ACNE SCAR treatments
Language of this video: English
The video course is very interesting for already practicing specialists. If you have questions about acne scar treatment, this course will answer everything.
For the very latest in acne scar revision procedures. The very first step in acne scar treatment is to determine your scar type. Based upon scar types, may be choose the best method to remove that acne scar. For example- Ice pick scars are best treated with chemical peels or punch excision Rolling scars are best treated with fractional lasers Fraxel, INFINI Microneedling, Dermarollers, skin needling and subscision Box car scars are best treated with laser resurfacing using a co2 or erbium laser such as Profractional Atrophic scars are best treated with fillers such as Juvederm, Restylane, Bellafill, or even fat transfer Most clinics will by default ‘prescribe’ a laser treatment, fractional laser, or have an answer such as Derma Roller or microneedling. Whilst these treatments can give some results, they do not offer Gold Standard acne scar treatment solutions. A bespoke or individualised treatment approach is best, because it is your scars that are being treated and not just a device that is being used for ‘acne scarring.’ If you look at my acne scar before and afters you will notice one trend- everyone will have a mixture of scars and very rarely will a person have only one scar type. Most patients will present with a variety of scars, some patients will have more atrophic acne scarring, whilst others will have deep ice pick scars. Some patients will present with acne –pimples- zits and acne scars as well. The combinations are endless...
So the very first step I do is to ask- what types of
acne scars do you have? What gives me the most information is angled lighting.
This is how you visualise scars, and it is the same method I use to find acne
scars, map them out, and then treat them. Most patients notice their acne scars
when lighting conditions changes, classic examples are when they are in the
bathroom, or in a dimly lit room, or when light shines at a certain angle. It
might be at night in the car, or the reflection of glass or a mirror. I use the
same principles that patients see their scars to examine, identify and treat
acne scarring. Any specialist who does scar revision to a high level would use
angled lighting to determine scar types. Shining direct and bright surgical
lighting reveals very little, but by dimming lights and shining light at
different angles reveals a whole new world of acne scarring. In many of my
upcoming videos you will see me using these very techniques to find, treat and
cure acne scars. I use light to my advantage. In the majority of my acne scar
treatments I combine a variety of techniques in the one sitting...
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Dr. Davin Lim (Australia)
MBBS University of Queensland FACD, Fellow of the Australasian College of Dermatologist Laser and aesthetic dermatologist.
Dr Davin Lim is an Australian board certified and fellowship trained laser, procedural and aesthetic dermatologist. He is also a member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine.
After completing his medical residency in Brisbane, Dr Lim undertook his preliminary dermatology training in Sydney under Dr Rosen and Dr Hoare, a famous dermatologist from St John’s Hospital in the UK.
In 2001 he was the first Australian to be trained under the Irish Association of Dermatologist, and started his residency in Dublin and Drogheda, under the training of Dr Tony Egan, and Dr Gillian Murphy. Training in Ireland was invaluable as both the UK and US dermatology syllabus was taught. During this time Dr Lim published over 12 papers and was involved in several clinical research trials for photodamage, actinic keratosis and inflammatory skin diseases.
In 2003 he undertook further dermatology training in the United Kingdom under the British Association of Dermatologist. As a registrar won the Registrar’s Prize for Clinical training. He completed his training in Australia at both the Royal Brisbane and Princess Alexandra Hospitals. Throughout his residency training he focused his interests in cosmetic and laser dermatology. Upon completing his board exams, Dr Lim was awarded the American Academy of Dermatology travelling scholarship. His passion for learning has never ceased, as Dr Lim travelled extensively in Asian an the US to learn more on laser and aesthetic procedures, bring back his knowledge to Australia.
Dr Lim’s practice is dedicated to facial cosmetics and laser dermatology, using a combination of surgery, laser and energy based devices as well as muscle relaxants and fillers. He is considered a World expert on procedures such as tattoo removal, acne scar revision, as well as laser resurfacing. He has pioneered several cosmetic procedures including new delivery methods for TCA CROSS, the role of RF in preventing acne scarring, High Density Fraxel for the treatment of sun damage, modified subcision techniques combined with dermal HA filler and his ‘Hybrid” method of laser resurfacing. His techniques has evolved how current methods are taught to specialist.
As a key opinion leader, Dr Davin Lim is involved in numerous advisory boards, including Galderma, Fraxel and Syneron Candella. He also advices for companies such as La Roche Posay and Allergan.
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