Acne Scarring Treatment in San Diego
Acne scarring occurs when the visible remnants of acne are permanently left on the skin after the acne itself subsides. True scarring is to be distinguished from macules, or reddish spots that mark the site of prior acne. It’s important to determine that you have true scarring before deciding on an acne scarring treatment. Acne scars can occur as the skin heals from pimples, whiteheads and blackheads that form when oil, bacteria and dead cells get stuck below the skin’s surface. Acne scars are typically indented marks or raised red areas that sometimes give the skin a wavy appearance. Acne scarring is caused by a variety of factors.
Acne skin treatments restore damaged skin on the surface and treat deep into the skin to stimulate collagen remodeling. In this way, acne skin treatment improves the elasticity, texture and tone of your damaged skin while keeping your healthy tissue intact—which minimizes any discomfort or downtime.
Acne scar treatment requires the restoration of damaged skin and the production of new collagen to improve the area’s tone and texture. Traditional approaches—such as deep chemical peeling, conventional lasers, topical agents and abrasion therapies—usually achieve only moderate results or, worse, they destroy a lot of healthy tissue along with the scar. In addition, these treatments often require extensive recovery time.
This new wavelength better addresses pigment and other dyschromia on the entire body with minimal discomfort. The DUAL delivers predictable epidermal turnover with each treatment, nearly all patients see immediate improvement. And due to collagen remodeling, those results are enhanced over weeks and months.
Fraxel re:store treatments are FDA-approved to safely and gently reduce the appearance of moderate to severe acne scars. Unlike other procedures, Fraxel re:store removes damaged skin on the surface and reaches deep into the skin to stimulate collagen remodeling. In this way, Fraxel treatment improves the elasticity, texture and tone of your damaged skin. The downtime from a Fraxel re:store session is minimal, usually only a day or two. Fraxel re:store stimulates new cell growth while addressing acne scarred areas and leaving healthy skin intact.
Fraxel re:pair treatments, like Fraxel re:store, are FDA-approved to safely and gently reduce the appearance of more severe acne scars. Fraxel re:pair removes damaged skin on the surface and reaches deep into the skin to stimulate collagen remodeling. In this way, Fraxel re:pair improves the elasticity, texture and tone of your damaged skin. In many cases, only a single Fraxel re:pair session is necessary. Because Fraxel re:pair is so effective on highly damaged skin, it is a more aggressive treatment, requiring a week or so of downtime as well as post-procedure wound care. Fraxel re:pair also stimulates new cell growth while addressing acne scarred areas and leaving healthy skin intact.
Laser Genesis is a safe, discrete and effective treatment for acne scarring. Laser Genesis heats the upper dermis well below the surface of your skin, stimulating the regrowth of collagen. Results tend to be subtle yet consistent after each treatment. Four or five treatments are usually enough to give you clearer, smoother skin. After Laser Genesis treatment, there are no embarrassing or painful side effects, such as skin irritation or bruising. Treatments are so gentle, they can be performed without topical gels or anesthetics.
The Pearl laser uses pulses of light to replace the entire top damaged layer of skin with new, healthy skin while stimulating collagen growth. A Pearl laser treatment for acne scarring is relatively painless; most patients report a series of short pinches during the treatments. Downtime is minimal, usually only three or four days. Because the Pearl laser treats your entire face, you may only need one or two treatments to renew your skin.
Thermage CPT is FDA-approved for the non-invasive treatment of acne scarring. Thermage CPT’s safe and unique radiofrequency (RF) technology heats the deeper layers of your skin, stimulating your existing collagen and promoting new collagen growth, giving you skin that looks and feels noticeably smoother, tighter and firmer. In a single treatment, Thermage CPT helps improve acne scarring with long-lasting results and no downtime.
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