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What is Acne Scarring?
Acne scarring forms when active acne lesions rupture deep under the skin, causing damage.
As the skin tries to heal and clear the acne, collagen is produced as part of the repair process. In the case of depressed acne scars such as ice-pick, rolling, or boxcar the skin is producing too little of collagen. Some of us are more prone to developing acne scars than others. People with heavy inflammatory acne ( aka painful cysts and nodules) have higher chances of developing acne scarring. Also, it is critical to get the active acne under control as soon as possible as the longer it goes untreated, the higher the chances of developing acne scars. Habitual picking and squeezing of active acne breakouts will, without a doubt, result in excess acne scars. No worries- there is hope!
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Laser skin resurfacing and microneedling have both proven to significantly soften and minimize the appearance of acne scars.
Superficial/Mild Acne Scars Treatment
The modality of choice for superficial acne scarring is the non- ablative fractional resurfacing LaseMD laser. LaseMD works by creating hundreds of micro-channels and columns into the superficial dermis, while leaving the epidermis intact. A wound healing process is triggered, which then stimulates the natural production of your body's collagen and elastin.
Moderate to Severe Acne Scars Treatment
The modality of choice for the deeper acne scars is the Morpheus8 microneedling with fractional RF. Morpheus8 is the first and only full-body subdermal adipose remodeling device with the deepest fractional energy for exceptional collagen remodeling. The combination of the microscopic internal wounds and the deep heat from the radiofrequency waves triggers the skin into a healing mode, resulting in stimulation of new, healthy collagen.
Over time, the collagen plumps up and fills in from within, minimizing the depth and appearance of the acne scars. The newly formed collagen is ultimately responsible for the improvement in the appearance of acne scars. As with any non-invasive laser resurfacing treatments, multiple sessions are recommended for the best outcome.
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How Does Acne Scarring Treatment Work?
TLC Acne and Rosacea Treatment Center utilizes both the non-ablative fractional LaseMD thulium laser and the Morpheus8 microneedling with fractional radiofrequency for the treatment of acne scarring. The choice of treatment depends on the the depth and severity of the scarring. For superficial acne scarring we recommend the LaseMD minimally ablative fractional laser ( multiple sessions required) while for medium to moderately deep scars Morpheus8 microneedling RF produces better results. In the case if the scarring is very deep, we prefer to combine the power of the non- ablative LaseMD with the Morpheus8 microneedling RF within the same session for optimal improvement. Whatever the treatment of choice it is, it always involves repeated multiple sessions spaced out about 4 weeks apart .
The multiple sessions protocol aligns with the concept of stimulating collagen in the skin- a process which can take, on average, 3 to 6 months. It is the the newly created collagen that fills in and plumps up the acne scarring from within while appearing smoother, softer, and less pronounced.
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About Acne Scarring Reduction at TLC Acne and Rosacea Treatment Center
Our aesthetic center is dedicated to helping you look your best.
We have designed a results-oriented and effective protocol for the treatment of acne scarring utilizing some of the most powerful aesthetic laser devices on the market. Laser skin resurfacing treatment is a highly effective procedure for the improvement of acne scars; it can drastically soften and minimize the scarred tissue. With the emergence of new laser technologies in the last few years, significant improvement can be accomplished. The choice of a modality- if it is the non-ablative LaseMD fractional laser or the fractional RF microneedling Morpheus8 – will depend on the type , depth, and severity of the scars as well as the patient’s lifestyle and tolerance for downtime. To find out which treatment will be best for you contact TLC Acne and Rosacea Treatment Center for a complimentary consultation.
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LaseMD and Morpheus8 – Acne Scars Today, Gone Tomorrow
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