Acne Scar Treatments – Understanding the Various Options
Acne is a skin disorder with several potential causes. Hormonal changes in the body can predispose one to acne for example. There is also a bacteria, p.acne, that feeds off the skin’s sebaceous or oil glands and hair follicles, causing inflammation. These factors lead to clogged pores and outbreaks of acne lesions commonly called pimples. Acne typically occurs occur on the face, neck, back, chest, and shoulders. Although acne is not a serious health threat, severe acne can lead to permanent scarring. This scarring is often a source of significant emotional distress. Fortunately, there are acne scar treatments available that can effectively reduce the scarring and minimize the emotional stress.
You have may have heard of microdermabrasion but aren’t sure exactly what it is. Let’s start there. It is a non-invasive procedure that uses fine microcrystals to effectively and safely remove the outermost layer of the skin to get rid of dead skin cells. The procedure will reveal younger, healthier looking skin and help minimize the appearance of many imperfections such as minor acne scars.
Microdermabrasion also encourages the production of a new underlying layer of skin cells with higher levels of collagen and elastin, which further improves your skin’s appearance. Microdermabrasion is a less intense, gentler version of dermabrasion which is typically used for major skin imperfections such as deep facial lines, extreme damage from sun exposure and more severe acne scars.
Patients with active acne may also benefit from microdermabrasion treatments, which exfoliate the skin and clear clogged pores of oil and dirt. This can help reduce or even prevent some future acne outbreaks and in turn, will help reduce future scarring.
A physician or medical esthetician will be able to determine if microdermabrasion will be effective a preventative measure or an acne scar treatment based on your skin type and specific condition.
Picosure Focus Skin Revitalization
PicoSure gently delivers short bursts of energy to target problem areas without harming the surrounding skin. PicoSure’s PressureWave™ technology uses a unique wavelength of light (755nm) and the revolutionary Focus lens, specially designed to convert laser energy into gentle pressure.
This pressure shakes the cells, activating the natural cell signaling processes that creates new collagen and elastin without burning or damaging the skin. It can be effective as an acne scar treatment as well as minimize other skin imperfections like fine lines wrinkles, age spots and freckles. PicoSure Focus treatments are non invasive, require no downtime and work with your body to make your skin look and feel better—naturally. Consult with a dermatology professional or medical esthetician to find out PicoSure Focus is the right acne scar treatment for you.
SkinMedica has complete line of medical skin care products that create a skin management program which supports the health and preserves the beauty of your skin. There are a couple of SkinMedica peels which can be beneficial for acne scar treatment.
SkinMedica’s most popular peel. It is a very superficial peel that addresses visible signs of mild to moderate skin imperfections including minor acne scar treatment as well as the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and melasma.
This strong yet superficial peel addresses visible signs of moderate to severe skin imperfections including the appearance of acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, hyperpigmentation and melasma with minimal downtime.
All SkinMedica must be prescribed by a medical professional and provide the best results when recommended products are used in conjunction with each other. Consult with a physician or medical esthetician to find out if SkinMedica products can be effective on your specific condition.
Acne Scar Treatments – Are You a Good Candidate?
Vive Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics is a unique medical practice, providing aesthetic medicine and medical weight loss to the South Jersey community. Our medical esthetician can recommend the correct products and create a customized skin care regimen to address any of your problems or concerns including acne scar treatments.
We offer multiple acne scar treatments including microdermabrasion, PicoSure Facial Rejuvenation and SkinMedica skin care products as part of complete line of aesthetic services. Skin care consultations are always free at Vive and as an added bonus: you can earn and redeem Brilliant Distinctions points with your SkinMedica purchases.
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