You haven’t had acne for years, but you have the scars to prove that your skin was less than ideal as a teen. Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, affecting approximately 40 to 50 million Americans annually. Debilitating acne in your teens or early 20’s can lead to lifelong issues, like scarring and pigment alterations.
Eliminate those acne battle scars once and for all, and have the confidence to go foundation-free – all with the help from Laser Aesthetic Center.
Why Do I Have Acne Scars?
The scars of past acne can live on your face, chest, back, arms, or other prominent areas you suffered from breakouts. Acne scars are caused by acne – simple enough.
Here are some quick acne scar facts:
- Scarring changes the texture of the skin and does not improve over time.
- Scarring arises from the body’s attempts to heal the skin as the body produces collagen fibers.
- Raised scars form when the skin produces too much collagen, and the fibers build up.
- Pitted scars form when the skin does not produce enough collagen.
- Inflammatory acne is more likely to cause scarring because it impacts deeper layers of the skin.
How Ultrasound and Microneedling Can Help
Acne scars are often deep and indented into the skin’s surface on the cheeks and temples, making them difficult to camouflage. This is because the initial blemish or injury penetrates deep into the skin’s dermis layer, causing the damage to run deep. The goal of those who suffer from acne scarring is to have a smooth, even complexion without heavy makeup and concealer.
By combining ultrasound treatments with microneedling treatments, we can correct mild to deep acne scarring. When combined, these two treatments can result in smoother, more even facial skin with long-lasting scar reduction.
How Ultrasound Treatments Work
Ultrasound technology builds new collagen while tightening the skin. Ultrasound energy is recommended by many skincare providers as an efficient way to improve adult acne and scarring. Unlike other treatments, ultrasound can reach the very foundation of the skin, while other treatments can only treat superficial layers.
What To Expect
This non-surgical and non-invasive treatment uses ultrasound therapy to dramatically improve the skin on the neck, chin, brows, and chest. Ultrasound energy is directed, at the appropriate temperature, to deep layers of the skin to promote the body’s production of collagen. Collagen is the structural protein that gives youthful skin its smooth, supple, and taut appearance.
Unlike invasive treatments or surgery, ultrasound stimulates collagen production deep within the lower layers of the skin. Ultrasound results will be gradual and natural-looking with zero downtime required.
How Microneedling Works
Microneedling is a skin procedure that uses tiny needles to create micro-injuries in the skin. The purpose of these tiny micro-wounds is to trigger the skin’s healing response. These tiny needles are virtually painless and help awaken collagen production, which is vital in the skin’s healing process. By creating superficial wounds, the skin is tricked into repairing and regenerating itself.
What To Expect
True acne scars appear as indentations and are typically caused by cystic or nodular acne. Squeezing and picking at deep pimples that don’t come to a head increases the likelihood of blemishes and atrophic scarring that can linger for years. Microneedling can help reduce the appearance of acne scars by stimulating collagen production to plump the skin’s surface. Through the production of new collagen, the skin will have an overall smoother appearance.
Make This Year the Year You Finally Treat Unwanted Scarring
Many individuals experience acne during puberty and don’t immediately treat scars. However, acne scarring can worsen as a person ages due to collagen loss in the skin. If you have scars that are making you self-conscious, there are a wide variety of treatment options to restore your skin. Before setting your sights on a specific treatment, it’s best to meet with a professional so that they can adequately evaluate your scars in person. Different types of scars will benefit from different treatments, so being correctly evaluated is vital in properly and safely removing your acne scars.
No matter the type of scar you have, our experienced staff at Laser Aesthetic Center can help you achieve flawless skin. To learn more about acne scar removal treatments we offer in Hinsdale, schedule a consultation with Laser Aesthetic Center today.