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By Emel Gerdaneri • Medical review by Zahide Eris, MD on April 07, 2022

What is Acne Spot Treatment ?

Acne spots are skin blemishes left behind by acne on the skin surface. Acne spots are skin deformities that occur due to overproduction or irregularity of melanocyte cells in the skin. Although it does not affect one’s health, it affects the physical appearance and can cause problems in terms of aesthetics. 
 
All treatments performed to get rid of acne scars and spots are called acne spot treatments.

Acne spot treatment prices in Turkey may vary. Factors such as who will conduct the treatment process, in which clinic it will take place, the technique to be used and the condition of the patient determine the price.

How many sessions of treatment should be applied can only be understood after a specialist doctor's examination.

However, to give an average price range, we can say that you can get acne spot treatment in Turkey for $800-815. To get exact price information, you should contact the dermatologist and clinic you are interested in.

The most popular methods used in acne treatments are:
 
-PRP
-Chemical Peeling
-Laser
-Microneedling
-Fractional Radiofrequency
-Filling Treatment
 
The chemical peeling method and laser treatment can be preferred for acne that continues to appear actively, while microneedling is better to remove superficial acne scars, and filling treatment for deep acne scars.
 
Chemical Peeling
 
Chemical peeling is applied to peel the upper skin and remove the new skin from below. Thus, a brighter, healthier, and cleaner skin appearance is obtained. Chemical peeling is a suitable treatment for those with active acne, as well as for those with superficial and deep acne spots.
 
Laser Treatment
 
Laser treatment is one of the treatment options that has been used to remove acne spots recently and gives the most effective results. Laser therapy works in two ways. It can eliminate the darkness caused by acne spots by equalizing the skin pigments, and it can also remove the acne scars by peeling the skin.
 
PRP Treatment
 
PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma-Platelet) is a new method used in skin rejuvenation. 8-20 cc of blood is taken from the person and centrifuged for the treatment. The serum obtained from the person's blood is injected under the skin.

The injected blood collects the clot cells into the damaged skin tissue and initiates the repair process. The PRP method is among the most popular treatments in recent years. This treatment is used not only for skin rejuvenation but also for removing acne spots.
 
Microneedling
 
Microneedling is also known as Dermaroller. A cylindrical device has an average of 200 to 500 very fine needles. These micro-needles, arranged in a row, are 0.5-2 millimeters long and 0.1 millimeters in diameter.
 
Microneedling can be used under and around the eyes, face, hair, and body areas. In addition to acne spots, it can show effective results in removing lines, wounds, burns, sun damage, enlarged pores, and cellulite.
 
Filler Treatment
 
The filler method is used to remove the deformation that occurs after acne. Fillers injected under the skin eliminate skin deformations and give a younger and healthier appearance.
 
Fractional Radiofrequency 
 
In the fractional radio frequency method, the shot is given directly to the subcutaneous tissues thanks to gold needles. With a large number of gold-tipped micro-needles, fractional micro-holes are created on the skin and the production of collagen and elastin is triggered by radio frequency, which is sent only from the needle tip without touching the skin. Thus, the highest energies that can be given are delivered directly under the skin without any damage to the skin.
 
Fractional radiofrequency treatment is successful in the treatment of active acne as well as acne spots.

All of the acne scar treatments mentioned above are effective methods. An expert dermatologist will decide which of these methods is best for you.

Do Acne Spot Treatments Cause Any Pain?

Some of the acne scar treatments might be painful. While the chemical peeling method gives mild to moderate pain when applied to superficial or active acne, it can be severely painful on deep acne scars.

In microneedling, laser, fractional radiofrequency, and filling treatments, anesthetized cream is applied first to minimize the pain that may occur during the procedure. PRP treatment is not a painful procedure.

Among the pros of acne spot treatments are that they provide permanent solutions and remove acne spots while revealing brighter, healthy, smooth, and youthful skin.
 
The cons of these treatments are that they usually do not give results before several sessions, and require long-term recovery.

Some treatment methods are mild or moderately painful, some types of laser are not effective on dark skin tones, and, although rarely, some side effects and risks are encountered.

Anyone who suffers from acne blemishes can be a candidate for treatment. Treatments are applied to all age groups. 
 
However, these treatment methods are not suitable for patients with:
 
-Pregnant women,
-Breastfeeding mothers, 
-People with a family history of cancer, 
-Cancer patients, 
-Those who got tan from the sun or solarium, 
-Those with dark skin tones, 
-People with infection and inflammation in the application area, 
-Those who have blood disease and use blood coagulant drugs (for PRP).


Risk and Side Effects
 
As long as these treatments are performed by expert dermatologists, they do not pose a serious risk.
 
On the other hand, some side effects may occur after treatment as it is applied to already sensitive, red, and problematic skin. These are side effects such as swelling, redness, mild burning, and incrusting which may be seen in almost every skin treatment.

These side effects are temporary, and therefore if you experience side effects that remain for a long time and do not improve, you should consult your doctor.

The recovery process varies according to the type of treatment. Generally, side effects such as redness and incrusting are seen in the treatment areas.

These are part of the healing process and are temporary. It is harmful to go out in the sun after laser treatments and you should not go out without using high-protection sunscreens for this reason.
 
Depending on the abundance of acne spots and whether they are deep or superficial, the span of recovery may vary. During this process, you should be patient, use the creams prescribed by your doctor regularly and wait.

Depending on your condition, it may take up to 6 to 12 months to see results from treatment. In milder cases, it is possible to get results in 1 to 3 months.

Turkey is one of the most advantageous options for those who want to have an acne spot treatment done abroad. There are many expert and experienced dermatologists in Turkey, which has developed itself immensely in health tourism.

Since acne spots are common problems, especially in young age groups, treatment options are quite wide. The biggest advantage of having this treatment in Turkey is that it is more affordable. The fact that the treatment is more affordable is due to the exchange rate.
 
Turkey is one of the most touristic countries in the world. While you are here for treatment, you can also take a vacation and enjoy the beauties of the country.

Written on 02/10/2020

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Last Update: 08/08/2022

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