Acne leaves behind scars that can become an aesthetic problem. Adolescent acne can have effects that linger on long after the teenage phase is over. However, it is possible to treat acne scars through medical professionals specializing in reducing acne and/or acne scars.
If you have both active acne and acne scars, it is vital to permanently eliminate any acne before starting acne scar treatments because new breakouts produce fresh scars.
Acne scars are swollen blemishes caused by acne breakouts. Superficial blemishes often heal quickly. Infested material spreads to nearby tissue when deep breaks develop in the lining of a pore. The body’s natural attempts to deal with such damage leads to a raised scar and an unpleasant blemish.
Acne & Acne Scarring Treatments
It is important to be familiar with the types of scars before beginning treatment. Different scars respond differently to treatment. For instance, depressed or atrophic scars occur on the face and come from insufficient collagen production as the wound heals.
There are three forms of depressed scars: ice pick scars, boxcar scars, and rolling scars. In addition, raised or hypertrophic scars are as a result of back and chest acne. The over-production of collagen during the healing process leads to such spots.
Other factors that determine treatment are the severity of the condition and the type of skin. Professional aestheticians such as Doctor Paul Kim are experts in devising individualized treatment plans for each client, as discussed below.
1. AgnesRF – Active Acne Permanent Sebaceous Gland Destruction
AgnesRF was designed for oil production reduction. Agnes RF selectively destroys the sebaceous glands where acne germs reside. Once the sebaceous gland has been destroyed no acne can reoccur in that area. AgnesRF is a radiofrequency microneedling device that is safe for any type of skin color.
AgnesRF is the ultimate solution for acne. If you do not want to take medication, AgnesRF treatments provide an alternate solution. Additionally, there is minimal downtime and side effects.
2. Chemical Peel- PRX No Downtime Peel
A chemical peel uses chemical solutions to shed skin layers. The process reveals the youthful skin that lies underneath by reducing scars, acne, wrinkles, and uneven skin coloring. The new youthful skin is often smoother, more evenly colored, and brighter in complexion.
- When damages skin remains on the dermis, bacteria accumulate and develop clogged pores that ultimately become infectious. With the removal of the dead skin, bacterial infection is prevented.
- Damaged skin peeling leads to better blood circulation to the skin tissues
The benefit of the PRX peel is that it is an aggressive TCA peel, but with no downtime and minimal to no pain.
3. Microneedling Or RF Microneedling for Acne Scars
Microneedling creates invisible pinpoint wounds on the skin surface to trigger the skin’s natural healing ability by encouraging elastin and collagen production. The procedure leads to better-quality skin texture and also reduces acne scars.
RF Microneedling adds a radiofrequency to the treatment. Deeper penetration and radiofrequency energy improves collagen product so results smoother skin from acne scars is more intense with faster improvement.
Our favorite RF Microneedling device is ScarletRF or Morpheus8. Additionally, we can incorporate the infusion peptide to maximize results even more!
4. Skin Peptide Infusion
By increasing the production of the natural compounds that make up skin, the Pepfactor Peptide Infusion helps reduce acne breakouts.
The peptide mixture contains copper peptides, fibroblast formula, and assorted nutrients. It works by increasing levels of elastin and collagen production in skin cells, since it’s a bioidentical compound which the body can process more efficiently.
At Cosmetic Laser Solutions Medspa, Norma Cataldo and the team provides innovative solutions for rejuvenation and glowing skin.
Please schedule a consultation with us for faster results.
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