Recently, regarding COVID-19, the era of the mask has come to end end with the lifting of masking requirements. As a result, many people who were once able to hide their facial scars such as acne scaring and pock marks, are no longer able to do so. Many people have become curious about holistic scar treatments and are increasingly interested in the treatment period, the number of treatments needed, and treatment effects.
Acne scars develop when there is a deficit of the skin’s regenerative abilities to repair the skin after acne. When the regeneration process stops prematurely, an indented scar is formed. This applies to not only acne scars, but also laceration scars, mole removal scars, surgical scars, elective scars, chickenpox scars, and much more.
Kim Ik-Doo, director of RoDam Korean Medical Clinic stated, “”Scar treatments in traditional Korean medicine are carried out in the same form as in general dermatology, but in the case of acne scars with wide range, narrow mouth, and deep dents, more delicate procedures are required”.
The scar treatment with a new acupuncture technique developed in our traditional Korean medicine clinic is known as a delicate procedure that is customized to fit the depth and shape of each patient’s scars. The treatment uses specialized needles designed specifically for treating scars, without requiring any additional regenerative therapy or unnecessary procedures, which makes it cost-effective and time-efficient with a shorter recovery period.
The new scar acupuncture therapy, which was successfully presented in 2012 in the Journal of the Korean Society of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (KCI), can treat not only atrophic acne scars but also all types of facial scars.
According to Dr. Hong Mu-seok, the director of the Rodam Korean Medicine Clinic in Gangnam, “Since everyone has different skin regeneration abilities, there may be some variation in the time it takes to complete the scar treatment, but usually, after 6-10 sessions with an interval of 2-3 weeks, more than 80-90% of facial scars can be restored.”
He also advised that “there are differences in skin regeneration abilities depending on the area of the scar, especially in the case of atrophic acne scars on the nose, which may have slower regeneration abilities than other areas, but with a relaxed attitude towards the treatment, one can expect a good result.”