Learn about the different acne scar removal treatments available today
Acne is one of the most common cosmetic issues that affects both teens and adults alike. What is even more upsetting is that sometimes, there are stubborn scars left behind long after the acne has healed. While some accept acne scars as collateral damage, it doesn’t have to be this way. There are many methods for acne scar removal available today, and the good news is that almost all scars can be treated.
The first step towards treating acne scars is to identify the type of scars, as different types of scars require different types of treatments. Sometimes, it might require a professional consultation to correctly identify the scar type you have, and the treatment you need. Once this is done, we can determine the treatment that will work best for your skin. It is important to know that it is possible for an individual to have different types of acne scars on different areas of the skin, and this will then need a combination of different treatments for best results.
At Victorian Laser & Skin Clinic, we offer a range of safe and effective treatments for acne scar removal.
This is a gentler technique as compared to dermabrasion, where a micro-massage gently exfoliates the skin and stimulates the deeper layers of the skin to revitalize it from within, thus lightening acne scars. Microdermabrasion helps to unclog pores and get rid of dead skin cells, which also contribute to keeping acne at bay.
- Cosmetic Peels
Cosmetic skin peels are a great way to trigger new cell growth, which gives a smoother and more refined complexion. These are commonly used to treat shallow acne scars and post-inflammatory pigmentation that appears after the acne has healed. They work by exfoliating the superficial layer of the skin, and depending on the type of scars and the peel used, you might experience redness and peeling for a few days post treatment.
- Skin Needling
Also known as Micro Needling or Collagen Induction Therapy, this treatment entails inflicting micro-injuries to the skin’s surface with the help of a derma-roller. The basic premise of this treatment is that these injuries will boost collagen production which will help to fill up the areas of scar tissue with new skin cells. This treatment can be used on the face, neck and back and will start showing results within 6 to 8 weeks after the first treatment.
- Laser Scar Removal
Laser is a safe and effective way to remove the damaged surface layer of the skin. This allows the living skin cells underneath the surface to regenerate, thus lightening the redness from acne scars left behind healed acne lesions. There are different types of lasers used for acne scar removal, depending on the type of acne scars.
We have a qualified and experienced team of dermal therapists who have helped many clients heal from stubborn scars, and feel more confident about how they look. If you would like to explore these options, you can book a free, no-obligation consultation with us today!