Acne Scar Treatment

Acne Scar Treatment in Mumbai – Cost, Before After Results, Laser, Side effects.

This article is written by Dr Samreen Khan, one of the top dermatologists in Mumbai. She specializes in acne scar treatment in Mumbai.Dr Samreen Khan is considered one of the best Dermatologist in Mumbai for acne scars treatment. Her specialty is laser acne scar removal in Mumbai.

Dealing with acne is difficult. But the 360° acne treatment plan by Dr Samreen Khan can put an end to your acne within 6 weeks.

What are acne scars?

Acne scars are the pits that occur on the skin as a result of acne. When pimples heal, they cause a permanent change in the texture of the skin. An acne scarring is the result of severe or inflammatory acne.

This does not include brown spots that appear as a result of blackheads, whiteheads or zits. We call those ‘post inflammatory pigmentation’ (PIH) or post acne pigmentation. The ideal way to treat PIH is with pigmentation treatment.

Best acne scar treatment in Mumbai.

We offer many advanced cosmetic dermatology acne scar treatments at Fab Aesthetics, Mumbai.  Acne scars need a combination of various treatments depending on the type of scarring on your skin. Here are the best options that have given our patients best acne scar repair results.

Dermaroller Microneedling

Microneedling with a dermaroller is the most result oriented acne scar treatment. This is not to be mistaken for microneedling with a dermapen. Dermapen is best for superficial microneedling for skin rejuvenation.

Deep dermarolling at 1.5 mm to 2 mm depth is best for rolling scars. Dermaroller with PRP or dermaroller with Growth Factor Concentrate improves the treated area every time. You will need minimum 4 sessions at 4 week intervals.

Chemical peels

Chemical peels containing peptides, pyruvic acid and phenolic acid help in acne scar reduction. They work best as boosters to the dermaroller treatment.

A pyruvic peel done 1 week after microneedling enhances scar repair by manyfolds. Lactic acid and Salicylic acid peels completely remove dark spots and dead skin cells. These are ideal if active acne lesions are present.

PRP Skin Treatment

Platelet Rich Plasma or PRP is the healing part of your own blood. PRP skin treatment involves blood collection followed by centrifugation. The PRP is then injected into the scars with an eyelash-like needle.

When this is done, the healing factors from your blood heal the scars. I usually combine PRP with dermaroller, subscision and laser resurfacing.

Microneedling RF

Microneedling RF  or MNRF is an energy based device. It looks like a laser but it uses radiofrequency waves and not light waves. When the microneedles penetrate the skin they give a burst of RF energy.

This makes the treatment on deeper scars. Microneedling RF gives very good results in adult acne scars as it can cause skin tightening.

Laser Skin Resurfacing

Laser treatment for acne scars is done with carbon dioxide CO2 fractional laser, Fraxel laser or Erbium Glass laser. This method of collagen production works best in lighter skin type.

The only down side of laser therapy is the long down time and post laser pigmentation. Ablative lasers are no longer used. Dr Samreen Khan specializes in laser acne scar treatment in Mumbai.

You will need minimum 4 sessions at 6 week intervals. Also, skin care treatment in the form of sunscreen and moisturizer are important in laser acne scar removal.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers contain hyaluronic acid (HA). HA is a natural polysaccharide that is a part of your skin. Dermal fillers cause immediate improvement in acne scars. But the effect is temporary.

You will need to repeat the filler procedure once every year. Dermal fillers are best for those looking for a quick albeit temporary acne scar removal.


Micro-Botox is Botox treatment in a higher dilution. It relaxes the tension within the skin. This improves the scars within a few days.

Botox also gives an amazing glow on the skin and also controls oiliness. The effect lasts for 3 to 4 months after which you need to repeat the procedure.

TCA Cross

TCA cross is the most effective treatment when it comes to ice pick scars. This procedure involves application of high strength TCA into the ice pick scar. This procedure causes re-healing of the scars and makes them shallower.

Acne Scar Removal Surgery

Acne surgery is helpful in severe scars. Cosmetic surgery procedures such as subscision, punch elevation, dermabrasion and scar excision give good results. Boxcar scars respond well to subscision.

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How much does acne scar treatment cost in Mumbai?

Acne scar removal cost depends on the type of scars and their severity. Your skin type and many other factors are also considered while making your treatment plan.

Acne scar treatment starts at Rs 7500 at Fab Aesthetics, Mumbai. Dermaroller treatment for acne scar repair ranges from Rs 7500 to Rs 30000. PRP microneedling for acne scars ranges from Rs 9500 to Rs 60000. Laser acne scar removal starts at Rs 25000. Dermal fillers for acne scars range from Rs 30000 to Rs 48000. The cost of acne scar surgery such as subscision ranges from Rs 4500 to Rs 9500. TCA cross for acne scars ranges from Rs 3750 to Rs 10500.

Dr Samreen Khan says that it is more important to know the correct treatment options for your skin and your scars. Save your budget for the right treatment. Rather than opting for less optimal cheaper options. This makes her scar removal treatments very effective.

Choose the best dermatologist in Mumbai for acne scar treatment.

Dr Samreen Khan provides the best acne scars treatment in Mumbai. This cosmetic treatment is safe and gives permanent scar repair. Dr Samreen Khan has made acne scar treatment plans to ensure complete acne scar removal in every skin type.

Safety is definitely a priority and so is the end result. At Fab Aesthetics dermatology clinics, we have all the options of treatment and cosmetic surgery required for scar resurfacing. The customized treatment depends on what will give you the best results. Dr Samreen Khan, our Cosmetic surgeon and facial plastic surgeon can help you with scar revision plastic surgery too.

Dr Samreen Khan is a Board Certified Cosmetic Dermatologist. She plans performs all treatments herself. Dr Samreen Khan is considered one of the Best Dermatologist in Mumbai for Acne Scars Treatment. Her specialty is Permanent Acne Scar Removal in Mumbai, India.

Acne Scar Treatment FAQs

What are the causes of acne scars?

When inflammatory acne is forming, the pore is full of oil, bacteria and pus. Eventually this causes the follicle to swell and burst. Needless to say, it spreads infected material into the surrounding skin. This leads to severe inflammation.

After this, the skin heals by making new collagen. But the new collagen is not smooth. This results in an uneven texture on the surface of the skin.

What are the different types of acne scars?

Scars formed after acne can be either depressed or raised. We call the depressed scars ‘atrophic scars’ and the raised scars ‘hypertrophic scars’.

Atrophic scars

You are more likely to have atrophic scars on the face. This type of scarring forms as a result of loss of collagen during the healing of acne. Atrophic scars are further divided into various types.

Rolling scars – oval depressions with sloping edges

Ice pick scars – tiny, deep holes in the skin resembling open pores

Box scars – angulated depressions which have well defined edges

Keloidal or Hypertrophic scars

Hypertrophic scarring is more common on the back and chest. It forms due to over-production of collagen during the healing of acne. These scars appear as a firm mass, raised above the surface of the skin.

Erythematous macular scars

Macular scars are a new addition to the acne scar types. In this the scar tissue is flat, red and represents an early stage of scarring.

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