Procedure: Acne Scars
Acne scar pics before and after
Caption: Patient with improved acne scars after one treatment with Medical Roll-CIT by Dr. Shah. Patient with prominent acne scars despite previous treatments with retinoic acid, chemical peels, and C02 laser therapy by outside physician.
Information Acne Scars:
Acne scars are one of the most difficult problems to correct. Acne scars can vary in shape and depth and therefore a variety of treatments may be appropriate. Another important consideration with acne scar is the pigmentation of the skin.
Traditional approaches to acne scars include full face ablative techniques, including C02 laser and dermabrasion. While these modalities may have some merit for specific patients and skin types, they may lead to a host of problems including hypo and hyperpigmentation, further scarring. Furthermore, these techniques may lead to extensive periods of downtime and erythema (redness).
Newer modalities of acne scarring exist on the premise of reducing scarring, but minimizing risk to the patient and downtime. Medical roll-cit offers a novel approach to acne scars by leaving the majority of skin intact while offering deep penetration. The deep penetration serves to stimulate collagen formation. Cross-TCA works by applying high concentration of TCA to areas to again leave the majority of epidermis intact. Both modalities can be used in a wider range of skin types than traditional modalities.
Information: Acne Scars in Asians
Acne effects 80% of the population and unfortunately it often leaves a mark on a person. While skin therapy towards acne scarring has focused on lighter skin types, Asian skin has largely been ignored. Conventional acne scarring therapy will leave Asian skin scarred and discolored (hypo or hyperpigmented).
Dr. Shah is one of a select group of physicians who treats acne scars in Asians. He uses a combination of techniques to maximize skin improvement. He uses a special technique called CROSS TCA to specifically target acne scars. Essentially, he places a high concentration of an acid directly on the acne scar. The body's response is to deposit collagen directly below the scar, lifting it to the same level as the non scarred skin.
More patient photographs can be seen in Dr.Shah's office.