How To Get Rid Of Ice Pick Acne Scars

Facial acne treatment for ugly acne scars is available for any one who wishes to get rid of scars caused by facial acne. Acne vulgaris, which can cause facial scars, is a disease of the hair follicles. 

Types of Facial Acne Scars

Acne scarring can appear on the face, chest and back, and can be divided into four types. They are ice pick acne scars, boxcar, rolling and hypertrophic scarring. Facial acne scar treatment can eliminate and reduce scarring.  It should be noted that acne scarring is not related to rosacea.

Ice pick acne scars are the most common type of scars, characterized by deep pits, giving the skin a punctured look. Boxcar scars are another common type of acne scarring, with shallow or deep acne scars mostly found on the cheeks and temples. Rolling scars result from acne damage done under the skin’s surface. The scars are wide and shallow, giving the skin a wave-like appearance. Hypertrophic scars generally appear on the chest and back. Caused by severe acne, the scars are lumpy and raised but can be removed with surgery.

Ugly Acne Scar Treatments

This type of facial acne scar treatment involves the use of laser to remove scarred skin making way for new skin to form. The procedure is relatively new and results are varied. A laser is passed over the scarred areas 1-3 times and treatment does not take very long. Recovery from the facial acne treatment, which is done under local anesthesia, is anywhere from 10 to 21 days. The skin will remain pink for anywhere up to three months. Laser acne treatment is expensive and can cost thousands of dollars depending on the severity of the scarring.

Chemical Peeling

This acne treatment requires the use of a solution of AHA or (Alpha Hydroxyl Acid) or BHA (Beta Hydroxyl Acid. Chemical peeling can be light, medium or deep depending on the nature of the scarring. In light peeling the solution is applied to the ugly acne scars and then washed off. Chemical peeling is a form of exfoliation of the skin where the surface layer is removed. Medium chemical peeling involves the use of 1 to 2 coats of TCA (Tricolor Acetic Acid) applied directly on the ice pick acne scars and left for anywhere up to 10 minutes. Deep chemical peeling is done under sedation because of the pain it causes. A highly acidic solution of TCA is applied to the skin removing the surface layer and underlying layers as well. Costs vary depending on the type of chemical peeling treatment for acne scarring used.

Cytotoxic Injection

Bleomycin, an antibiotic or Fluorouracil, a cancer drug is injected into the raised acne scar to improve the skin’s appearance. The facial acne treatments are often given together with low-strength steroids to improve treatment results. 3 to 5 injections for each ugly acne scar may be required and each treatment costs approximately 150 dollars.

Subcision of Facial Acne Scars

This treatment involves cutting the scar away, freeing it from the tissue below. Blood is allowed to fill in the space and clot. The clotted blood helps to form connective tissue below the ice pick acne scar. This treatment is generally combined with either laser treatment or microdermabrasion to smooth the skin’s surface. Acne treatment costs vary depending on the treatment techniques used and the dermatologist the patient consults.  Sudden Change diminishing cream, featured below can also help to reduce and diminish visible scarring.