Whether you’re dealing with the aftermath of puberty, stress, hereditary skin conditions, or simply have the bad habit of touching your face, acne scars are a frustrating occurrence that can make you feel self-conscious and want to wear a paper bag over your head. Thankfully, there are effective acne scar treatments available that provide acne scar removal and remediation. If you suffer from hyperpigmentation of acne (superficial acne scars) and are interested in an effective acne scar treatment in Toronto, here’s what you need to know about the Lutronic Carbon Spectra Peel.
What Are Acne Scars? How Are They Caused?
Acne scars are a fairly common condition defined by depressed, hollowed out indentations of the skin, and inflammation caused by the interruptions of pimples. They typically result from the body’s natural attempt to heal itself. When skin pores are clogged with dead skin cells, filling with excess oil, bacteria can begin to grow. When this happens, pores or follicles become filled to their limit, resulting in acne lesions known as whiteheads or blackheads. When these lesions rupture, the fluid that spills out onto the skin can cause irritation and inflammation which is why the skin looks red and puffy afterwards. The skin will then attempt to repair this issue by naturally forming new collagen fibers. When the skin overproduces collagen, raised acne scars appear, and if there is not enough collage produced, pitted scars will occur.
Severe acne and aggravated pimple outbreaks in adolescence or adulthood can result in superficial damage to the skin structure. The loss of collagen elastin and support substances of the skin can also occur in this condition. Some people have a hereditary predisposition to acne, while others develop the condition because of eating habits, stress, and clogged skin pores. Other causes of acne scars include non-treatment and/or persistent picking and touching the skin.
Lutronic Carbon Spectra Peel for Acne Scars
Topical creams and diet and lifestyle changes can help improve the condition of your skin, but if you’re dealing with hyperpigmentation of acne, you may require extra help from the professionals. One of the effective solutions available for acne scars is the Lutronic Carbon Spectra Peel. This treatment is the equivalent of having four chemical peels in just one session. It works by removing the outermost layer of the epidermis so that new and healthy skin can grow in its place. This treatment is highly effective to treat inflamed acne scars, Melasma, large pores, and more. Part of the reason why acne scars look so visible is because aging skin has lost some of its elasticity and suppleness. This solution provides the added benefits of improving the skin’s tone, texture, and elasticity, adding to the reduced appearance of acne scars. Within three to four sessions the hyperpigmentation of acne will completely gone
Treatments for Derma Scars
Derma acne scars are deeper scars that have penetrated through the epidermis and into the dermis, making it much harder to remove them. Effective treatment for these kinds of acne scars typically involves the disruption or removal of the scar tissue. This way, new, functional, healthy tissue can be replaced. There are two main types of derma scars: Ice Pick scars and Boxcar scars.
Ice Pick Scars
Ice pick acne scars are defined by deep and narrow grooves in the skin. They almost appear to be large, empty pores. Ice pick scars are usually the most challenging type of acne scar to treat without surgical procedures. This is because they are very deep, making them difficult to treat with traditional resurfacing techniques. Some forms of laser therapy can be effective enough to disrupt the underlying scar tissue, but more sessions are often required.
Atrophic (Boxcar) Scars
Boxcar or atrophic scars are similar to rolling scars as they both have relatively broad depressions, but boxcar scars are defined by steep, pronounced edges over smaller areas. Because of these deeper edges, it is more difficult to smooth out and blend them into the surrounding skin with the available technology. Multiple treatments may be required to achieve maximum improvement.
Derma scars require a more in-depth treatment than the Lutronic Carbon Spectra Peel laser, one that can effectively stimulate the dermis. Clients suffering from either Ice Pick scars or Boxcar scars can receive great results with old-style treatments such as the Fraxel laser and CO laser, as well as benefit from new treatments, such as Infini and PRP micro-needling.
Get Acne Scar Removal in Toronto
If you’re looking for acne scar removal in Toronto, the specialists at the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic can help you. We serve clients in the Greater Toronto Area and we are located only a few blocks south of the 401. We use the latest clinical methods to provide high-quality anti-aging skin and body care for our clients, including the Lutronic Carbon Spectra Peel laser. We also provide our clients with advice so they can make informed decisions about their skincare and health. To learn more about ourskincare treatments and services, or to book your appointment today,contact us at 416.546.4664, or e-mail us at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.