Acne scarring is a common but unwelcome side effect of adolescence when hormonal imbalances trigger the growth of pimples or cysts on the face. Sometimes the skin inflammation caused by the acne is so severe it causes unsightly scarring, resulting in bumpy, uneven, red skin.
Even after acne has healed, it can leave a red or brown mark on the skin. The redness or brown spots are seen as the skin is healing, which can takes as long as 6 months. If acne is controlled in that area, the skin can heal normally. Any color change or skin defect still present after 1 year is considered to be a permanent scar. The best way to prevent acne scars is to prevent acne from forming in the first place.
About Acne Scars
Acne Scar are responsible for not only physical pain, but emotional discomfort as well. Many people dealing with acne scars feel embarrassed about their appearance, and some even experience lower self-esteem as a result of permanent acne scars. Acne affects over 80% of the population, and even if you are done experiencing active breakouts, you might still be annoyed about scars and discoloration left behind, forever leaving its mark on your complexion.
Many different types of acne scars can develop:
One of the most common types of acne scarring are the ice pick scars, which are deep, narrow depressions in the skin that end in a sharp point. Ice pick scars are often difficult to treat through simple laser resurfacing procedures.
Rolling scars are wide-reaching depressions in the skin that tend to be shallower than ice pick or boxcar scars. They create the appearance of rolling hills along the surface of the skin.
Boxcar scars have angular depressions in the skin and appear most frequently around the temple and cheeks.
Keloid scars occur when cells “overgrow” while regenerating to heal a wound in the skin. The result is often a raised or recessed mark in the skin that takes on a pink or purple hue.
It is important to keep skin and acne scars out of the sun and wearing sunscreen each day. Using a Retin-A product helps to clear existing acne and prevent new acne from occurring. You should avoid “picking” the skin. Picking at scabs interferes with the skin’s healing process increasing your changes of scarring your skin permanently. Lasers, microneedling, radiofrequency, photodynamic acne therapy and other advanced technologies are all designed to treat different types of acne scars, including pigmentation, tone and texture concerns. Many of our patients suffer from a variety of symptoms and our skin care specialist can combine therapies to offer optimal results. Acne treatments at Lessage Laser Spa involves a complete skin analysis and the most advanced acne scar removal methods for your complexion.
Acne Scar Treatments
The Right Acne Scar Treatment for You
Fibroblast: Plasma fibroblast treatment may sound like a made-up futuristic invention from the latest science-fiction franchise, but it is one of the newest anti-aging procedures available today. By utilizing the latest in modern beauty business technology, we can easily take care of any loose skin, acne scars, wrinkles, stretch marks, and pigmentation of the skin, all in one convenient, noninvasive treatment. This procedure stimulates cell renewal from the inside out and shows improvement of acne scars, creating smoother skin in just 2 to 3 sessions.
Micro-needling is an advanced technology that creates a series tiny punctures in the skin, stimulating the natural production of collagen and elastin, repairing irregular scar tissue. As new collagen is produced, your skin takes on a natural glow and the procedure helps reduce scars, stretch marks and wrinkles. Micro-needling is a simple, yet effective treatment for mild to moderate acne scars and requires no downtime.
Microdermabrasion is a skin revitalizing procedure that uses powerful exfoliation to smooth out acne scars, providing a clear, glowing complexion.
Derma-peel Therapy is an advanced procedure that combines Micro needling and Chemical peels this treatment improves sun-damaged skin, pitted acne scars and skin tone changes after just 4 treatments.
Micro-needling with radiofrequency This combination leads to a more dramatic stimulation of collagen and tightening of the skin simultaneously. It improves overall texture by improving scars, shrinking pores, smoothing the skin, erasing stretch marks, and tightening skin to give you a more youthful look with minimal downtime.