What Are Acne Scars
Acne scars are permanent textural changes that occur on the skin as a result of severe Acne.
The type of acne scarring on an individual will vary depending on a number if factors:-
- Skin Tone
- Acne Severity
Acne Scar reduction treatment helps to visibly reduce acne scarring and restore your confidence in your skin.
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Acne Scar Treatment Options
Home Skin Care
Sunscreen can reduce the contrast between unscarred skin and scars. Medicated creams with azelaic acid or hydroxyl acids may also be beneficial. Consider ZO® Skin Health or DERMed Clinical Skin Care product line launched in 1994 by Master Aesthetician Lyn Ross for home acne skin care.
Dermal/ Soft Tissue Fillers
Injecting substances like collagen or fat under the skin can make indented scars less noticeable. Juvederm, Radiesse and Sculptra and Bellafill each have its specific properties, longevity, and best use cases. It’s important to consult with a qualified medical professional to discuss your use case.
Popular for scars previously treated by dermabrasion, but with a higher risk of side effects for those with darker skin or a history of keloids. Fraxel is a type of laser resurfacing. It falls under the category of fractional laser treatment, a more advanced form of laser resurfacing.
Used for severe scarring, this method involves removing the top skin layer with a rotating brush, making surface scars vanish and deeper scars less noticeable. Risks include scarring and skin color changes.
A chemical solution is applied to scar tissue to remove the top skin layer and reduce deeper scars. Mild and medium peels can be repeated, but deep peels are a one-time treatment. Side effects may include skin color changes, particularly for deep peels on dark skin.
A needle-studded device is rolled over the skin to promote collagen formation. This technique is safe and minimally invasive, with a low risk of skin discoloration. Microneedling is the most common form of skin needling. For acne scarring multiple treatments may be required.
Techniques like punch excision (cutting out scars) and subcision (loosening fibers under a scar) are used for scar removal. Surgery is involved only in severe cases of acne scarring as a last resort.
Injecting Botox around acne scars can relax the skin, temporarily improving the scar’s appearance. Repeat treatments are necessary to maintain the effect and last around 6 months.
MD Spa Treatments For Acne Scars Include:
- Chemical Peels
- We also offer Medical grade products that help improve the skin texture, smoothing of the skin and rejuvinate the skin.
Acne Scarring Product Pptions For Home Use
- Zo Skin health
- Exfoliating accelerator wrinkle and texture repair(1% REtinol)
- Radical Night repair.
Acne Vs ACne SCars
Acne is a common skin condition characterized by the presence of pimples, blackheads, whiteheads, and other types of lesions on the skin. It is typically caused by the overproduction of sebum (oil) in the skin, which can clog pores and lead to inflammation and bacterial growth. Acne can occur anywhere on the body, but it is most commonly found on the face, chest, and back. It can range in severity from mild to severe, and can be classified into different types such as acne vulgaris, cystic acne, and hormonal acne.
Acne scars, on the other hand, are the result of severe or long-lasting acne. When acne lesions penetrate deep into the skin, they can damage the underlying tissues and lead to the formation of scars. Acne scars can take many different forms, including depressed or pitted scars, raised or keloid scars, and hyperpigmented or discolored scars. Acne scars can be more difficult to treat than active acne, as they often require a more intensive treatment approach.
While acne and acne scars are related in that acne can lead to the formation of scars, they are not the same thing. Acne refers specifically to the presence of pimples and other lesions on the skin, while acne scars refer to the lasting marks that are left behind after severe or long-lasting acne.
At MD Spa we treat both Acne and Acne Scars. Call us to book a consultation today with one of our skincare specialists.