What are acne scars?
Acne scars are permanent changes to the texture of the skin caused by healing of nodular and cystic acne.
The most common type of acne scars are atrophic (indented) scars which are found in areas rich in oils glands, such as:
What causes acne scars?
Scars are formed when an acne breakout penetrates the skin deeply and damages the tissues beneath it.
How to prevent acne scars?
The best way to avoid or minimise acne scarring is not to pop/pick your acne! Treat your acne with the right balance of treatments, home care and lifestyle adjustments rather than scarring the surface of your skin with rough hands.
Treating acne scars:
Acne scars are usually best treated by a combination of:
- EnLighten Pico Genesis-FX
- scarLet RF
- Chemical peels
- Medical microdermabrasions
Before & After
Pico Genesis-FX is an FDA approved signature procedure that uses fractionated picosecond laser pulses, delivered with a novel micro lens array (MLA) handpiece for the treatment of acne scars. Pico Genesis-FX fractionates the beam, intensifying the energy and creating micro-wounds within the epidermis and dermis, promoting advanced collagen remodelling and elastin production while leaving the epidermis unharmed.
Seen through a microscope, acne scars are like dips and troughs on your skin’s surface. One of the best ways to get rid of the scars on the skin is to fill the scars with the body’s own water content, which is collagen.
ScarLet RF, a Fractional Radiofrequency device, uses derma needles coupled with radiofrequency to penetrate deep inside the skin (approximately 3mm), resulting in the formation of tiny channels. These channels create a pathway for your body’s own collagen (encouraged by the radiofrequency) to rise up to the skin’s surface and deposit itself within the scars, giving the skin a smooth and seamless look and feel.
The quality, texture and smoothness of the skin and disappearance of the scars improve with each treatment as more and more collagen gets deposited in those scars, making the scars disappear over a period of time.
Every client reports a huge reduction in acne scars and improvement in skin smoothness and texture. The body’s own collagen is deposited in the scars after every session, making the results look natural.
1 to 4 sessions spaced every 2 weeks apart should suffice.
It is very well tolerated by most clients, however, topical anaesthetic can be administered to sensitive individuals to make it painless for them.