type and desired treatment results. The result is a treatment that is fast, more comfortable and requires less downtime than traditional resurfacing – enabling you to get back to your daily routine much quicker. CO2 laser is not meant for all skin types since it has a high risk for hyper or hypopigmentation in darker skin groups.


SkinPen medical micro-needling for Acne scar treatment is by creating invisible micro-perforations into the skin to induce neo- collagenesis. The skin uses its natural repair mechanism producing collagen and elastin to repair the micro-perforations. Your skin becomes firmer and regains its elasticity. Acne scars require multiple sessions and combined treatment to see better results. Dr. Shanthala, often combine it with PRP and Subcision.


Intensif for Acne scars at ShanthalamD RF Microneedling is our popular treatment for Acne Scars


A cutting-edge form of regenerative medicine using the body’s own plasma to restore collagen in the skin. Combining PRP with Micro-needling or injecting directly into the skin after Subcision is shown to improve Acne scars.

7. TCA Chemical Peels

TCA cross hatch technique peels chemically exfoliates the top layer of skin. This exfoliation signals the cells inside the skin to produce more rapidly, which can help skin turnover faster and prevent pores from clogging and stimulates collagen performed by our physician.

8. PDO THREADS for Acne Scars

9. Microdermabrasion

A simple superficial mechanical exfoliation of stratum corneum cosmetic that can improve skin texture, blackheads and whiteheads, and surface hyperpigmentation.

Acne scars can be devastating to many young and older people, it is very difficult to treat acne scars, multiple sessions and combination treatments are shown to improve scars. Dr. Shanthala uses her unique combination treatment approach to help improve your acne scars.

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