Acne Scars (Pits)

Acne scars can be frustrating but fortunately, there are many treatments available that can make them less noticeable. Mostly post acne scars are permanent, but an experienced dermatologist can help to find out the right treatment and may help to reduce the appearance of acne scars. One is less likely to develop acne scars if they have less break outs (pimples). Avoid picking, popping, or squeezing any active pimples, no matter how tempting, to prevent irritation of skin and damaging the underlying tissue, which can lead to scars.


The best way to treat acne scars is to prevent it in the first place. Before starting the treatment of acne scars, it’s important to know that there are four types of acne scars:

  •  Atrophic or depressed 
  • Boxcar 
  • Ice pick
  •  Rolling


Following are the two main treatments for acne scars:


1. Fractional CO2 laser

This is a type of laser resurfacing that helps to reduce acne scars effectively. Laser pulses create tiny ablative zones for removing the epidermis and that helps to stimulate new collagen to heal scars gradually.


2. Microneedling with Radiofrequency waves (MNRF)

MNRF is another technology that can work for very deep and pitted acne scars. 
These above-mentioned treatments trigger the body’s natural healing process and stimulate the growth of new, healthy tissue/collagen, which results in smooth, refreshed and scar-free skin. People usually require multiple sessions ( 6 to 8 sessions) to get a very good result.