The Blog Effective Solutions for Acne Scarring
Acne is a common condition that will affect the majority of people at some point in their lives, whether mild or severe. Scarring that is on the severe side of the spectrum can especially have psychosocial implications and cause the person to feel self conscious so treatment plans that help to reduce the appearance are invaluable.
Whilst treatment is most effective at the early stages of scarring, there are still procedures that work to reduce the appearance of longer standing scars. Here we will outline some details of acne scarring; how it occurs and most crucially, treatment options.
When does acne scarring occur?
Acne occurs when your pores become clogged with too much oil and dead skin cells. Naturally your body will try to heal which works well for acne that has formed close to the surface of the skin – this usually results in minimal scarring.
When the breakout penetrates deep into the skin and damages the tissue underneath, acne scars are formed. Your body starts to replace the damaged tissue but often produces either too much or too little, which results in raised scars or skin depressions.
What treatment is available?
The main consideration when discussing treatment options is that the acne status should be resolved in order to achieve effective, long lasting results. When it comes to acne scarring treatment, there are two main options available – Skin Needling and a Factional Non-Ablative Laser treatment. Lets discuss these in more detail.
This procedure involves encouraging the generation of new collagen to help the skin regenerate with a smoother surface. By using a number of ultra-fine needles, mechanical damage is caused to the problem areas, triggering your body’s natural healing response. This treatment has minimal discomfort and short recovery time but needs to be repeated a number of times depending on the severity of the scarring for effective results.
Factional Non-Ablative Laser Treatment
Working in a similar manner to the needling procedure, this laser treatment works by creating tiny microthermal zones that your body repairs through the generation of new collagen. Your body’s natural healing process is induced so more blood flows to the area and new skin cells are produced. This treatment continues to work over time so maximum results won’t be noticeable until three months after the procedure. This is a more effective treatment than Skin Needling so needs a lesser number of repeat procedures.
How to choose the best cosmetic clinic
The best clinic for your acne scarring treatment? Right here at Contour Clinics. Offering personalised treatment plans that are catered specifically for your requirements, we work carefully and professionally to achieve the best results possible. Whether you will benefit most from needling, the laser treatment or both, we generate the optimum plan for you.
When choosing Contour Clinics, you receive a complimentary consultation, skin assessment and follow up appointment to assess your results. Our experts administer only premium branded products that are approved by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) so you know you are in safe hands.
To speak to a member of our team and book your complimentary consultation, call us on 1300 233 803 or complete an online enquiry form.