The only thing worse than an acne breakout is the marks it leaves behind.
Acne scars occur when a pimple or cyst gets popped or broken, leaving behind a layer of damaged skin. Picking, popping or squeezing a pimple can cause further breakouts and permanent acne scars. In severe cases of nodular acne a larger infection occurs in the deeper layers of skin, leaving tissue loss and permanent scarring.
It is important to understand that treating acne scars and treating active acne are two different skin concerns. Products that are effective at drying and healing pimples, cysts and whiteheads, are not necessarily the same products that work to lighten and treat acne scars.
Scarring and pitting can be deep, which can breach the epidermal layer of the skin leaving darker spots where the acne once was, known as hyperpigmentation.
Acne scarring can be diminished with different treatments such as Medical grade Clinical Peels, IPL (intense pulse light), Fraxel and Micro Needling. These treatments will not only improve the surface of the skin but will rebuild collagen lessening the depth of the scars.
Deeper acne scars can also be treated with injectable fillers. Temporary Hyaluronic Acid based fillers used to augment lips, cheeks and folds can be utilized by filling acne scars by leveling them and making the skin texture more even. These dermal fillers contain Hyaluronic Acid that will aid in filling any pitted areas in the skin.
Medical Grade Clinical peels are quite helpful at resurfacing the skin as well and can be repeated 3-6 times a year depending on the severity of the scars,
Professional Micro Needling will cause a controlled injury to cause the acne scars to rebuild collagen back into the skin.
Through various acne treatments Lasting Looks Anti-Aging and Laser Clinic can diminish acne scarring. For as consultation or for more information visit us at www.lastinglooks.ca