The diagnosis and treatment of acute acne is established by an experienced dermatologist. Often, in cases of dermatological acne such as acne conglobata or acne papulopustulosa, small trophs or dimpled scars appear which, when they feature in the face, can lead to dissatisfaction with one’s appearance and low self-esteem. Once the acute infection has abated, this can be improved upon using various surgical skin treatments.
Deeper scarring can be removed by excision and the skin stitched with the finest threads so as to leave unnoticeable scars in its place. For superficial scarring, we can employ the advantageous methods of chemical peeling with fruit acids, TCA peeling, Obagi blue peel, green Peel, Jessner solution or Phenol solution in varying concentration levels, for an even skin surface. This can also be attained through microdermabrasion, fine diamond polishers and small sand lasers. Deeper scars are first smoothed by dermabrasion or in greater parts by laser skin resurfacing. Then, layer by layer, they are vaporised using a CO2 laser or removed using an erbium laser. In certain cases, acne scars can also be evened out by injection fillers.