Acne Scars Treatment

Acne Scars in Edmonton

Acne scars are a common side effect of acne, a skin condition that causes inflammation and visible breakouts on the skin. There are several causes of acne, including excessive stress, genetics, and hormonal imbalances. Various treatment options may be available depending on the severity and type of scarring. For more minor cases of acne scars, topical ointments, chemical peel  Hydrafacial may lessen the appearance over time. For more severe cases, Microneedling or laser treatments may be necessary to remove the marks effectively. In most cases, proper treatment can help to improve the appearance and texture of the afflicted skin. With proper care and management, those suffering from acne scars can lead healthy, happy lives without worrying about their physical wellbeing.

Acne Scars Treatment Prices

Acne scars treatments depend on the scars’ type, depth, and location. Moreover, skin tone plays an important factor.

Treatment Type Service Price
Eclipse Microneedling pen $300
TCA Chemical Peel $450
Fractora RF Microneedling $600
Fraxel Laser (full face) $900
Fotona Fractional Laser (full face) $1,200
Radiesse and Microneedling $1,200
Subcision and Bellafill $1,800

Best acne scars treatments in Edmonton

To properly treat these scars, it is important first to analyze and understand their underlying causes. With the right tools and techniques, however, it is possible to treat even the most stubborn acne scars effectively. Individuals can repair their skin and regain confidence through skin rejuvenation treatments such as laser therapy or chemical peels. So if you are struggling with acne scars and looking for an effective solution, be sure to consult with an expert today.

Many treatments are available if you want to get rid of acne scars. Laser resurfacing is one popular option that works well. However, it shouldn’t cause side effects like darker skin or keloids since it uses light energy instead. Other techniques include pulsed light sources and radiofrequency treatment. These treatment impacts will also minimize your problem areas without risking too much damage and the time commitment required before seeing results.

Microneedling treatments are an effective way to treat deep acne scars. The process stimulates collagen production in the underlying tissue. This, in turn, will help reduce scars over time because of this newly formed skin and increased elasticity.
People may experience some redness or inflammation following the treatment, but these side effects disappear once the treatment starts working properly.

Soft tissue dermal fillers are a great way to remove scars and restore your natural beauty. Indentations in the skin caused by scarring can be treated with these injections, which will cause it to produce collagen over time!

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Acne Scars types and treatment results

Acne scars are the result of both chronic and acute inflammation. The skin undergoes a rapid tissue-building phase during the healing process due to the abundance of inflammation mediators and cytokines. Your body ignores the details in order to recover and close the skin as soon as possible. This results in acne scar tissue and an uneven skin surface.

Acne scars can come in a variety of shapes and sizes. When you’re ready to get rid of your acne scars, we need to know which type you have. The majority of patients have a combination of:

  • Depressed – Goes all the way down to the skin dermal and SMAS layers
  • Raised – It rises above the surface of the skin.
  • Discolored – skin tone lighter, darker, or redder than surrounding areas.
Acne Scars Treatment with Fotona 1 after Acne Scars Treatment with Fotona 1
Before Acne Scars Treatment with Fotona After Acne Scars Treatments with Fotona

Acne Scar Treatment Summary

Session Durations

Each session take 45 to 120 min depending on the area and depth of the scars

Downtine time

One to seven days, some treatments might bruise, that can last ten to fourteen days.

Session Numbers

Most patients require 3 to 4 sessions

Level of Discomfort

Some more invasive treatments, such as Fractional laser and RF Microneedling, are more painful than others. We offer several methods to make it easier for our patients.

Session Frequency

We schedule invasive treatments such as Fractional laser and RF Microneedling for eight to twelve weeks apart.
Treatment Results
Patients start noticing results two weeks after the first treatment and the best after eight weeks of the last treatment.

Acne Scars Treatment FAQs

The new Fraxel isn’t very painful for most people; a mild prickling can be felt. We apply a topical anesthetic cream before the treatment, and now the machine comes with a Zimmer device that blows cold air on the skin as the laser works, making nerve endings less likely to hurt. The procedure doesn’t hurt very much. There are ways to lessen the pain. It’s very common for people who get microneedling to have red, itchy skin. Microneedling takes a long time to work, but research has shown that it is a safe and effective way to improve the skin’s health.
There should be no strenuous activity for about two weeks until the healing process is complete. A new layer of skin will cover the area you had surgery on in two weeks, at which point you can apply makeup and go about your daily routine.
Scars come in different depth and shapes,but some people are more likely to get certain types of scars than others. Your scars may be raised or depressed, large or small, deep or shallow, and spread across your body. Keloids, which are raised scars, are more likely to show up on the back or chest. There are also more raised scars in people of colour, even on their faces. Boxcar and rolling scars, as well as deeper icepick scars, usually only appear on the face. In most cases, the type and severity of the scars you have will help us to figure out which kind of treatment will work best for you. Those who have raised scars that are caused by too much collagen won’t be helped by treatments like microneedling, which are meant to make collagen grow. Treating scars that aren’t flat won’t help with raised scars, either. So, when you talk to a dermatologist about your treatment options, they’ll look at the type of scarring you have as one of the first things they look at.
If you have been taking Accutane (isotretinoin) for the last six months, do not have this procedure. You can’t use any exfoliants like retinol or all topical acne treatments for a week before surgery. These include glycolic acid, benzo peroxide, and hydroquinone. DON’T put on makeup, mascara, or eyeliner. Do not shave any hair in the area that needs to be cleaned. A man might have to shave two times. The six weeks before the laser treatment, don’t use a tanning bed or get a tan. Please stay out of the sun and don’t get tanned for the healthiest skin possible. Tell us if you have had cold sores in the past because you might need to take an antiviral pill three days before your procedure.
The number of treatments required depends on the depth of the scarring and how the scarring affects your skin. When you come in for your consultation, we will have a look and feel and determine from there.
Yes. After the initial consultation, we will design a treatment plan to address all your concerns

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Information about Acne Scars

Why do I have acne scars?

Acne scars are the results of acne lesions becoming inflamed. The acne pore expands, and the pore wall weakens. Certain types of acne breakouts are tiny, and the scars they leave are shallow and swiftly heal. Occasionally, the contents of blemishes leak into the surrounding tissue, resulting in deeper scarring.

Can I prevent Acne from leaving scars on my face?

The best course of action is to manage acne as soon as feasible. Begin treating it immediately, and see your healthcare professional if your acne does not improve with over-the-counter acne medications. Rapid therapy helps keep outbreaks at bay and prevents acne from progressing to a more severe stage. Prevent pimples to avoid scarring.

Are Acne Scars Permanent?

While acne is often a transient condition, acne scars may be permanent. Scars, however undesirable, are a natural component of the skin’s healing process after damage caused by a wound or accident.

How deep are my acne scars?

Icepick scars are narrow, V-shaped over 2mm wide, and have a sharp border. It runs deep, and its roots continue vertically to the deep dermis or subcutaneous tissue. Due to the extent of their roots, icepick scars are resistant to traditional skin resurfacing techniques. Boxcar scars are larger, round–oval depressions with well-defined vertical borders. Skin resurfacing treatments are effective on shallow boxcar scars (0.1–0.5mm) but are ineffective on deep boxcar scars (0.5mm). Rolling scars are atrophic and wide (measuring up to 5mm in diameter). There has scar tissue that connects them to the dermis level.

Acne Scars Removal in Edmonton

Acne scars are the marks left on the skin by cystic acne. Acne scars are caused by chronic and acute inflammation and are treated with laser. Because of the abundance of inflammation mediators and cytokines, the skin goes through a rapid tissue-building phase during the healing process. Your body ignores the details to recover and close the skin as quickly as possible in another world. As a result, it will leave scar tissue and an uneven skin surface.

Acne Scars’ Types

Scars are classified into four types based on their appearance and edges: icepick, rolling, boxcar, and atrophic scars. There are several  treatment options are available.

What are the most effective acne scar treatments?

Years of assisting a client with severe and complex acne scarring. We created a protocol that employs two distinct technologies:

Fractora Microneedling

The RF microneedling mechanically disrupts the scar tissue; we then need to resurface the skin with a fractional or ablative laser.

Fractional Laser

Many similarities exist between Fraxel and Fotona lasers. They are both fractional, which allows them to have much shorter recovery times than traditional lasers. Both of these procedures make use of a variety of laser light wavelengths. This enables them to treat acne scars and other types of aging. Finally, both the Fraxel and Fotona lasers are non-invasive. Because they don’t involve incisions or needles, they’re less intimidating than many other treatment options. While they share some similarities, Fraxel and Fotona also have significant differences.

To begin with, Fraxel is completely non-ablative, so your surface skin is not affected in any way. During the treatment, Fotona employs some non-ablative lasers and an ablative laser. This enables Fotona to treat surface imperfections that Fraxel does not. However, this does not imply that Fotona requires more recovery time. Fraxel is a more aggressive treatment for acne scars and facial aging. As a result, Fotona causes only mild redness following the procedure, which fades within a few hours. Most patients receive Fotona treatment during their lunch break and return to work. Fraxel, on the other hand, will have a longer recovery period. After the procedure, your skin will be red, and it may take three to seven days to fade. You’ll be able to go to work, but you may be unhappy with how your skin looks for a few days.

Fraxel Dual Laser

Fraxel is a fractional laser that is non-ablative. The term “non-ablative” refers to the fact that, while the laser can treat deeper layers of the skin, it leaves the skin’s surface intact. It directs laser energy through the skin rather than piercing it. Fraxel sends many thin beams of light into your skin, hence the term “fractional.” Other lasers employ a single, thicker beam. While fractional lasers produce excellent cosmetic results, they require far less recovery time than traditional lasers.

How does Fraxel work?

Fraxel uses fractional laser light beams to break down scar tissue from acne scars. The heat also stimulates your body’s production of new collagen, a natural protein that keeps your skin smooth and firm. Because the new collagen replace Your acne scars become less visible, your acne scars become less visible. Its collagen-building abilities can firm up your skin, reducing fine lines and wrinkles. Fraxel also helps to reduce age spots by breaking down excess pigment in the skin.

Fotona Laser

The Fotona 3D Laser Face Lift is a one-of-a-kind procedure. The procedure employs three distinct types of laser action. First, it employs an intense long-pulse ND-Yag laser, a non-ablative laser that generates heat deep within the skin in order to stimulate collagen production. This laser penetrates deep into the skin, heating the deep layers and stimulating collagen production. 

Fraxel and Fotona Laser for Acne Scars Treatment

With all of the differences between Fraxel and Fotona, how do you know which one best fits your needs? Best fits your skin, priorities, and the cosmetic issues you want to address. You are not required to figure it out on your own. That is why we offer laser patients free consultations. Our laser technicians are well-versed in skin and lasers and can advise you on which procedure best suits your skin. We’ll be able to explain what each treatment entails and assist you in deciding which path to take. Keep in mind that each person’s course of treatment will be unique. We’ll be able to estimate how many sessions you’ll need with your preferred treatment before you see the desired results.

TCA Cross Chemical peel

At the Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre in Edmonton, we offer TCA cross chemical peels for acne scars. TCA peels are one of the most popular types of chemical peels, and they work by removing the top layer of skin. This reveals the new, unblemished skin beneath and can help to improve the appearance of acne scars. The TCA peel is a medium-depth peel, which means that it can be used on most skin types. However, patients with dark skin may experience some hyperpigmentation after a TCA peel, so it is important to discuss this with your doctor before undergoing treatment. The Albany Cosmetic and Laser Centre is dedicated to providing our patients with the best possible care, and our experienced staff will work with you to ensure that you get the results you desire. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

How to Get On the Path to Smoother Skin in Edmonton

Regardless of how common acne scars are, they are inconvenient. Acne affects 80 percent of people between the ages of 11 and 30, and many of them have scars as a result. While there are no reliable methods for treating acne scars at home, you can achieve fantastic results in the hands of trained professionals using the right acne scar laser. Schedule a free skincare treatment consultation today if you’re ready to take the first step toward clearer, smoother skin you can be proud of. Request a consultation Or fill out the form

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