Some people wear their scars with pride, using them as a reminder of life-changing events or fun moments they’ve experienced in their lives. However, while it can be fun to look back on scraped knees from bike stunts in our teens, acne scars can be an unpleasant reminder of puberty. There are many skincare professionals who have created formulas and scrubs to wear down acne scars and produce new, healthy skin, but after trying product after product for years, it’s time you got a solution that works.
Acne scar treatments come in many forms, as do the severity of acne scars, but laser treatments for acne scars have proven to be one of the most effective options. If you have shallow acne scars, you can watch them disappear in as little as three treatments! Here’s what you need to know about acne scars and how this procedure can help you reduce and remove them.
Types of Acne Scars
- 1. Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation (PIHP): Discoloration of the skin
- 2. Ice-pick Scars: Deep, narrow, pitted scars
- 3. Rolling Scars: Broad depressions with sloping edges
- 4. Boxcar Scars: Broad depressions with sharp, defined edges
- 5. Atrophic Scars: Flat, thin scars, or depressed scars
- 6. Hypertrophic or Keloid Scars: Thick scars with a lumpy texture
Causes of Acne Scars
There are many different causes of acne scars, and some people are more at risk of scarring than others. Scars tend to occur more after inflammatory acne, especially if it is aggressive and not treated early. Other risks for scarring include picking, popping, or squeezing pimples and zits. Genetics also play a role in the frequency of scarring. Acne scars, while most noticeable on the face, can occur on several body parts including the following:
- 1. Back
- 2. Cheeks
- 3. Forehead
- 4. Nose
- 5. Arms
- 6. Butt/hips/thighs
- 7. Hands
- 8. Chest
What Can You Expect During an Acne Scar Laser Treatment?
When going in for an acne scar treatment, it is important to note that the procedure is not as painful as other, more invasive, methods. Our laser treatment is known as the Spectra Carbon Peel and it is design primarily to address the first type of Acne Scars, Post-Inflammatory Hyperpigmentation or PIHP. It works by gently heating and exfoliating the outer layer of the skin, encouraging collagen production for improved skin tone, texture, and blemish reduction.
It stimulates the growth of new skin, which in turn reduces the look of scarring. It is the latest laser treatment technology, which not only removes existing acne scars but can also prevent future ones from forming. The Spectra Peel Dual-Action Laser attacks the scarring by stimulating skin cell regeneration and reducing the appearance of inflamed skin.
Within a few 60 to 90-minute treatments, depending on the extent of your acne scarring, you will notice tremendous results after three sessions. The results are dramatic, with the scarring that you wished you could rid of fading away, leaving you with virtually clear skin.
Acne Scar Treatment FAQs
Who is a good candidate for laser acne scar treatment?
If you’ve been trying for years to cover up your leftover teenage acne scars with makeup, you’re the right candidate for us. The Spectra Laser Carbon Peel can treat acne scars that (a) has a colour and (b) aren’t too deep in the skin since it removes the top layer of the epidermis. Acne scars are stubborn and persistent and new acne in adulthood can make these scars appear even worse. Our laser treatment permanently reduces and removes these scars so you can have smoother, younger, softer skin once more.
Will one laser treatment effectively remove all acne scars?
Acne scars are permanent, so with the use of laser treatment, it can be reduced and possibly removed. However, you must be patient. Although the treatment is effective, it may take some time after your treatment to notice results. The best course of treatment is three sessions with the laser. In the end, the results will be worth it.
Can a dermal filler be used as an acne scar treatment?
Yes. Dermal fillers can be used as part of a treatment plan for deep scars, as it can even out the skin’s surface texture. When injected, it can be effective and slightly more affordable than laser treatments. However, unlike laser treatment, fillers need to be maintained over time.
Are acne scars permanent?
Yes, which is why we recommend our laser treatment over topical creams and ointments. Acne scars come in many forms, and our laser solution works to effectively reduce and eliminate them all.
How long does it take for acne scars to heal?
It takes about three to five treatments to see optimum and long-lasting results. These treatments should be repeated every two to four weeks apart to see dramatic results. There is no downtime with the treatment and takes 60 to 90 minutes of your time.
Schedule Your Free Consultation for Acne Scar Removal
Scar treatment is a rapidly growing industry and as the top provider of acne scar treatment in Toronto, the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic is proud to offer effective laser acne scar removal. Our treatment provides results in as little as three sessions for patients with mild acne scarring. We also provide microdermabrasion to remove contaminated dead skin cells and kill bacteria, regardless of the severity of your acne scarring.
We strive to provide the best acne treatment for our GTA clients. We use the latest clinical methods to offer high-quality anti-aging skin and body care, and we support and advise our patients to help them make the right decisions about their skin, health, and body confidence. It’s also our goal to offer the best skin rejuvenation services in the area by keeping ourselves up to date on the latest technology and treatment options.
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