Ah, acne scars. They're even more frustrating than the breakouts that cause them. They take forever to fade, and even worse if it leaves a dented scar. But don't fret, because a skin emergency like this is not a problem if you consult pros to solve it for you. Keep scrolling for derma-approved treatments for those clingy battle scars!
1. BELO Time Capsule
Belo Time Capsule, price varies per patient, Belo S-Maison Shangri-la Plaza
Time Capsule combines several procedures to create the clinic's most effective treatment for acne scarring. It uses air dissection, a fractional resurfacing procedure and a Growth Factor Serum to stimulate the skin's renewal process.
2. WINK LASER STUDIO Revlite
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Wink Laser Studio Revlite, P7000 per session, Bonifacio High Street
Revlite is a quick and easy fix for many common skin problems. The short pulses of laser light penetrate deeply into the skin and help with pigmentation. It only takes 20 minutes, and you can even go during lunch break if you wish!
3 & 4. IMPERIAL DERMATOLOGY Pearl Fractionated Laser and CROSS
Dr. Michael Chua of Imperial Dermatology recommends the Pearl Fractionated Laser (P15,000/session) from his clinic for pitted scars. This treatment uses a skin-safe laser that reduces texture of the scars and treats sundamaged skin as well!
For ice pick scars, he recommends the Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars or CROSS treatment (P20,000/five sessions), which uses a high concentration of Trichloroacetic acid on the skin. According to the derm, this is a meticulous process that promotes collagen remodelling to improve the appearance of scars.
5. FACIAL CARE CENTRE Diamond Ultra Peel
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Facial Care Centre Diamond Ultra Peel, P30,000 to P50,000 for multiple sessions, Greenhills
You've probably hear of diamond peels before, so if you haven't tried them for your scars, now is the time. Facial Care Centre's Diamond Ultra Peel exfoliates the top layer of your skin to reduce the appearance of hyperpigmentation, rough patches and shallow acne scarring.