1. What causes ice pick scars?
They are categorised by narrow and deep depressions which extend into your dermis layer. They resemble markings left after a sharp instrument is pierced into your skin. They typically appear as thin and deep holes in your complexion but they can sometimes make you look like you have enlarged pores. They form after your skin gets infected with inflamed acne cysts and your tissue is destroyed as a result. This leads to the column-like holes that looks deep and ugly.
2. Why should I treat this problem?
Eliminating these unsightly holes can bring you a wide range of benefits. For instance, you no longer have to purchase or use dozens of makeup products just to cover up the deep depressions on your face. You can regain your confidence and have no issues walking out of the house without makeup on.
What makes them different from the other types of acne scars is that they reach much deeper into the surface. As these depressions develop as a result of more severe acne breakouts, the depth left behind will also be extremely harsh.
Once these pits set down, it is rather challenging to get rid of them. Whether you are using store-bought creams, prescription ointments, or natural home remedies, you will find that they are simply too stubborn to eliminate. The best option is to undergo proper procedure to help you minimise the appearance of these unsightly holes and achieve a radiant complexion at the same time. Unlike harmful chemical peels and ineffective products, our advanced procedure harnesses non-invasive energy to directly target and cure stubborn pits.
3. What is the procedure like to treat ice pick scars in Singapore?
First things first, you will meet with our qualified therapists for a thorough discussion on the process and what to expect. Before the procedure, numbing cream will be applied to ensure that you feel as comfortable as possible throughout the procedure. During the procedure, you may feel a slightly heated sensation on your targeted areas, but you can rest easy in knowing that it will not cause pain or destroy your complexion. Taking into account the pre- and post-treatment preparation, you should expect to be in the room for at least an hour. Pre- and post-treatment photos will be taken so that you can observe and track the changes on your skin.
4. How soon can I start noticing results?
While results may vary with each individual, most people begin to see noticeable changes within a week following their first session. You can expect to observe an estimated improvement of 30 to 70 percent on the appearance in the subsequent weeks. In the next few months, you will continue to generate new collagen, which will efface your acne holes and boost the overall radiance of your complexion. You can also expect to see an improvement to the smoothness and firmness. Depending on the severity and your desired outcome, you may need to undergo several sessions to reap the best results.
5. What is the recovery process like?
Fret not, as your therapist will provide you with a comprehensive post-treatment care guide to help in the healing process. In the next few days following the procedure, you can expect to observe some pinkness on your targeted areas and old, damaged surface will start to lightly flake away. Most clients are able to apply light makeup within a week after the procedure. There is minimal downtime following the procedure, so you do not have to worry about being confined to an indoor setting for an extended period. You are generally advised to practise good skincare habits, such as cleansing frequently, moisturising daily, applying sunscreen, and avoiding overexposure to the sun.