After acne, acne, it is not uncommon for blemishes or scars. This is typical for severe forms of such diseases and occurs in about 30% of cases. Such scars are often referred to as post-acne, i.e. acne effects. The question is – how to get rid of them?
This question is not simple and to solve it in a matter of days will not work in any case. In terms of such things I am a coward – I am afraid to touch something once again, to interfere with the inflammatory process. I am afraid to bring any infection or that will blow to the terrible size.
But a friend, on the contrary. Her hands, as they say, itch)) She can’t wait to squeeze all jumped up or try some remedy. Perhaps this has aggravated the scarring situation.
The occurrence of scars
The first question, which is logical to ask in this case – because of what such scars are formed? Scars occur because part of the skin collapses as a result of inflammation, and connective tissue replaces the damaged areas.
To choose a method to remove them, you first need to figure out what type they belong to.
Postacne scars are divided into two types – hypertrophic / atrophic and keloid. Hypertrophic scars are characterized by the fact that the tissue is formed more than it was originally. This new scar tissue protrudes above the surface of the skin. Atrophic ulcers are characterized by a reverse process, while the tissue is smaller, resulting in pits.
Keloid scars are usually denser than normal hypertrophic scars. They have an irregular shape and are divided into rectangular, rounded, chipped and hypertrophic keloid scars. They are usually smooth, have a red or purple color. Their diameter often does not exceed 1-2 centimeters, although there are exceptions.
Only after determining the type of scarring that has occurred can the correct method of eliminating them be chosen. My friend has keloid scars, so I’ll talk about them later.
Grinding and peeling
When a friend first seriously dealt with this problem, she consulted with a dermatologist and a cosmetologist, visited a consultation in private clinics. They advised different things, in one place they even recommended laser polishing!
But most of the time for dermabrasion, peels and laser polishing was not advised to go. And this is right … I know two unfortunate cases when, after polishing, keloid scars didn’t just disappear, but just turned pale, and the healing process was very long.
The main problem of keloids is just that after surgical treatment, scars are only increasing …
Treatment of keloid scars after acne
First, a friend prescribed various gels and ointments for the treatment of scars. There were a lot of them, I remembered only the last one, she had placed special hopes on her – this is Kontraktubex ointment. But, unfortunately, and she did not bring tangible results.
At this time, a friend read about the treatment of this kind of scars with Longidase. She no longer wanted to be treated and consulted, she went to Moscow, since her aunt lives there. True, at first she considered this venture meaningless, but, seeing how my girlfriend was suffering and experiencing, gave way, and helped herself to find a good clinic.
Now the drug Longidase is widely used in gynecology, urology, pulmonology, surgery, cosmetology and other fields. Its action is based on the hyaluronidase contained in the composition. It is an enzyme that can cleave the scar tissue and prevent the growth of unwanted tissue.
After consulting with a doctor, a friend decided to undergo a course of treatment with this drug. It took a month and a half, because Injections were done intermittently in 3-4 days. The doctor prescribed 10 injections (3000 IU).
It is important that she was warned about contraindications, which include: renal failure, pulmonary hemorrhages, malignant neoplasms, pregnancy.
As with virtually any treatment, getting rid of keloids also required an integrated approach. In addition to the internal effects (injections), the doctor advised my girlfriend Dermatiks gel as an external influence.
Before that she did not use it. She applied it to the scars during the one and a half months of treatment with Longidase.
Scars smoothed out, although not disappeared altogether. But if you do not look closely, they do not pay attention to themselves. In addition, they are pale and now almost the same color as the main skin. I, for example, with my short-sightedness notice them now, just peering at it.
I do not know how the doctor calculated the percentage, then his verdict is – the treatment was 85% effective. If desired, offered to undergo another course of treatment after three months.
But now more than six months have passed, she has not yet decided on this. Firstly, the shots are rather painful, and secondly, for some reason, it seems to her that this time the body will no longer react so well and the effect of the repeated course of treatment will not be.
Anyway, she is pleased with the result, though not 100%. But … I understand her concerns about repetition. Perhaps, indeed, this would be superfluous, and, as the proverb says, they are not looking for good from the good.