Acne scarring is improved through the use of fractional laser resurfacing, radio frequency energy, dermal fillers, chemical peels, and various other methods.
Length of Procedure
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Those with skin diseases and have control of their acute, inflammatory, eruptive, nodulocystic or papular acne should consult with their specialist for any precautions to take into consideration before your treatment.
Anyone with ongoing medical illness should avoid acne scar treatment. Patients who are on low-dose Accutane do not have to stop taking this oral Vitamin A, as they can still undergo their non-surgical acne scar treatment program.
Before & After
During your consultation, if active acne is still an ongoing issue for Toronto Acne Scar patients, an active acne treatment program will be instituted, using blue light, photodynamic therapy SonoPeels and intense pulsed light photo facials, with or without topical or oral antibiotics and low-dose Accutane.
After Care Instructions
There is a modest amount of recovery following the acne scar treatment. The area of treatment is red and somewhat swollen and generally subsides, depending upon the energies used by 2-5 days. If you are prone to bruising, the Enerjet can leave some bruising and swelling for 4-7 days.
The fractional RF and laser devices leave skin dry and crusty for 4-7 days, while the IPL and non-ablative RF have essentially no downtime. Most patients, with moderate acne scars can go back to regular activities 2-3 days following each treatment, while those Toronto acne scar patients with severe acne may need 5-7 days off.
Yes, to protect your acne scar improvement, there is maintenance. The maintenance required is a single, multiple applicator treatment every three to four months. This simple maintenance program will ensure that you continue to protect the 20% to 25% more collagen, elastin and ground substances that were achieved and the skin tightening and smoothening effect that the multiple applicator SpaMedica acne scar treatment program provided.
Side Effects and Risks
There will be a mild to moderate degree of redness, swelling, edema in the tissues. There may be some discolouration and this will be increased if hyperpigmentation or redness has been treated. This will take usually between 24 hours and one week to subside and resolve. Patients with severe acne scarring will have several days of strong edema, swelling, bruising and crusting.
Toronto acne scar patients who present to SpaMedica will get the best possible combination technologies and procedures applied to their acne scars. With this non-surgical approach to acne scar improvement, patients can expect between 30% and 70% reduction in the appearance of their acne scars.
People who have undergone the multiple applicator SpaMedica acne scar treatment program can expect the results to be very long-lasting, and are very happy with the 30-70% reduction in scarring.
In general, SpaMedica and Dr. Stephen Mulholland will recommend some non-surgical treatments that are designed to be performed intermittently throughout the year, perhaps once every three to four months, in order to protect the improvement in the acne scar appearance and the youthful rejuvenation that has been achieved through cosmetic surgery or the minimally invasive acne treatments. These maintenance treatments may include Botox Injectable, soft tissue fillers, fractional infrared, fractional laser and radio frequency skin tightening procedures.
The cost for your combined applicator, multiple treatment SpaMedica laser acne scar removal program can start as low as $1,500. The price ranges depending on the severity of the acne scarring, the number of treatments required, between three and six, and the number of areas treated.
By choosing Dr. Mulholland and SpaMedica, Toronto acne scar patients can be assured of receiving the highest grade of treatments and the best possible combination of technologies available in the medical space to treat your acne scars. Only with multiple applicators and depths of treatments can deep acne scars show optimal improvement. Most centres will offer you one particular treatment; at SpaMedica, you’ll have the best combination of energy-assisted devices that will greatly improve the overall collagen response and smoothness of your acne scars.