By Dr. Jiwei Wu
Acne vulgaris is a common skin disease affecting people between the ages of 11 to 30 generally. Patients are often left with varying degrees of post acne scars that may have psychological implications and lead to poorer quality of life. It is therefore important to find effective methods of treating acne scars. From my experience, patients who come for treatment are usually working adults who cannot afford to take extended periods of leave from work for treatment. Thus, it is important to balance the effectiveness of the treatment with the associated downtime of the treatment.
In this article, I shall elaborate on my preferred method of atrophic acne scar treatment based on scar morphology.
Factors that affect the effectiveness of treatment
The intensity of the treatment – more aggressive settings will yield better results. But that also means higher risks, such as post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH)… To read more, click here.