People suffering from certain types of acne may be at risk for the development of acne scars. Over time, a combination of oily skin and acne breakouts can lead the skin to have an uneven appearance.
Genetics and hormonal factors may result in more severe cases of acne for some individuals, and unfortunately, this may result in scars forming on the face. RKM Aesthetics has several acne scars treatment options available for people seeking to reduce their appearance on the face.
What Are Acne Scars?
Acne scars develop as a result of inflammation of acne blemishes. When acne forms in a pore, it causes the pore to swell and the pore wall to expand. As this occurs, scarring on the face can occur as the pore reduces in size.
Some acne blemishes may be small, resulting in little to no scarring, but larger ones have the potential to scar areas on the facial tissue. The skin repairs the scar by forming new collagen fibers.
Acne scars may take two different forms. The scar may develop when there is a loss of tissue, resulting in an indentation to the surface of the skin, or the scar may be raised. Whenever acne appears and heals, collagen must help heal the wound. In some cases, collagen can be overzealous and do its job too well, resulting in the appearance of a raised scar.
While scars often fade over time, there are certain options available for reducing their appearance. RKM Aesthetics offers PDO thread lifts, microdermabrasion, and Aerolase laser treatments to lighten the visibility of acne scars over time.
What Are PDO Thread Lifts?
PDO thread lifts use tiny dissolvable sutures to tighten and lift the skin. The presence of the sutures pressures the fibroblasts in the skin to produce more collagen. Collagen is a protein that gives the skin structure and elasticity. The collagen produced results in the gradual development and repair of skin that has been scarred by acne.
When undergoing a PDO thread lift procedure with our skilled team, we’ll begin by cleansing the entire facial area thoroughly. Next, we’ll apply a gentle anesthetic to the areas that will be treated. Once the anesthesia has taken effect, the suture will be placed just below the skin to encourage the production of collagen.
Sutures are dissolvable, which means that they will disappear over the following 18 months. As they dissolve over time, collagen will help to reduce the appearance of acne scars that appear as indentations.
How Can Microdermabrasion Assist in Diminishing the Appearance of Acne Scars?
Microdermabrasion is a gentle procedure that can help to reduce the appearance of acne scars through its exfoliating action. In addition to a reduction in the visibility of raised and discolored acne scars, it removes the top layer of dead skin cells and vacuums them away. Added benefits include a brightening of the skin and a diminishment of age spots and fine lines.
During a microdermabrasion procedure, a member of our knowledgeable team will gently cleanse the entire facial area. Next, they’ll use a diamond-tipped wand in a side-to-side motion to thoroughly exfoliate the face. The wand also contains a vacuum, which allows for the removal of dead skin cells and other debris during the procedure.
Following the use of the wand, we will apply a light glycolic peel to eliminate any other debris or dead skin cells that remain. Once it has dissolved, the face will be cleaned and hydrating serums will be applied.
The results from a microdermabrasion procedure generally last for approximately one month, but multiple acne scars treatments can help to maintain results and further reduce the appearance of acne scars over time.
Using Aerolase Laser to Reduce Acne Scars
Aerolase is a laser treatment that uses 650-microsecond pulses to penetrate both the epidermis and dermis and promote collagen growth, reduce sebum production, eliminate acne-causing bacteria, and suppress inflammation. It does this by targeting the various layers of the skin.
As the laser’s light and energy pulses penetrate the skin’s surface layer, the body’s natural regenerative abilities will be accessed. The procedure begins with a full cleansing of the face, resulting in the removal of any lingering makeup or facial creams. Next, the laser treatment will be applied to the entire face by one of our trained staff members.
As the device is passed over the skin, it will target areas for concerns such as flare-ups, hyperpigmentation, skin redness, the enlargement of pores, and clogged ones as well. After the procedure is over, we will apply a gentle calming cream to the face, and you’ll be able to return to your regular activities.
Since Aerolase stimulates collagen and elastin production in the skin, it will also smooth areas with scarring caused by breakouts, and is a great acne treatment. This helps to promote a more even skin texture. Results can last several months, and follow-up treatments can help to maintain them.
Which Treatment Is Best for My Acne Scars?
By scheduling a consultation with RKM Aesthetics, we can assess the type of acne scars treatments that are best for reducing the appearance of your acne scars. During the appointment, we will examine the skin on your face and make a recommendation for an acne treatment that best fits your needs. Since acne scars vary in appearance, one solution may be better than others.
Ready to See How We Can Help You?
Schedule an appointment at RKM Aesthetics in Arcadia, CA, to discover the best acne treatment option for you. We are happy to provide solutions for you to reduce the appearance of your acne scars, and potentially address other issues of the skin.