Before treating acne scarring it is important to treat acne first, therefore preventing new scars occurring. It is essential that acne lesions are not squeezed as this can cause scarring and spread bacteria, picking at scabs should also be avoided as it interferes with the skin’s healing process.
Why does acne scarring occur?
Acne scarring occurs when an inflammatory lesion in the hair follicle ruptures damaging the dermis layer. The skin tissue is destroyed and replaced by fibrous tissue. Acne lesions can also leave red or hyper-pigmented marks on the skin. These are not considered scars and can usually heal normally if no further breakouts occur over the area.
What are treatment options for acne scarring?
Treatments for acne scarring at La Sante include Medical Needling, Laser Genesis, dermal fillers and Medical Peels. Treatment is chosen depending on the severity and type of acne scarring.
Dermal fillers injected into the scar to plump out the area produces instant results lasting up to nine months.
Laser Genesis uses a light to heat up the dermis causing new collagen growth that continues over time. Laser Genesis will help to contour scarring and help with redness but depending on severity of scarring is mainly used in conjunction with medical needling..
Medical needling acts on the same principle as laser resurfacing by forcing the skin to renew and rebuild itself by causing a controlled injury.o.
Medical peels can be used on mild scarring and pigmented lesions left by scars by exfoliating the surface of the skin forcing the body to produce new skin cells.
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