While acne itself can cause many insecurities, acne scars only add to that list. Many are left with multiple scars from their hormonal teen acne days and are looking for a solution to clear their skin. Luckily, there are many new non-invasive cosmetic procedures and technologies, including laser acne scar removal, to reduce scarring. Keep reading to learn more and find the right solution for you.
4 Treatments to Reduce the Appearance of Acne Scars
1. Acne scar treatments with IPL
IPL (Intense Pulsed Light) treatment is a non-invasive treatment designed to kill acne bacteria, improve skin pigmentation, and reduce redness of the skin. This treatment works well with mild acne or minor acne scars; however, we recommend laser skin resurfacing with Lumenis ® Resurfx™ for severe scarring.
2. Lumenis® ResurFX™ Laser Resurfacing Treatments
Laser resurfacing treatments with Lumenis® ResurFX™ is one of the more effective laser acne scar removal procedures to quickly remove signs of acne scars, especially deep and discolored scars. The laser treatment for acne targets explicitly scarred areas to produce collagen, which rejuvenates the skin. Patients claim to see an improvement in their skin texture, reduction of scarring, and reducing the size of the pores after just a couple treatments; however, this will vary depending on the individual and how severe or mild their acne scars are.
Microneedling using the eDermaStamp® by Dermaroller® is a mildly invasive treatment to help reduce the appearance of acne scars. From the improvement of skin texture, skin tightening, and reduction of acne scars, patients will usually start to see results after 2-4 treatments depending on the severity of their acne. This scar reduction therapy uses tiny needles to puncture old scar tissue in your skin (which are causing the acne scars), and the body reacts by producing new collagen, which stimulates cell renewal and healthy skin. You can pair this treatment with mesotherapy for added benefits.
Mesotherapy is all about injecting healthy active ingredients into your skin in order to give your skin the nutrients it needs. Some ingredients in the “meso cocktail” include vitamins, hyaluronic acid, peptides, growth factors, amino acids, and Platelet-rich plasma. However, each individual will have their own personalized cocktail to treat individual needs. The treatment can be performed on its own but is commonly performed with the U225 Injector by Needle Concept for acne scarring and skin rejuvenation.
How to Prevent Acne Scars from Appearing?
Your mom was right when she told you to stop picking and popping your pimples. Improper pimple extraction can cause bacteria to get under your skin leading to infection and can cause discolored, raised, or dimpled acne scarring. There are a few ways to prevent acne scars from occurring:
- Stop popping your own pimples
- Get your pimples extracted professionally
- Wash your face in the morning and at night with a light cleanser
- Always wash your face with luke-warm water
Start Treating Your Acne Scars and Feel Confident in Your Skin Again
Visit the specialists at IGBeauty for an acne scar removal in Toronto and book a consultation to find the best solution to reverse your acne scars. Contact our skincare clinic online or call the clinic at 416-484-4884 to schedule an appointment.