Acne Scars At drs skincare Hamilton, ON

Acne Scars

Acne scarring – ice pick, box car, rolled, hypertrophic, keloidal

Treatment Recovery
Varies depending on the presenting clinical condition
# Of Treatments Required
Varies depending on the presenting clinical condition
Best Results Seen
Typically 3-6 months after the last session
*estimate of sessions to be determined in consultation

Active acne breakouts take an emotional toll. However, acne can also leave behind distressing reminders even years after effective treatment. Fortunately, drs skincare of Hamilton, Ontario, has the onsite expertise, courtesy of Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rahul Shukla, to effectively treat lingering effects from acne in the form of scars. 

Why did I develop a scar in the first place?

Scars come in many different forms. All scars, however, generally develop in much the same way. When the skin is injured, your body naturally attempts to repair the damaged area. As part of the healing process, new and thick tissue is generated to close the wound and repair the damage. Since the tissue is thicker than the surrounding skin, it can appear as a raised area or growth. Scars can also appear depressed or sunken due to excessive inflammation. Those with severe cases of acne or cysts are more likely to develop scarring than their counterparts with more mild forms of acne. 

Types of Acne Scars

Acne scars typically present as either atrophic or “indented” or elevated skin lesions.

Atrophic acne scar types typically consist of the following:

  • Ice pick scars
  • Box car scars
  • Rolling scars

Elevated acne scars consist of the following:

  • hypertrophic
  • keloidal

In many cases, the above scar types can be present with erythema (aka “redness”) or hyperpigmentation.  Note – colour change does not mean a scar is present.  Scarring refers to textural change where there is there is elevation or depression in skin tissue

acne scarring

Acne Scar clarification

How do I manage acne scars?

At present, there is no perfect therapy for acne scars, and response varies from one individual to another. The specific type of treatment recommended depends on the nature of the scar. Just as with acne, treatment for acne scarring comes in many forms. Options include: 

What treatment may be best for me?

All treatments at our Hamilton, Ontario office start with a consultation. Dr. Shukla and team will account for characteristics such as your skin, the type of scar, and the number of scars to identify an appropriate treatment for you.

With tailored treatment plans, we aim to reduce scars to the best of our ability. It is also essential for us to ensure that your acne is under control. With proper skin care, we ease inflammation and protect the skin from new acne scars over the longer term. Our team prioritizes partnering with patients to ensure their respective treatment plans are making a difference and supporting the skin’s health and a radiant appearance!

In order to take the first step in controlling your acne scarring, contact drs skincare at (905) 524-1712 to schedule your consultation today.

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Dr. Rahul Shukla

Why Choose
Dr. Rahul Shukla

Dr. Rahul Shukla is a modern dermatologist staying in line with the advancements in the field by being a member in numerous associations. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from Brock University, and later attended medical school at McMaster University, and completed dermatology residency at University of Toronto. He is Board-certified in dermatology, in both Canada and in the United States. Meet Dr. Rahul Shukla