If you’ve ever had a stubborn pimple that just won’t go away or a deep cyst that seems to just live on your skin? You’ve likely experienced the aftermath of it all with deep tissue scarring. The scars develop when the dermis (the skin tissue underneath the surface) is damaged, usually from picking or popping a pimple. Acne scars can drastically reduce one’s self-esteem and although not as physically painful, they can still linger and lead one to feel undesirable or attract negative attention. Getting the right treatment is essential to overcoming this insecurity and living in new, healthy skin.
There are so many different types of skin textures out there, so each different treatment will suit each person differently. Your medical aesthetician may even recommend a combination of some of these treatments with different levels of strength. In this article, we’ll go over the 5 best treatments for acne scarring and how Biologi med spa in Newport Beach can help.
Dermabrasion scrapes away the scarred and pigmented skin to reveal a fresh and smooth layer of skin underneath. This procedure is primarily meant for those with fair skin and fully healed severe scarring. Dermabrasion can cause discoloration in darker skin tones. Keep in mind that this procedure doesn’t have a lot of downtime but you’ll have reddish and swollen skin, so you can be back to work in a day or so. Energy technology like Opus Plasma is also great at targeting skin scarring in a way that leaves you feeling refreshed.
2. Laser Procedures
Laser procedures are great ways to target problem areas for a deeper penetration. A beam of light is used to treat specific areas with a specific energy output. The focused beam stimulates tissue and collagen, triggering the skin to repair and renew itself. After several procedures, your skin’s pigmentation will blend with the surrounding area of skin and appear smoother and refined. While treatments cannot fully take away scarring, at the very least, it will greatly reduce their appearance. At Biologi we have the Alma Hybrid CO2 Laser that’s highly effective with minimal downtime.
Microneedling is super popular and for good reason. It involves a rolling device attached to hundreds of tiny needles that prick the skin, stimulating the scar tissue. Microneedling is similar to laser therapy in that the tiny pinpricks of the needles stimulate the growth of new collagen and lightens the pigmentation or removes the scar over time. Multiple treatments of microneedling are needed to see greater results over time.
4. Dermal Fillers
Dermal fillers inject proteins like collagens or acids into the skin to plump up or fill out an area. Standard fillers are as follows: Juvederm, Bellafill, and Restalyne. With these fillers, the targeted area is filled with nutrients and proteins that cause the muscle to relax and therefore fill up with new collagen. Scar tissue will immediately resolve itself, temporarily. Dermal fillers don’t last permanently and therefore will need touch-ups yearly or more frequently to keep acne scars hidden.
5. Chemical Peeling
Chemical peels that have phenol, glycolic acid, and salicylic acid, are all effective in treating acne scars. The peels are great for minimal invasion of the skin and allow your skin to heal over time, presenting a fresh and smoother layer of skin. The acid in the peel will remove the top layers of the skin (depending on the amount of acid, it may go even deeper), and new skin cells will replace the old ones. Chemical peels can also cure skin pigmentation issues and scarring. Talk to an expert at Biologi to see which peel is best for your skin type.
These 5 treatments are all great options for getting through to the stubborn scars and enhancing new, plump skin. Depending on your skin type and texture, there is a method for you that’s customized for your skin. If you’d like to get rid of your scars and greatly reduce their appearance, one of the above methods will work for you. Reach out and take advantage of all of Biologi’s offerings. We’re here to make your skin feel and look beautiful, from the inside out.
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To learn more about acne scar removal, contact our aestheticians at Biologi Spa today by calling (949) 942-1659 to schedule a 30-minute consultation. Our experienced medical aestheticians are happy to discuss your concerns or questions.