It is not uncommon to see people still struggling with acne well into their adult years. For more serious skin conditions, they might go for a cystic acne treatment in Singapore to reduce inflammation and lower the incidence of acne. Though sometimes the acne related symptoms decline over time, they may still experience acne scarring left behind from past acne and pimple breakouts.
How do acne scars form
Acne scarring does not always improve with time, and it changes the overall skin texture, giving it an irregular appearance. It is the direct result of deep trauma caused to the skin due to acne, when the pores are engorged and become acne lesions.
When these lesions rupture, you can experience tenderness, redness and inflammation at the wound. As the body attempts to heal itself, new collagen fibers are formed which can also introduce acne scars. Pitted acne scars occur when there is lack of collagen produced, while raise acne scars form when there is overproduction of collagen. Picking at the pimple or acne also causes trauma to the skin that will highly likely result in scarring and prolong the healing process.
Collagen for acne scars
Collagen plays an important role in the body’s wound healing process. This fiber-like protein is a critical component in healing and treating different kinds of wounds including acne. The acne-causing bacteria can also damage your skin tissue and weaken the cells structure that is in the lower layers of the skin. Collagen can straighten and repair this structural matrix.
As a key building block of the skin, it stimulates cellular migration and contributes to developing new tissues. When the skin is injured from acne, cells in the connective tissue (or fibroblast) produce collagen and fibers to fill and close the wounds. After a pimple heals, sometimes crater-like scars are left behind when the collagen contracts or do not grow back completely. This problem can also be exacerbated when ageing causes the collagen fibers to lose their strength, resulting in lesser collagen production. This loss of collagen also causes the skin to lose its elasticity and sag.
Treatment for acne scar removal
Thus, you might need some extra help in speeding up the collagen formation and tissue repair to heal acne scars and maintain a youthful complexion. One of the treatments for acne scar removal in Singapore is the Infini Fractional RadioFrequency (FRF).
This treatment uses insulated micro-needles to deliver RF energy deep into the dermal layers of the skin where acne scar tissues are located, ranging from 0.25mm to 3.5mm. With customisable depths into the skin, energy can be precisely controlled and delivered with minimal collateral damage to the skin’s upper layers. This heats up the acne scars which then breaks up old collagen and helps stimulate new formation of collagen and elastin fibers, thereby improving acne scars.
Infini is able to target stubborn, deeper acne scar tissue safely unlike other laser treatments that could not penetrate deep enough. When new production of deep collagen fibers is stimulated, the skin shows improvements in tightening, plumping, lifting and filling out of wrinkles and scars. Because the treatment stimulates the body to produce its own collagen, it will be the more lasting and effective type of collagen as it is able to stay in the skin. Infini is not only effective for removing acne scars, it can also provide overall skin rejuvenation for ageing skin.
Infini FRF Treatment is also available in our clinic. If you wish to seek more details on FRF or other treatments available, contact our concierge at +65 62218221 or +65 97268856.