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Questions to Ask Before Getting Acne Scar Treatment

Posted By: Lic. Silvia Derasner | July 17th, 2019 | Blog

Acne is frustrating. It pops up as our hormones change as teenagers and leaves us with scars that last for years. Sometimes, acne comes back in our adulthood to haunt us, leading us to seek various home remedies and topical products to clear up our skin. The good news is that there are even more effective ways to treat acne scars and get rid of them for good. If you have questions before undergoing acne scar removal treatment, check out our acne scar removal FAQs to find out how we can help you.

 

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Which Treatment Is Best for Me?

 

There are different ways to treat acne scars. The best option depends on the type of skin you have, the depth, and colour of the acne scars. Some people can get relief from using natural home remedies or topical products, while others require more intense treatments. Other treatments include laser acne scar removal; Infini, which combines microneedling with radio-frequency; Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP); and mesotherapy. Before deciding, you should consult with your dermatologist, family doctor, or a specialist at our anti aging skincare clinic. We can help you understand your options and help you make an informed decision.

 

Can Acne Scars Be Removed Naturally?

 

There are some ways to reduce the appearance of acne scars naturally. Certain chemicals in acne skincare products can clear away dirt, dead skin cells, and other debris that cause acne, as well as the dead dry skin that flakes over dried acne. Salicylic acid and benzo peroxide are two of these ingredients. Retinoids are another topical ingredient that can get rid of acne scars. They block inflammation, reduce acne lesions, and speed up cell regeneration so that the skin can clear again. Other ingredients include alpha hydroxy acids, which prevent clogged pores and get rid of skin cells, and lactic acid, which acts as a gentle peel to remove dead skin cells.

If you want a more gentle and natural acne scar treatment, you can try different home remedies such as coconut oil, shea butter, aloe vera gel, raw honey, baking soda, or lemon juice. Whatever topical treatment you choose, you should be aware that some of them can cause further irritation or other skincare problems. You should test these products on a small patch of skin before applying them to your acne.

 

Does Microneedling Help Remove Acne Scars?

 

Yes, in some cases it can. Microneedling creates tiny pricks in the skin to bring a rush of collagen to the area to repair it. The purpose is for the new collagen to smooth out the skin’s appearance, fill in any fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce acne scars.

 

Are Acne Scars Permanent?

 

It may feel impossible to control, but there’s a reason why we are told not to pick at our acne. Acne scarring gets worse when we pick, causing it to bleed and scab over. Picking at acne, however, is not the only reason for acne scars. They also happen when the lesions rupture, allowing infected material to spill onto the surface of the skin, destroying healthy skin tissue. To repair the damage, the skin forms new collagen fibres, but if there is too much collagen, it can result in a raised acne scar, causing your face to feel bumpy. Too little collagen will cause the skin to pit. Acne scars can last for six months or longer, and some do not go away at all. That’s why there are various options available to permanently remove the scars and make way for healthier, new skin to take its place.

 

How Does Laser Work to Treat Acne Scars?

 

Out of all the treatments available, one of the most effective options is the Spectra Carbon Peel laser treatment. It works by targeting the acne in the epidermis, stimulating cell regeneration and reducing inflammation at the site. It also treats acne at the surface of the skin, by gently removing the top layer of skin cells, so that pores can shrink, sebaceous glands can settle down, and new skin can grow.

 

How Long Does Laser Treatment Take?

 

The length of treatment depends on the skin type and condition, but it usually ranges from 90 to 120 minutes. You will only need three to five treatments to see optimum and long-lasting results, but you can always schedule maintenance treatments to keep up with it. The treatment can prevent future breakouts and it is one of the most effective methods of removing post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation of acne scars (PIHP).

 

What Are the Risks of Laser Treatment?

 

The Spectra Peel laser treatment is safe and mildly invasive. It exfoliates the outermost skin layer and heats the underneath layer to stimulate collagen and skin regeneration. There is little to no downtime and most patients only experience an initial feeling of warmth and tightness in the area. These sensations should go away in just a few days.

 

How Anti Aging Toronto Clinic Can Help Treat Your Acne

 

Is acne turning up in your life again? Are you frustrated with failed at-home attempts to relieve acne scars from childhood? Do you want clearer skin that glows and bounces back? Look no further than our Spectra Peel treatment. It is the solution to stubborn acne and can be used in the early stages of acne flare-ups to prevent future breakouts and scars from occurring. It targets deep within the skin and reduces the chances of scars forming from acne. It treats all four stages of acne, from mild to moderate, and controls the production of sebum. If you already have acne scars, it can get rid of them for good. This safe procedure is available now, so if you’re ready to restore your confidence and skin’s natural beauty, we can help.

At the Anti Aging Toronto Clinic, we pride ourselves on using the latest clinical methods to give our patients the best anti-aging, body care, and fat loss treatment options. We support our clients’ ability to make informed decisions about their acne and acne scars, and we are proud to provide some of the best treatments and practitioners in Toronto. Contact us by phone at (416) 546-4664 or by e-mail at info@AntiAgingToronto.ca to ask any questions. Our skincare specialists can also offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.

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