Acne Scar Removal Cost

Posted 5 months ago by Tharaa Nagendran in

The sheeny rubicund skin with the soft and polished texture has always been a chimera for almost all of the women. This chimera has become a deep-rooted one with the list of enduring skin problems that we face in our daily lives. Among all the other skin problems, acne has always been a pinnacle right from our teen. Trying new ways to treat those acne infections has become a part of our daily lives. Finally, when you somehow treat those acne infections there comes the real werewolf. Yeah! Right after the acne infections, the scars they leave on your skin becomes a great woe. And this time it is even harder to make them less visible and treat them from your facial skin. But the technological developments in the dermatological industry have always been a boon for solving many of our adverse skin defects. And the same way there is a wide variety of acne scar removal treatments that can be done on your skin to remove those grotesque acne scars on your skin. But then, the real confusion starts in not knowing which one to choose for your skin condition. And the cost has always been a deciding factor for most of the things in our life. So, here we are to help you with this. You can find a list of acne scar removal treatments that could be preferred with their respective details including the cost and the method. Choose the treatment wisely to have a gleaming face. 

Acne Scar Removal Treatments

When it comes to acne scar[1] removal, you can never define a single treatment for that. This is because each of us will have different skin patterns and textures.  The quality, color and complexion of the skin will obviously vary from one person to another. And for some, the condition of the skin defects[2] might be very low and for some, it might be adverse. So, the treatment will definitely differ based on the various factors related to our skin. I have given a list of acne scar removal treatments[3] that are widely preferred by many of the individuals living in different parts of the worlds. Here you can find a short description of the treatment and the cost price of it. So, this will give you an idea of choosing the right acne scar removal treatment for your skin. 

  1. Soft tissue fillers
  2. Dermabrasion
  3. Micro-Dermabrasion
  4. Chemical Peel
  5. Laser Therapy
  6. Punch excisions
  7. Skin grafting
  8. Botox injections
  9. Home skin care


Soft tissue fillers

About

Soft tissue fillers[4] treatment is the one in which a dermal filler will be injected directly in the skin layer where you have the acne scars. Each dermal filler will be made of different components such as Calcium hydroxylapatite[5], Polylactic acid[6], Polymethyl-methacrylate microspheres[7] or Hyaluronic acid[8]. You can choose the fillers based upon your purpose and the type of components that the fillers are made of. These fillers will obviously contain some amount of fat or collagen content in them. So, when these are injected to your skin, they tend to fill the stretch mark[9] or the scar caused due to the acne[10] on their skin. So, your acne scar becomes less noticeable and also it helps in improving the appearance of your skin. Also, these soft tissue fillers offer a plump look to your face and mainly to the area where they are being injected. Your skin will become soft and smooth once they are injected. The most commonly and popularly used dermal fillers are listed below.

Cost

The cost price of the soft tissue fillers treatment will entirely depend on the dermal filler that you choose. The cost price of each dermal filler will vary from one to the other due to the components they are made of. 

Duration Of The Result

When you take soft tissue fillers you will be able to get immediate results on your skin. But then, these results are very temporary and might last for up to a duration of about 6 months to one year. This entirely depends on the type of dermal filler you choose for the treatment. Also, maintenance plays a major role after the treatment for the results to be there on your skin for a longer duration. Even if the results last for a longer duration, it might last for a maximum of 5 to 10 years. Then you have to take up the injections again to make your skin appear bright and smooth. This will depend on your skin and the results you have obtained from the previous dermal filler. Sometimes these fillers might also induce the collagen[11] production in your skin. So, you will be able to get a permanent result on your skin. But this occurs only in rare cases.

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Dermabrasion

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Dermabrasion[13] is known to be one of the best and effective treatments for removing the acne scars from your skin. In this process, the old damaged upper portion of your skin will be exfoliated. This exfoliation[14] process will lead to the regeneration of a new skin layer. So, all the scars and marks on your skin will get removed along with the exfoliated skin layer. A rapidly rotating wire brush or any other skin resurfacing instrument will be used for exfoliating the top damaged layer of your skin. The dermabrasion therapy will require at least 5 to 6 sittings to get the desired and effective results. Also, these sitting will depend on how deep the acne scars or marks are there on your facial skin[15]. The scars that appear on the top layers of your facial skin can be completely removed without leaving any marks on your skin. And those scars that are extremely deep can be made to be less noticeable on your skin region. This treatment will finally make your facial skin to have an even complexion. Also, all the other stretch marks, scars, sun damage and facial lines can be removed with the help of the dermabrasion therapy. 

Cost

Duration Of The Result

The duration of results obtained after the treatment entirely depends on your post-treatment skin care. The results will be very effective and also permanent if you properly take care of your skin until it gets recovered after the treatment. Usually, your skin will take a few days to get recovered completely after the treatment. During this time, you have to avoid exposing your skin to the sunlight completely. Also, you have regularly clean and moisturize your skin. This can help in making the treatment to be very effective and stay for a longer duration on your skin. But if you do not take proper skin care, then the results will not be effective and your skin might also get some side effects due to this. There are many chances for you to get patches in your skin when you immediately expose your skin before the rejuvenation of your skin after the treatment. 

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Micro-Dermabrasion

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As the name says, micro-dermabrasion could be termed as the less intensive version of the dermabrasion. Sometimes, doffing the damaged layer of your skin using a brush can be more painful and cause some effects on the sensitive skin types. In such cases, doctors prefer using the sprays that contain those extremely tiny crystals which would help in exfoliating the damaged part of your skin. These crystal particles are sprayed with the suction or vacuum that has the ability to act as the abrasive surfaces for eliminating the damaged portions of your skin. And the other micro-dermabrasion methods include the usage of those abrasive surfaces that could gently excavate the top or the outer layer of your skin. There are three important types involved in the micro-dermabrasion of scar removal in your skin. Following are the three type of microdermabrasion that can be done on your skin based on your skin condition. 

Types Of Micro-Dermabrasion

  1. Diamond-Tip Handpiece
    • This type of micro-dermabrasion is mainly for those sensitive areas of your facial region like the area around your eyes.
    • The diamond-tip handpiece will gently scale off all the dead skin cells present in that region. Also, the entire damaged portions of your skin will be dislodged from your skin completely. 
  2. Hydra-Dermabrasion
    • Hydra-Dermabrasion is very helpful in increasing the collagen production in your facial region. It also promotes the flow of blood to your facial region. 
    • This process involves the combination of crystal-free exfoliation and the dermal infusion of products. 
  3. Crystal Micro-Dermabrasion
    • This process involves the usage of sprays that contains the crystal particles. 
    • In this method, the top damaged layer of skin will be sucked off immediately by those crystal particles. 
    • The crystals are made of different components like sodium bicarbonate or aluminum oxide.

Cost

Duration Of The Result

Micro-Dermabrasion is not the one that could offer you permanent results or solutions for your acne scars. But the results might be long-lasting up to the duration of 1 year if you take care of your skin properly. And there are high chances for the results to be very less effective if you do not follow some guidelines for your skin care. You should prevent your sin form sun damage and the other pollutants and impurities. The impurities and the UV rays can cause great damage to your treated skin and could make your skin lost the effect that you have obtained so far. The normal texture of your skin will be well improvised once your skin gets rejuvenated after the treatment. It is the best suitable method for all the skin type with any color or texture. And most importantly the people who have oily and sensitive skin types can prefer for the microdermabrasion to remove the acne scars from their skin. 

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Chemical Peel

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A chemical peel is a method in which a highly acidic solution will be applied to your skin. This acidic solution will doff all the dead skin cells and the damaged portions in your skin. There are different types of chemical peeling solutions that can be in this treatment. There are wide varieties of chemical peeling methods that are available for curing many of the skin infections. Each of the chemical peeling methods will vary based upon the chemical solution that is being used during the treatment. The power of the treatment will depend on the concentration of the chemical peel solution used in the treatment. Following are the three different kinds of chemical peeling methods namely - the deep, medium and the light chemical peels. 

Types Of Chemical Peels

  1. Phenol Peel
    • The Phenol peel is one of the very deepest and most aggressive types of chemical peels.
    • In this chemical peel, carbolic acid will be used for treating the acne scars on your skin. The doctor would require about 1 to 2 hours for completing the entire process. 
    • This treatment is not suitable for those people who wanted to spot-treat their face. It will be applied all over your face even in the undamaged regions of your skin. 
    • This acid will penetrate deep into the epidermis layer of your skin. These chemical peels are the most suitable for those people who have serious and deep scars and skin infections on their skin.
  2. Trichloro Acetic Acid (TCA) Peels
    • The Trichloro Acetic Acid (TCA) peels are the one that is termed as medium chemical peels. 
    • This chemical peel is known to be the best one for those who have darker skin complexion. Since it is a medium peel it will not cause pigmentation irregularities on your skin. 
    • These chemical peels will penetrate into the medium layers of your skin and will be helpful in removing the acne scars and the spots caused due to the sunlight. 
    • They are the best one for doing spot treatments on any part of your skin and would require only a maximum of about 15 minutes for the entire process. 
  3.  Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Or Glycolic Acid Or Salicylic Acid Peel
    • Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Or Glycolic Acid Peels is one of the non-invasive skin treatments that involve the usage of the lightest chemical peel solutions. 
    • This can be used for removing those damaged and the dead regions of our skin that lies in the upper layer.
    • You will not have any adverse effects on your skin. 
    • The chemical peel solution is obtained from the sugar cane that occurs naturally in them. 
    • This solution will promote the production of collagen and elastin in your skin regions. So, your skin will turn out to be more healthy and young after the treatment.  

Cost

Duration Of The Result

  1. Phenol Peel
    • Initially, phenol peels will be a great troublesome for your skin. Since it penetrates deep, the effects after the treatment will also be somewhat severe.
    • The layers of your skin will start to peel off completely and a new skin layer will be formed over that.
    • You have to be really very cautious after taking up this treatment. You must opt to stay inside your home for up to a minimum of about one week during the recovery process.
    • When you take care of your skin intensively during the initial stages, then the results will obviously last for years on your skin. 
    • It improves the appearance of your facial skin to a greater extent including the color, texture and quality. 
    • These chemical peels are extremely powerful and must be done only in hospitals or dermatological clinics by a professional.
  2. Trichloro Acetic Acid (TCA) Peels
    • Once the chemical peel is applied on your skin, they penetrate into your skin layers.
    • After one week of application, these chemicals will take off all the damaged and dead skin layers from your skin.
    • Then a new skin layer will be formed on your skin which will be very soft and smooth without any scars or other infections. 
    • The results might be very effective if they do this twice or thrice with equal intervals of a few months. 
  3.  Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Or Glycolic Acid Peels
    • Unlike the other two chemical peeling methods, the alpha hydroxy acid will cause only mild effects on your skin. 
    • This chemical peeling would require about five to eight regular sessions for obtaining the desired results.
    • The chemical peel will not penetrate beyond the outer layers of your skin.
    • Like all the other methods, the results for this also depends on the aftercare you do for your skin. 
    • You can use products made of glycolic acid after the treatment to make the treatment to stay for a longer duration on your skin. 

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  1. Phenol Peel
    • This chemical peel is only suitable for face and not for any other regions of our body. 
    • It improves the appearance of your facial skin to a greater extent including the color, texture and quality. 
    • These chemical peels are extremely powerful and must be done only in hospitals or dermatological clinics by a professional.
    • The effects after the treatment on your skin can be adverse such that it requires utmost care. 
    • Also, these chemical peels will require longer recovery time. You will experience peeling, redness and swelling o your skin for a few days after the treatment until the new skin layer gets completely formed. 
  2. Trichloro Acetic Acid (TCA) Peels
    • This chemical peel can be tried on any of the parts of our body for removing the scars and other skin defects. 
    • The entire recovery time required for this chemical peel would be two weeks.
    • Initially, the new skin might look more reddish but it will get back to the normal state after a few days of healing.
    • Proper skin care is very essential to avoid any other side effects on your skin. 
  3.  Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) Or Glycolic Acid Peels
    • This chemical peel would require only a very less and sometimes it will also need no recovery time after the treatment. 
    • You can get back to your normal works from the very next day of the treatment.
    • This chemical peel solution will contain a list of acids namely citric acid, malic acid, tartaric acid, lactic acid and glycolic acid in it. 
    • And salicylic acid refers to the beta hydroxy acid to be used on your skin during the treatment.  


Laser Therapy

About

Laser treatments are the one in which a narrow beam of light with a particular wavelength will be made to pass through our skin. These laser beams will be composed of the intense monochromatic light. They help in stimulating the fibroblast that is present within our skin. So, this will give rise to collagen production in our skin. Collagen will shrink the acne scars present in your skin and remove it entirely from your skin. They will also make your skin to be healthy and free from any other further infections on your skin. And when it comes to laser therapy, there are many types in that. Following are some of the different types of laser therapies that can be used for removing the acne scars from your skin. 

Types Of Laser Treatments

  1. Fractional Laser Treatment For Acne Scars
    • In this laser treatment, a variety of microbeam densities and sizes will be used for matching the requirements of the patient.
    • It can be used on any parts of our body to remove the scars, marks and other skin infections. 
    • They help in eliminating the acne scar completely from your skin and also prevents your skin from further scar formation. 
  2. Intense Pulsed Light (IPL)
    • Applying the principles of selective thermal damage on the target area is the phenomena used in this laser treatment. 
    • The laser beams emitted from these devices will be non-coherent, polychromatic and pulsed waves with high-intensity. These laser beams will have a broad wavelength spectrum. 
    • The pulse intervals, pulse durations and the wavelengths are the key factors that act together in treating a wide variety of skin infections and defects. 
  3. Profractional Laser Treatment for Acne Scars
    • In this therapy, infrared waves which are of a wavelength of about 2940 nm will be used on your skin.
    • The collagen present in your skin will absorb the laser beam when it is passed on them. 
    • And so, they help in the healing and the regeneration process that is happening in your skin. 
    • This will help all those acne scars on your skin to get cured. 
  4. Smoothbeam Laser Treatment For Acne Scarring
    • In this therapy, there are two kinds of laser beams that are passed on your skin.
    • At first, the target area will be deep cooled with the help of deep blasts of the cryogen spray. 
    • During this, the top epidermis layer will be protected from getting affected. 
    • Then, another laser beam will be followed by this which targets the upper skin layer.
    • So the heat under your skin will induce the collagen production in your skin. 
    • This will help those acne scars to get diminished from your skin. 
  5. eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation For Acne Scars
    • The radio frequency waves or the electric pulses by which this treatment is done. 
    • They make your skin to become extremely smooth and soft by resurfacing it. 
    • When the pulses are passed on the target area, they help in activating the fibroblast in that area. This will make the collagen to get regenerated on the target area.
    • So, your scars and other lines on your skin will get removed from your skin. 
  6. PRP And Microneedling For Acne Scars
    • This treatment is also termed as collagen induction therapy. This is because your skin will be pricked by a special device for boosting collagen production.  
    • The final results will be based on the length of the needles used in the treatment. Normally, a 2 mm needle will be used for getting the desired results. 
    • PRP is the platelet-rich plasma injections which might be sometimes used on your skin during the treatment. 
  7. V-Beam Laser or Pulsed Dye Laser (PDL)
    • The PDL laser treatment will be very effective in curing the scars caused due to the erythema and acne infections. 
    • It is also stated that most of the people who took this treatment have improved skin conditions now.
    • They are also effective in treating those deep box and ice pick scars. 
  8. Erbium: Yttrium Aluminum Garnet (Er: YAG) Treatment For Acne Scars
    • In this treatment, the Erbium YAG laser will be used for curing the acne scars on your skin. 
    • This laser therapy will create a large number of microchannels in the tissues of your skin. 
    • These microchannels will help in increasing the collagen production which will help in smoothening the acne scars on your skin.
    • So, your skin gets tightened in that region and so the texture of your skin will be enhanced. 
    • This treatment usually offers positive results to the people who have undergone them.

Cost

Duration Of The Result

Most of the results that are obtained from the laser therapy treatments are known to be long lasting on your skin. They help in curing the acne scars completely of your skin. And also they help in preventing the further occurrence of acne scars on your skin. Your skin will be promoted to a greater extent after the treatment. It not only gives a solution from the acne scars but also from all the other skin defects like sun spots, wrinkles, age spots and fine lines. They can be passed on any part of your body to treat any of the marks or scars. The laser therapies will be able to give a permanent solution for your skin problems if they are done properly and maintained with proper care. 

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Punch excisions

About

Punch excision is a surgical method which is also termed as biopsy or subsicion. This punch excision method is mainly used when you have pitted acne scars on your skin. It is also known that they cure the pitted acne scars very effectively which are present very deep in your skin regions. In this treatment, a punch tool will be used on your skin for cutting or excising the scar region from your skin. There will be a hole left on your skin after this treatment. This whole can be treated with the help of skin grafting method or by stitches. 

Cost

Duration Of The Result

These types of acne scar removal treatment will offer a permanent solution for your acne scars. Since the entire portion of your skin region is removed your skin will not have any effects or marks of acne scars that are leftover on your skin. It is also stated that some of the chemicals peels or laser beam might not be able to penetrate deep into the skin region when you have pitted acne scars. So at such times punch excision can be the best one for curing such deep acne scars on your skin. 

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Skin grafting

About

Skin grafting is the method in which the affected part of your skin will be filled with a small piece of your normal skin. So, the scarred region in your face will be completely removed from your face. This will make your skin look even with a smooth texture. These small pieces of skin that are used in this treatment are known as skin grafts. Usually, these skin graft will be taken from the skin region behind your ear. Since the skin grafts are taken from your ear region, there will be no difference in the color complexion of your skin after the treatment. They can also be used for treating the effects caused due to the dermabrasion treatment.

Cost

Duration Of The Result

The results obtained from this treatment are life long and will offer you a permanent solution for your acne scars. But then, it lies on your hands to take proper care on your skin for preventing it from any other such acne infections and acne scars. 


Botox injections

Whenever you get acne, the other skin region surrounding the acne will get shrunk and this gets developed into the acne scars on your skin. So, the shrinkage of your skin will be the same even after getting the acne scars on your skin. Injecting these Botox injections on your acne scar infected region, they will make the skin region to become normal without any shrinkages or folds. So, the acne scars will become very less visible on your face. This will make your face to be free from those acne scars for a shorter period of time. 

Cost

Duration Of The Result

The duration of the results of Botox injections will be very less when compared to the other acne scar removal methods. The results obtained from one Botox injection will last for a duration of up to a few months. After a few months, you should be taking the Botox injection again to make the scars become less visible on your skin. But when these injections are taken, the results will b very effective on your skin in making those acne scars to be hidden beneath your skin. So, you can opt for this if you want a temporary solution to the acne scars on your skin.  

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Home skin care

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Using hone skin care can be one of the healthiest ways to remove the acne scars from your skin. Also in this, you will be using all the natural ingredients. All the natural ingredients will be very helpful in nourishing your skin with the proper levels of nutrients and minerals. Your skin will have a natural glow when you use these home skin care treatments. Apart from curing the acne scars, they do offer a lot of other beneficial features to your skin when used.

Cost

Duration Of The Result

The duration of the result can be life long as the changes in your skin happen naturally and not artificially like the other methods. But then, this would really take a very long time than all the other treatments. Since the scars get removed naturally it will require a longer duration and you have to use the face masks very frequently on those infected regions. You have to use them for at least two to three months continuously to see some visible changes in your face. And for some of the severe skin conditions, this might be helpful to reduce that adverse condition to some extent. But curing it completely of your skin might take a longer duration of years also. 

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This article has been medically reviewed by Dr.Nagakeerthana S, MD (Dermatology) on 05/06/2019 

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