Have you noticed that acne scar treatments are popping out everywhere? It is no wonder since acne scars are a problem that people wish will vanish for good. There are various skincare products for acne, but acne scars are stubborn and hard to deal with. That is why treatment options are available to manage acne scars and remove them completely.
Acne is a major problem that most people experience head-on. At times, it feels like a never-ending problem of having acne after acne. They occur even if no one wishes for them. To get rid of acne, we maintain precautions and hoped that a diligent skincare routine would help us avoid the formation of acne. But getting rid of acne does not mean total success. Acne can leave a bitter scar that will be a constant reminder that once, we had them. One out of every five people who develop acne will turn up having acne scars. We do not want to be that one person, right? To avoid the problem, first, we should know what causes acne scars.
Know what causes acne scars
Acne is the outcome when the hair follicles in the face skin are plugged with excess oil and dead skin cell. Everyone of all ages can develop acne, especially during adolescence. Since it is a common skin condition that most people encounter, there are various options to prevent and treat acne problems. But one of the problems related to acne that is hard to treat is acne scars.
Acne scars are usually permanent. The formation of scars after clearing out the acne has something to do with the collagen that is the natural agent of the body for healing. Acne will initially penetrate the skin and tissue beneath it, causing damages to the surface skin. When acne finally clears out, the body will regenerate the damaged skin and undergo a self-healing process by producing collagen. Collagen helps form fibroblasts, where the new cells can grow, thus playing a role in supporting the restoration and replacement process of the damaged skin cells.
Identify what affects the formation of acne scars
Collagen is good for the body. But people often misled by the idea that it is OK to have too much collagen production in the body all the time. Although excess production of collagen in the skin does not negatively affect the skin condition, it can affect the occurrence of acne scars during the self-healing process.
Too much and less production of collagen in the body will both affect the formation of acne scars. In cases when the body produces too much collagen than is needed, raised acne scars are developed. The scar is raised and is common for people with skin color same with African American, Hispanic, and Asian races.
On the opposite, when there is no enough collagen in the body, Depressed acne scars occur. They are scars that form holes and pits in the skin.
Learn about the available treatments for acne scars
Acne scars are scars. And scars are permanent. Although the appearance of any scars can improve over time, they will not completely fade away. But since acne scars reside on the face, which can cause negative effects on the confidence of a person, and no one likes them, experts have devised effective treatments to banish acne scars completely.
There are different options for eliminating acne scars that a dermatologist can advise. This includes home skincare and surgeries. Although skincare can be effective at times, it is not guaranteed that you will achieve the result that you want. If after using skincare products and you still not get any results, and you do not want to go to surgery (which is riskier, let’s be honest), then you can go and try cosmetic treatments available in your trusted medspa.
Bellafill is a type of dermal filler that restores the good quality of the skin before damages. It contains collagen, a vital agent in the restoration of cells, and PMMA (polymethyl methacrylate). It is FDA-approved and effective in reducing the appearance of acne scars, along with its other benefits. This treatment is popular because of its effective, significant, and long-lasting results.
RF microneedling is a safe and convenient treatment for rosacea, skin laxity, rejuvenation, and acne scars. It works best to reduce the appearance of acne scars through the typical process of microneedling, which creates micro-wounds on the skin that stimulates collagen production. Radiofrequency is added to the procedure to enhance the result of microneedling and achieve better results.
Resurfacing is laser treatment. It removes the surface skin to form and regenerate collagen, enhancing the quality of the new and healthier skin cells. Since the outer layer is removed by the laser, the body will improve the condition of the scar, making it less prominent for every treatment.
Fractora is an excellent treatment even for old acne scars, with a 50% reduction of its appearance. It improves the texture and skin condition from other types of imperfections such as wrinkles and active acne. With the usual procedure of microneedling in the skin face, Fractora develops and improves skin texture and skin laxity via increasing collagen production.
Choose the right treatment
Different treatments have different results based on the patient’s unique condition. Since it is the face we are talking about here, which is the most exposed part of our body, caution is crucial in choosing a treatment.
Supposed you are choosing the best and most suitable acne scar remover treatment for you. These are some tips that you should keep in mind:
- Learn what type of acne scars do you have. You can either have depressed or raised acne scars or a combination of two.
- Choose the best treatment provider to do the procedure. They will explain and discuss the process and result of the procedure with you and help you with their advice on which treatment is best for you. This stage is the best time to tell your provider about any allergies or medical complications from the past.
- Your provider will ask you things such as your expectation and goal for the treatment. Be honest but also realistic. Some results will not be exactly as you wish for or will take multiple sessions before you can achieve the result.
Acne scars are an annoying skin condition that everyone wishes are gone. Although it is hard to treat them, there are various treatment options to get rid of them. A decent provider will be transparent with you on which treatment will work best based on your condition.
At Simplicity Medspa, we provide the highest quality procedures on each treatment that we provide. We are advocates of unique beauty and will help you enhance it, not alter it, with our services. If you like to book a treatment or a consultation with one of our experts, do not hesitate to contact us. We are waiting to serve you.