WHAT PEAU CAN DO FOR YOUR ACNE SCARS
After skin has healed from acne, any color change or defect present after approximately 1 year is considered to be a permanent acne scar. Before the twelve months, the redness or hyperpigmented mark could still be considered a lesion which requires healing.
The treatment to improve acne scarring is normally a multistep procedure. The specialist dermatologist will examine the individual (the various subtypes of scarring, textural changes and irregularities to the skin), discuss their concerns, desired results as well as their “downtime” capabilities as certain treatments require more healing than others.
The Fraxel re:store® treatment is a revolutionary laser treatment for acne scars. Fraxel treatment delivers remarkable results with fast recovery. So you can quickly return to work or other activities with renewed skin—and renewed confidence.
- Uses Patented Fractional technology to target damaged skin with microscopic laser columns.
- Treats only a fraction of tissue at a time, leaving the surrounding tissue untouched to promote rapid healing.
- The results are both immediate and progressive.
- Excellent treatment for face, neck chest, arms legs, and back.
Laser skin resurfacing is a very precise, controlled, dermatologist administered treatment where thin sections of skin are removed, layer by layer. This treatment is highly technique dependant; it is the specialist dermatologist’s skill and experience that are fundamental to its safety and success.
- The physician uses a controlled beam of energy allowing for exact penetration of depth into the dermis in order to vaporize the damaged acne-scarred skin in a safe and predictable manner.
- The treated areas begin a regeneration process, resulting in re-growth, healing, and smoother more even skin.
- Proper post-operative care of skin is a crucial for optimal healing.
- It is most widely used as a treatment for the face but can be done on the neck, chest and back as well.
The ProFractional ™ resurfacing technology has revolutionized treatment for acne-scarred skin. This great advancement allows for just a few days’ healing time and produces excellent results.
The fractional laser technique creates tiny channels reaching depths appropriate for correcting acne scars. The treated areas stimulate the production of collagen, plumping up the skin and smoothing the scars and irregularities in the skin.
- The fractional laser technique is designed to target specific portions of damaged tissue.
- By creating microscopic “wounds” within the targeted areas, the treatment triggers the body’s natural healing process accelerating the production of collagen and new, healthy skin cells.
- This technology leaves the surrounding tissue unaffected and intact allowing your skin to heal much faster than if the entire skin surface were treated at once.
Acne scarred skin is often the result of tiny broken blood vessels left in the place of healed acne lesions; these pigmented lesions appear as scars.
- This revolutionary pulsed dye laser works by producing a bright beam of light which heats the blood vessels that cause facial redness (where red pigment can be seen).
- Since acne scarred skin contains red pigment, it is these spots of skin that absorb the laser beam’s energy causing the blood vessels to shrink.
- The beam of light targets the red pigmented blood vessels without damaging the tissue surrounding them.
- The cooling device enhances patient comfort. It also enhances patient safety by reducing the risk of pigmentary changes, blistering and bruising.
Treatment of acne scars through dermal filling requires a consultation with a specialist dermatologist coupled with a well thought out corrective plan. There is a range of dermal fillers available today which are derived from various sources. It is essential, when choosing a specialist and a dermal filler that the patient fully understands the safety of the filler recommended by the specialist and the reversibility the product.
- Dermal fillers are substances that are injected just below the surface of the acne scar.
- The substances add volume by raising the surface of the skin. This results in a smoother, softer looking skin surface.
- Patients generally feel very little discomfort and there is minimal downtime involved.
- The best results are witnessed with very deep scarring that can not successfully be treated with other standard therapies/treatments (i.e., laser or light-based treatments).