If you are dealing with scars, you know all about the negative impact that they can have on your appearance. While acne scars are a frequent result of acne or injury, they can be effectively removed or minimized using minimally-invasive or entirely non-invasive skin rejuvenation techniques. These acne scar treatment techniques do not involve surgery, so you can expect little to no downtime or complications.
As the name suggests, chemical peels are medical treatments that involve the application of a chemical to effectively remove the damaged skin. Your body responds to this procedure by removing the damaged skin and replacing it with skin tissue that displays fewer signs of scars.
Chemical peels come in varying formulations and strengths, depending upon your individual skin condition and needs. Light to moderate scars can be treated using gentler acids. Deeper acne scars respond better to deeper types of peels.
When we get older, our skin gradually succumbs to the progressive effects of gravity, sunlight, and even facial movements. Lines and wrinkles develop as a result, which can make us appear older than our actual age. You may make a good candidate for a laser treatment if you have noticed significant lines and wrinkles on your face. You may also be dealing with uneven pigmentation or facial acne scars. The best way to determine if you would make an appropriate candidate for laser acne scar treatment is to schedule an initial consultation with us so that we can thoroughly examine you.
Microneedling is a very important treatment that we use to regenerate collagen as an anti-aging procedure and to minimize scars. We use a device to form micro-openings in the surface of your skin. The needles on the device only penetrate to a shallow degree, much like the needles used in acupuncture. The holes are so small that they mostly heal within hours.
The controlled skin “injury” created by the microneedling treatment results in a healing cascade that increases the production of growth factors within your skin. These growth factors can create increased blood flow to your skin and form new blood vessels that feed the newly created fibroblast cells. This results in the creation of new collagen fibers that are strong and healthy with fewer signs of scars.