Many of us still face the persistent presence of scars although acne itself disappears. Acne scars can be as embarrassing and irritating, but aesthetic medicine offers you fantastic treatments that can free yourself from this common problem.
What Causes Acne Scarring?
The skin heals itself from injury, but it causes scars. Most acne — a “superficial wound” — heals without leaving any marks, but when the dermis (one of the inner skin layers) has been damaged, it leads to a scar. This usually happens when the infection in a follicle or pore (the root cause of acne) spreads to the dermis layer. it damages tissue on a non-superficial level. The skin produces collagen to repair this damage, which can result in increased tissue scarring (keloid or hypertrophic). A depressed scar (either an ice pick or a boxcar scar) develops due to the great tissue losses. It makes affected skin appear pitted or pockmarked.
How Can I Treat Acne Scarring?
Patients who wish to improve their acne-scarred skin have several options at their disposal.
- Fraxel Resurfacing: in this treatment, sophisticated laser technology called fractional photothermolysis is used to replace damaged tissue with healthy skin cells. These skin cells can function in repairing and resurfacing the skin. Fractional photothermolysis is made up of thousands of incredibly fine laser columns that are delivered into the tissue of an affected area. These laser columns eliminate damaged tissue and stimulate the development of new skin cells that can maintain healthy skin. Fraxel is extremely accurate, enabling quick recovery and trustworthy results.
- FotoFacial: in this procedure, laser systems are used with ELOS technology, intense pulsed light (IPL) and radio frequency (RF) waves. This energy mixture will heat the skin without damaging the outside layer of the skin and improve the skin’s natural restructuring ability. FotoFacial RF Pro as accurate and quick to recover as Fraxel.
- Chemical Peels: Chemical Peels Toronto can be performed on the different areas of the body including under the eyes, the décolletage, arms, hands, back and legs. Mild to moderate acne scars can be improved in patients with chemical peels. By consulting a skin specialist, or a dermatologist or aesthetics, you can choose the most appropriate that fits your special needs and type of skin. The recovery rate depends upon the area that has been treated. E.g. you may see results faster in your face than in your back or vice versa.