Acne Scar Treatment- Skin Care Centre Hamilton 2017-09-11T14:44:19+00:00
Acne Scar Treatment - Smooth Skin Health Centre Hamilton

ACNE SCAR TREATMENT

With each scar having it’s own characteristics, this truly is not a one treatment fits all approach. Although each treatment option works to create a collagen induction response, there are a few factors that need to be respected in order to achieve the most optimal results.

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Scar Correction

Acne Scars can present in a few different ways.

  • Indented “ice pick” scars which appear as tiny holes in the affected area, rolling acne scars appear more like rolling hills on the skin surface with larger indents and raised areas.
  • Indented scars located on the chin and lower corners of the mouth can be more apparent as we age and the skin begins to become more lax, creating a dimpling effect on the skin where old scar tissue resides The objective in treating each type of scar is to build collagen and density within the damaged tissue.  This is like filling in or patching the holes.
  • Pigmented and Erythemic (Red) acne scars are formed when inflammation and melanin post acne lesions, simply end up trapped within the damaged cells and will remain there until it surfaces and is exfoliated away.  This can take several months to fully resolve if not treated.


Ice Pick and Rolling Scars Scars

Ice pick scars perform better with micro-needling treatments. The needles create thousands of microscopic puncture wounds that fit best within these tiny scars in the skin.  If there is more laxity within the tissue, micro-needling can be combined with Fotona’s Piano laser collagen remodeling and tightening treatment.  This combination tightens and lifts the skin, giving the area increased support and structure, while more superficial collagen induction fills in the scars.

Rolling scars perform best with Fotona’s fractionated Erbium laser treatment.  Fotona technology has the capacity to fractionally ablade the skin and refine the uneven texture, while sending heat to travel further into the skin, beyond the ablated tissue, resulting in an increased collagen response and building of stronger more uniform tissue.  In some cases, a second pass of a microscopic cold ablation laser may be necessary to smooth the edges of the scar, leaving a  visibly smoother result in the appearance of the affected area.

Pigmented and Erythemc Acne Scars

Pigmented and Erythemic acne scars require more aggressive exfoliation treatments than those that can be performed at home. Microdermabrasion treatments do very well to manually exfoliate the outer layers of the skin, creating a cellular renewal response, ultimately pushing the more superficial pigmented scars closer to the surface with each treatment, eventually eliminating them completely. For deeper scars, ZO stimulating chemical peel is ideal with its ability to perform a deeper epidermal exfoliation. This starts to break up scared cells and speeds up cellular proliferation, eventually drawing pigment to the surface to be manually exfoliated away. Finally, a micro laser peel can travel the deepest and has the ability to reach depths to where the pigmented scars lie. Although a micro laser peel can be the most effective in the shortest amount of treatments, there is more down time associated with this treatment, as well as consideration need to be made in the case where the customer holds pigment easily, as heat and inflammation can create the same condition we are treating.

What To Expect

  • Little to no downtime
  • Simple procedure with little to no discomfort
  • Quick non-invasive treatment sessions
  • Excellent Scar Removal outcomes

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