Acne and acne scars treatment in Edmonton2018-09-17T23:58:38+00:00

Acne scars treatment in Edmonton

Acne vulgaris is one of the most common skin conditions and usually result in acne scars, scarring, and disfigurement. Oral retinoids, oral antibiotics, topical retinoids, topical antibiotics, and keratolytic are used to treat acne, but such treatment options have many well-known risks, complications, and limitations.

There are different factors that define the severity of the acne scars such as, male gender, How early were the first acne breakout, the severity, the frequency of the acne breakouts, and the time elapsed before starting acne treatment.
Acne scars form due to dysfunctional compensation in the tissue under the cystic acne; If the skin overcompensates then we will have more structure protein than the surrounding normal skin and the client will develop hypertrophic acne scar. But, If the compensation mechanism was not enough, then we will have a

dent or atrophic acne scar. Acne scars are classified into three main subclasses: Rolling, Ice picks, and Boxcar Acne Scars. The difference classifications rely on the acne scar characteristics, such as depth, width and tissue type.


They appear as narrowed V-shaped skin dents into deep dermis. Chemical peels considered first-line treatments followed by radiofrequency and micro-needling as a second line and third line treatment.


Are deeper and caused by bands of tissues develop between the surfaces of the skin. Fraxel laser considered the gold standard for this type,  followed by radiofrequency, fillers, and subcision.

Boxcar acne scars:

acne scars

Boxcar can leave a shadow when an uneven skin is not corrected. The first line of treatment for this type of scarring: is the punch or surgical excision with laser and radiofrequency treatment. While the second and third line treatment include

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