Acne & Scar

Acne and Scar 

Oral And Topical Medications: 

We advise the application of topical medicines like retinoids to reduce the current breakouts. We also prescribe a few oral medications like oral Isotretinoin, oral antibiotics and hormonal therapy to minimise recurrent pimples and we always treat the underlying causes like Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and insulin resistance that may be causing your acne flare-ups..

Chemical Peels:

We recommend the application of plant-based extracts to exfoliate the damaged layers of your skin safely and remove grime, dead cells, excess sebum from the pores. It helps in clearing mild to moderate acne effectively. Chemical peel treatment for acne ensures you enjoy a notable improvement in your skin texture.

Comedone Extraction:

We safely extracting the blackheads and whiteheads (comedones) from the skin’s surface using specialised tools in a sterile environment.

Intralesional Injections:

To reduce severe inflammation in the form of large nodules and cysts and minimise the risk of scarring.

Different types of Scars

Scars are of different types based on their shape and texture. macular or flat scars are those which are dark brown or reddish in colour. Rolling have gentle sloping edges and they are sunken below the surrounding skin. Then boxcar scars have sharp edges and are sunken like craters, whereas the ice pick scars appear like deep pits looking like large open pores.

Chemical Peels

If you are suffering from flat scars or pigmented scars then the superficial peels at Oliva is the apt treatment. Within 4-5 days, the top layers of skin peel off and reveal a clear, unblemished skin


In this, the scarred area is first addressed with local anesthesia and the bands that hold the base of the scar to the underlying structures are released using specially made needles. This reduces the scar’s depth.

Dermal Fillers

If you are looking for a quick fix, then this is right option to make you happy. In this, the acne scars are filled up with hyaluronic acid which is a natural substance produced in the skin. Hyaluronic acid may stay back in the place filling up the scars for a period of 6- 8 months and later it is slowly digested by the body .

Scar Excision

This is an effective method for dealing with deep scars. This process involves excision of the scar with a small pen-sized punch to ensure that the scar is removed completely. This is done under local anesthesia to minimize discomfort. Ideally, the edges of the normal skin are stitched together to create an almost imperceptible shallow scar.