How to win the battle against acne scars
The only thing worse than having a major pimple (or acne) is the long-term scarring that often follows. Even if you care for your skin religiously and with great care, spots and red marks can linger. Unsurprisingly, acne scars are the bane of many people’s existence. The good news is that thanks to advances in medical aesthetics, there have never been more effective dermatology treatments to choose from when it comes to healing your not-so-hopeless-after-all acne scars! Here are a few of the many cutting edge treatments available to modern plastic surgery patients at SpaMedica in Toronto.
- Soft tissue fillers
Dermal or soft tissue fillers are injected under the skin to provide contour and shape, or to correct lines, wrinkles, and furrows often caused by aging. But they can also do wonders for your acne scars. They can reduce the appearance of certain types of scars while improving your skin’s texture at the same time, for an overall rejuvenated look. The amount of time that any filler lasts depends on where it is injected as well as the severity of the area being treated. However, results typically last anywhere from 1-3 years, when a repeat restoration therapy can then be performed.
- Fractional laser treatments
Fractional laser energy or fractional RF targets water and collagen in your skin, improving the appearance of texture and pigment irregularities like acne scars, fine lines, and wrinkles. The laser sends microscopic columns of laser energy through the skin to the dermis, where heating stimulates new production of collagen and elastin, for an all-around smoother, more refreshed look. Patients can expect up to a 60% improvement in fine lines, scars, acne scars, and a variety of pigmentation problems.
Fotofacials involve the gentle pulsing of high energy light onto the skin to target any imperfections on the face, neck, chest, and hands. Those seeking a nonsurgical solution for doing away with fine lines, blemishes, brown spots, facial spider veins, sun damaged skin, aging skin, oily skin, enlarged pores, and, yes, acne scarring, are all great candidates. The specialized treatment stimulates the production of collagen, and after about 5 treatments, you should see a significant improvement.
- Blue light therapy
Blue light therapy was developed to treat freckles, acne, hyperpigmentation, spider veins, varicose veins, and rosacea. It also happens to kill bacteria and is known for its advanced ability to treat active acne and reduce flare-ups effectively and non-invasively. Treatments are typically performed once a week to help control the number of outbreaks you have, and it is typically recommended that you supplement your initial treatment with a number of follow up visits to ensure your results are long-lasting!
Learn more about the many fantastic medical aesthetics dermatology options available to those with acne scars! Book a consultation at SpaMedica Plastic Surgery in Toronto to find out what treatment(s) best suit your unique needs and goals!