Acne Scar Removal Treatments
For more severe scars, a more intense Micro-Needle Radiofrequency treatment will be used instead. This method of treatment is unique and highly effective for stubborn/ deep acne scars.
Gold-plated ultra-fine needles first smoothly penetrates deep acne scars before emitting radiofrequency energy to break up the scar tissue and stimulate collagen.
It is a great treatment for deep acne scars that requires deeper penetration of energy and a more intense approach.
Despite being more intensive, downtime is actually still kept to a MINIMAL!
What is the procedure like?
Topical numbing cream is applied beforehand to ensure maximum comfort before the commencement of the procedure. It is a comfortable procedure that takes around 30 mins.
What can I expect after the procedure?
After the procedure, some redness is to be expected but will improve over the next few days. Usually only a pinkish redness is seen after 3 days.
How often can this procedure be performed?
Microneedle Radiofrequency can be performed every 4 – 6 weeks.
How many sessions would I require?
You may already see results after the 1st session! However, subsequent sessions may be required to improve the results even more.
If you have had previous treatments done and feel that your acne scars are at a plateau, then this might be the treatment for you!
Effective acne scar removal treatment from leading Singapore Aesthetic Doctor.
Acne scars are often a very distressing condition for many because it changes the appearance of a person’s face and, in severe cases, often affects the self-esteem of those afflicted.
In the past, not much was known about the available acne scar removal treatment methods. But in recent times, advances in technology have yielded excellent acne scar removal results in the treatment of this condition.
Having done his Masters in Dermatology from the prestigious St John’s institute of Dermatology, UK, Singapore aesthetic doctor, Dr Ho Rui Ming is well versed in acne scar removal procedures and can help to restore your skin as much as possible to its original condition.
“Every scar in itself is different and unique.. and as such, different treatments and techniques will be required to treat each individual scar type…” – Dr Ho Rui Ming
There are 4 main variants of atrophic acne scars:
1. Ice pick scars: Small entry point with sharp steep edges; like an inverted triangle
2. Box car scars: Wider base, sharply demarcated edges; like a box
3. Rolling scars: Wide base, rounded edges
4. Hypertrophic scars : Raised scars.
There are many different types of acne scar treatments available and each type of treatment may be applicable to some but not others. As such, a consultation with a medical professional to decide the most appropriate treatment for your acne scars is much advised.
Venus Viva Radiofrequency Skin Resurfacing
The Venus Viva is the latest revolutionary Radiofrequency (RF) machine that utilises its Nanotechnology to effectively treat different scars with MINIMAL downtime as compared to the traditional CO2 or Erbium laser treatment.
Multiple columns of RF energy are emitted into the scars to break the scar tissue up AND stimulate new collagen. This effectively evens out the scars and improves the texture of the scarred areas.Treatment is quick (about 30mins) and comfortable!
Some redness is to be expected but by the 3rd / 4th day, only a pinkish-redness will be seen.
A topical anaesthetic cream will first be applied to ensure comfort throughout the process. The Venus Viva RF probe will then be used to create micro-columns of heat within the layers of the skin. Some redness is expected but will subside, and once healed, the skin will have a more even and a smoother texture. Additionally, there is also a firming effect due to collagen remodelling.
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CO2 Fractional Laser
“Effectively treats Scars, Smoothens the skin, Skin renewal to regain youthful-looking skin”
The CO2 laser is the fractional ablative laser that delivers effective results using advanced technology to minimize downtime, increase patient safety and maximize comfort.
Multiple Micro-Ablative Columns are emitted to destroy and break up scar tissue and regenerate collagen so as to smoothen the skin and remove acne scars.
Controlled Chaos Technology (CCT™) that creates Micro-Ablative Columns deep into the scars to achieve excellent results.
How is the procedure performed?
Numbing cream will first be applied before the procedure to ensure maximum comfort during the procedure.
The procedure itself is quick and takes about 15 mins.
What should I expect after the procedure?
Redness is to be expected after the removal procedure followed by micro-crusts and should resolve in a week.
When will I see the results?
Results can be seen with each session and subsequent sessions may be required to achieve optimal results.
How often can this procedure be performed?
Each acne treatment interval is 4 – 6 weeks.
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Botulinum Toxin is administered to the brow region by a very fine needle. Local anaesthesia is usually not required, but may be provided for patient comfort. The procedure takes about 15-30 minutes, depending on the extent of treatment. Effects are usually seen within the week, and no downtime is required.
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A cool gel is applied to the brow region. The radiofrequency probe is then placed over the skin and the energy is transmitted. Other than feeling some heat, it is a relatively comfortable and painless procedure. No downtime is required, and effects may be seen immediately.
In addition, the skin can be made to be more even, and to have a smoother texture. This tightening is due to collagen remodelling, causing a lifting effect. Some redness is expected, but will subside within a few days.
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Local anaesthesia is first administered to the entry point of the area that will be filled; the filler is then administered to the brow region via the entry point. Effects are seen immediately and no downtime is required.
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High Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy (HIFU)
A cooling gel will first be applied to the neck area that is to be treated, and the ultrasound probe will then be placed on the skin. The energy will be transmitted to the deeper layers of the skin, as well as the underlying SMAS (Superficial Muscular Aponeurotic System) layer that supports the overlying skin. Some heat may be felt during the procedure, but otherwise it is a fairly comfortable procedure. The process may take 45 minutes to an hour, and no downtime will be required afterwards.
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