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Acne Scar Treatment in Nepal: Causes, Types, Prevention and Cure

Any pits and pores on the skin, especially the face are annoying. Most people do not know that they can actually get rid of them. In this article, we will talk about acne scars (they are known by that name) and explore everything about it that you need to know. We will also talk about acne scar treatment in Nepal.

In simple words, an acne scar is a mark left after your acne heals itself. In Nepal, we often know acne as pimples. Acne can sometimes leave long-lasting marks called acne scars.

Scars that occur after acne is acne scar, which can range from mild hyperpigmented dark marks to deep ugly scars. Treatment of acne during initial days of acne eruption heals without any treatment and leaves no scar. In some cases, acne occurs time and again and when not treated well leaves a scar. Timely treatment of acne is necessary to prevent acne scars. When the acne gets old and reoccurs frequently chances of causing scars also increases. Besides these environmental factors, psychological factors, hormonal factors, and other comorbid conditions also play a vital role.

There are various treatments for acne scars but they have to be chosen as per lifestyle and severity of acne. Nevertheless, the most effective treatment is early treatment. If the patient needs to work in sunlight or travel frequently, harsh treatment can cause side effects and may not show proper results. So there are several precautions that have to be understood before starting treatment of acne scars like other skin conditions.

Some of the best-done procedures are Microneedling, Fractional radiofrequency, CO2 Lasers, Platelet Rich Plasma therapy(PRP), Subcision, TCA cross peels, and chemical peels.

The first step in Acne Scar treatment in Nepal: What is an acne scar?

Acne scars are the pits and irregularity or tiny holes in the skin surface left by acne while healing.

Acne and acne scars can make someone embarrassed or self-conscious about their skin. Most people lack self-confidence and are depressed about their skin.

Scars are formed when a breakout penetrates the skin deeply and damages the tissues beneath it. Scarring is a fibrous process in which new collagen is laid down to heal a full-thickness injury. The healing process of acne is actually beneficial but it leaves tissues that look different from the normal skin tone and color.

This is the reason why acne scars stand out from your skin and might feel unnatural and embarrassing.

Are all acne scars the same?

All acne scars are not the same. Each type responds to treatment procedures differently.

This is why it is important to know their types and know what kind of scar you have. But most people always have mixed types of scar.

a) Raised scar

This type of scar is also called hypertrophic scars.

Unlike other kinds of acne scars that are depressed, raised hypertrophic scars are thick, lumpy formations that are raised than the normal skin surface.

Raised scars are seen more in the chest and back than on the face. They are formed by over-production of collagen during acne healing.

b) Depressed scar

They are also called atrophic scars. They are relatively flat, thin scars. Depressed scars look sunken below the normal skin, hence creating an uneven skin surface.

Depressed scars are formed when enough collagen is not formed during acne healing.

These are the types of depressed scars:


Boxcar refers to scars with broad depressions and sharply defined edges. They are generally deep and U-shaped. However, the shallower (less deep) they are, the better they respond to acne scar removal treatments.

Ice pick

These are deep, narrow pitted scars. Ice picks are generally V-shaped and are the hardest to deal with because they can go deeper into the skin during formation.


These are also depressed scars with sloping edges. They are rolling with rounded edges and irregular appearance.

Notice the small depressions caused on his cheek because of acne.

How to get rid of acne scars in Kathmandu, Nepal
Notice the small depressions created in his cheek. These are acne scars.

Who gets acne scars?

You must have realized that most people who got acne during their teenage simply are over it now. As we start to age the skin loses its collagen and elasticity making the scar look more prominent and deep.

However, for some people, acne leaves an embarrassing reminder that brings long-lasting changes to the skin, especially on the face.

Those who generally get swollen, reddish, and painful acne are at an increased risk of getting acne scar

Also, if you pinch, squeeze, or pop your acne instead of letting them go on their own, there are high chances that you will get acne. consult a dermatologist to look for better ways to get rid of your pimples.

Moreover, you might get acne scars if you delay your acne treatment.

Although we suggest you not pop your pimples, leaving them as they are is not the best solution either. The longer a person has inflammatory acne, the greater the risk of scarring.

But first, what is the cause of acne?

Acne is formed when the hair pores on the skin become plugged with oil and dead skin cells. This is the perfect place for bacteria to grow and create red bumps and pus-filled red bumps known as acne.

The pores on the skin contain hair and oil glands. The glands produce sebum (oil) to keep the skin moisturized.

Thus, the only three mechanisms for why you get pimples are:

a) Your oil glands produce more oil than needed.
b) The pores are blocked by dead cells or dust.
c) Bacteria breeds on the skin pores.

Acne is mostly caused because of hormonal changes in puberty.

Nevertheless, a diet high in sugar and carbohydrates can cause acne.

Acne is also hereditary, meaning that you are more likely to get one if your parents have or had acne too.

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Types of Acne

Not all acne is the same, and not all of them cause acne scars.

Mainly, acne is the following type:

i) Mild acne: Reason why we get whiteheads or blackheads at some point in life.

ii) Moderate acne: This can cause red, inflamed, and red acne with white centers.

iii) Severe acne: Painful, pus-filled cysts or lumps (called nodules) under the skin.

More severe forms of acne are the reason for acne scars.

Acne can be found almost anywhere on your body, and commonly on your face, back, neck, chest, and shoulders.

Negative Effects of Getting Acne Scars

You should know that acne scars are not bad or unhealthy in themselves.
They are simply a part of the healing process of our skin. The real problem was acne, and the acne scar is a remnant of the healing mechanism.

However, it is normal to be annoyed by acne scars. From a cosmetic perspective, acne scars can feel like a hindrance to overall skin beauty.

And let us tell you that being concerned about things like this is a part of the self-care process. If there is one person who cares the most about your body and overall health and appearance, it is you, yourself.

Acne Scar Treatment in Nepal: Best Word of Advice About Acne Scars

The best way to treat an acne scar is to prevent it in the first place.

You’re less likely to develop acne scars if you break out less. Avoid picking, popping, or squeezing any breakout, no matter how tempting.

Activities like this irritate the skin and damage the underlying tissue, which can lead to scars.

Especially in Nepal and its major cities like Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur, acne breakout is a common occurrence because of the levels of pollution and unhealthy lifestyle choices. Also in terai reason due to high-temperature acne is a common skin issue. Nowadays, the use of masks has also increased the reoccurrence of acne.

However, medical science has given us wonders that can solve acne scarring problems for most of us. Hang tight and read the next point.

One of our clients getting acne scar removal treatment at Alka Cosmetic and Dermatology, Kathmandu, Nepal
One of our clients getting acne scar removal treatment at Alka Cosmetic and Dermatology, Kathmandu, Nepal

What if I already have acne scars? Can I get Acne Scar Treatment in Nepal?

Acne scars can be frustrating. Luckily, there are many treatments that can make them less noticeable. Most scars are permanent, but at Alka Cosmetic and Dermatology, we can help you find the right treatment to help reduce the appearance of your scars.

First of all, let us tell you that we offer free of cost consultation by an expert skin doctor. You can clear your queries and learn more about ways to ensure a healthier skin-life. Acne scar treatment is not a single setting procedure. No matter how superficial the scar is there is always a need for multiple settings of the procedure along with combine treatment.

We believe in collagen induction therapy to heal the scar.

And if you want to choose from the best scar removal options out there, here are some for you:

a) Microneedling Radiofrequency
b) PRP(platelet-rich plasma) + microneedling ( disposable needles)
c) Microneedling + Subcision
e) TCA Cross Peel
f) Fractional RF or Thermage microneedling

Acne Scar Treatment in Nepal