Acne Scar Removal
The term “scarring” refers to a process where collagen within the skin is damaged from inflammation, leading to permanent texture changes in the skin. There are different kinds of acne scarring: ice pick scarring, atrophic scarring, and hypertrophic scarring. Color changes in acne in more common than scarring . Color changes come in three basic flavors: post inflammatory erythema (pink and purple patches at the site of acne lesions), post inflammatory hyperpigmentation , and post inflammatory hypopigmentation.
Treatment of Acne Scars
Acne scarring is permanent but can be treated. No treatment is 100% effective and the best result is improvement, not perfection. Treatment of scarring may require many different kinds of treatments, depending on the kind of scarring present. It is important that all the acne is clear before treating scarring. Otherwise, new scars form and the procedures are wasted. The most effective treatments are surgical and there are many types
Medical Facials, Crystal Peels, Microdermabrasion
A superficial chemical peel or microdermabrasion are quick, no downtime procedures that renew the skin by lifting dead cells off the surface of your skin and stimulating metabolism of the cells underneath. With a series of chemical peels you can quickly achieve substantial improvement in the appearance of superficial lines and uneven pigmentation, while making your skin look and feel softer, smoother, and more radiant. Acne scars and enlarged pores may become less noticeable, and acne breakouts may be reduced.
FotoFacial treatments involve the use of pulsed light and Radiofrequency energy gently directed at fine wrinkles, pink discoloration, rosacea and brown discoloration. The treatment stimulates the production of your own collagen and after approximately 5-6 treatments, the fine wrinkles appear smoother. The pulsed light also fades spider veins, brown spots and sun-damaged skin. FotoFacials™ produce a smoother, youthful, vital and less-blemished looking skin. This action works equally effectively on all colours of skin.
The Matrix IR™ combines fractionated 915nm diode laser and bipolar radiofrequency for a non-ablative treatment reducing facial wrinkles and scars. Because the energy is fractionated, more intense light energy can be delivered into microscopic zones leaving untreated skin around these zones that assist in healing and collagen remodeling allowing for more effective treatments. Patients looking to improve wrinkles or scars in a non-ablative manner without injections, are good candidates for these treatments.
Fractional resurfacing is a laser cosmetic procedure that can improve the quality of your skin. With fractional resurfacing you can see an improvement with wrinkles, acne scars, scars, sun damage, brown spots and other skin problems. You will begin to see results immediately and there is minimal to no downtime. The best candidates are people with mild to moderate wrinkles, brown age spots and rough skin, mild to moderate lax tightening and any damage from acne. Anyone with sun damage is also a prime candidate.