Acne is an extremely common skin problem and can affect people of all ages
13 June 2021| Last updated on 13 June 2021
But what can be worse than acne breakouts are the scarring.
Whether your skin is pimple-prone or not, our daily face mask routine and the extra heat of Dubai's summer is prime time for acne and their dreaded parting gifts on your complexion: acne scars.
If you find yourself dealing with breakouts and the scarring they leave behind, you might be interested in this skincare specialist-approved method of effectively treating acne scars.
What causes acne scars?
Acne scars are usually the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria.
The pore swells, causing a break in the follicle wall. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly.
But if there is a deep break in the wall of the pore, infected material can spill out into surrounding tissue, creating deeper lesions. The skin attempts to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These repairs usually aren’t as smooth and flawless as the original skin.
Which treatments are available for acne scars in Dubai?
Below are the best, dermatologist-approved solutions to treat and prevent the appearance of acne scars:
Clear up completely acne scars:
- Intracel RF Microneedling
Improve partially the scars :
- Microneedling Pen
- Chemical Peel
At Dr. Kamil Al Rustom Skin & Laser Centre, the best solution for skin resurfacing and acne scarring is INTRAcel® Fractional with Radiofrequency.
How does INTRAcel® Fractional Microneedling work?
INTRAcel® is a revolutionary treatment which cleverly combines two well-established treatment modalities, microneedling and radiofrequency (RF).
It uses insulated needles to puncture the skin and deliver RF energy below the skin. The spacing of the needles means that healthy skin is preserved which facilitates rapid healing and growth of new tissue.
Treatments are targeted at variable depths below the skin surface. Each needle in the array is insulated at the tip, with only 0.3mm exposed at the apex where the RF emits.
What can Intracel be used for?
Intracel is skin resurfacing technology which delivers reliable results and helps the skin look smoother and younger, with minimal pain, little or no downtime and outstanding improvements to the skin.
The treatment can target:
- Acne/acne scarring
- Open pores
- Skin tightening and Wrinkle reduction
- Surgical scars and bite mark scars
- Stretch marks
- Skin rejuvenation (texture and tone)
What is so special about Intracell for acne scarring treatments?
During the procedure micro-needling penetrates the skin and radio frequency, delivering heat energy deep into the skin tissue.
The heat boosts the skin's natural regeneration process by heating the lower layers and stimulates the production of collagen. New collagen production results in an improvement in the appearance of acne scarring.
What makes it so special is that it is fractionated which means that it treats microscopic areas of skin at a time therefore your skin recovers quickly. This highly effective treatment ensures all the benefits with less downtime.
What happens during your Intracel treatment?
A topical anaesthetic cream is applied to the skin for one hour to maximise comfort during treatment.
During the procedure, Intracel delivers radiofrequency energy into the dermis to burn the old scar tissue and to stimulate the fibroblasts, which produces new collagen.
Immediately after the treatment the skin will look red as if it has been exposed in the sun all day. However this subsides over 24-48 hours.
On the first day after treatment some residual redness is usual. In a few days almost all redness has subsided, skin may look a little pink but this is barely noticeable.
Because the best should only be with the best, Dr. Kamil brings their patients the latest technology in the beauty field.
Who can't take Intracel?
This treatment may not be suitable for patients who are:
- Using anticoagulant drugs
- Having keloid constitution
- Having skin infections
- Bleeding disorders
- Using pacemaker
How many sessions are required for it?
Acne scars are stubborn, and can`t be treated with a single session.
The number of treatments required vary on scar size, depth and skin quality, but the generally recommended treatment number is at least 2-5. The results from the treatment begin to show after the first session, but the results will continue to improve for 6 months after all courses.
At Dr. Kamil Al Rustom Skin & Laser Centre, Intracel treatment is performed by certificated, well-trained skincare specialists and under control by Dr. Kamil Al Rustom.
Simply call the number below or press 'Click to Contact' to get your FREE consultation regarding acne scars treatment.
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