For many men and women, embarrassing acne isn’t something that ends in the later parts of the teen years, and suffering from acne can also lead to visible scars that linger. Scars from acne can develop from cystic acne or from picking at your skin. Like other scars, those from acne can last a lifetime and affect your confidence in your appearance. Luckily, those problematic scars can be safely and effectively treated by combining two non-surgical solutions.
Stimulate collagen and diminish acne scars with ultrasound and microneedling treatments from Laser Aesthetic Center.
Why You Still Have Acne Scars
Acne scars result from inflammation in your skin’s pores, leading to a break in the walls of your follicles. When this type of break is minor, the skin can heal independently with no visible marks left behind. However, when the follicle wall is deeply broken, infectious bacteria, oils, and dead skin cells can leak into the nearby tissue. This creates even bigger lesions under the surface of your skin.
Your body then attempts to repair this damage by creating new fibers of collagen. When too much collagen is produced, raised scars develop due to excess tissue growth during the healing process. In turn, if your body doesn’t produce enough collagen, you can lose tissue and develop depressed areas of scar tissue. These depressions can create the appearance of small indentations or holes where your skin suffered most from breakouts.
Finding Your Ideal Acne Scar Treatment
By thoroughly examining each type of present acne scar, Laser Aesthetic Center will help you develop the best acne scar treatment plan for your individual needs. During your free visual acne scar evaluation, we will be looking for different acne scarring and pigmentation types. Once your type of scarring has been determined, we can develop an ideal treatment plan for diminishing your scars.
Treatment Options That Really Work
Each person’s skin has different needs. Because of this, Laser Aesthetic Center offers different services to reduce or eliminate the presence of acne scars. While some patients may benefit from one type of treatment, others may find the most success from combining treatments for optimal results.
Microneedling and ultrasound address different layers of the skin. Ultrasound energy reaches deep within the skin to stimulate collagen production and improve scarring. Microneedling addresses the superficial layer of the skin to help break up scar tissue and stimulate new healing. This improves and diminishes acne scars to improve skin texture, tone, and evenness.
Ultrasound energy can lift and tighten the skin of the lower face, chin, and neck. Focused ultrasound energy stimulates collagen generation and tightens treatment areas.
Most patients only need one treatment, and the results are expected to be long-lasting. Some patients may benefit from additional treatments at least one year later.
If you’ve tried over-the-counter products to no avail, it’s time to consider microneedling to improve acne scars. This in-office procedure can treat a variety of skincare concerns, including scars and wrinkles, and it can also help significantly with acne scars’ appearance.
As the name suggests, microneedling utilizes fine needles that prick your skin. During the process, your skin is encouraged to produce more collagen to heal the small wounds from the needles. Once new collagen is formed, your skin’s appearance will smooth out, filling in fine lines, wrinkles, and scars.
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, microneedling works best for depressed, not raised, acne scars. This has to do with the collagen-inducing effects. If you have raised acne scars, you already have excess collagen in the area.
Combining Treatments For Optimal Results
To learn more about whether this treatment approach is ideal for your skin, schedule a complimentary skin analysis with Laser Aesthetic Center. This will allow us to create the right treatment plan for your acne scars and overall needs. Contact us today to request your free acne scar analysis.