Procedure Time : 45 minutes – 1 hour Recovery Time : None Pain Level : None to mild
Anesthesia : Topical numbing cream Permanence : 6-12 months Results : Within a few weeks
EndyMed Radio Frequency
3DEEP™ can be employed for multiple medical and aesthetic applications, including micro-ablation, non-ablative skin rejuvenation, skin tightening, acne scar treatment, cellulite treatment and body contouring.
Procedure Time : 15 minutes Recovery Time : None Pain Level : None to mild
Anesthesia : None Lasts : Has a cummulative effect Results : Within 1 week
Acne Scar FAQs
Can acne be prevented?
While there are many risk factors that can be controlled, not all breakouts can be avoided. In the past, it was thought that factors such as diet played a much larger role than it actually did. The same is true for many other habits.
Now, the general consensus among scientists seems to be that if your genetics make you likely to develop acne, habit changes may have no effect. However natural sediment buildup in the pores can be treated, and our acne scar removal treatments can address damage that has been done.
Why do acne scars develop?
Acne scars develop in situations where acne exists untreated for too long a time, or where bad breakouts have created wounds that are large enough that they don’t heal as easily as the rest of the surrounding skin.
What causes acne scars to become less visible or disappear?
There are a range of treatments, many of them available at our acne clinic in Vancouver, that can treat acne scars in different ways. Many of our treatments work by refreshing the surface layer of the skin with fresh new skin cells. Chemical Peels and Microneedling treatments both work this way.
Can someone under 18 pursue acne treatments?
Certain acne treatments for adolescents are approved, though our treatments generally target the scars that develop during late adolescence outbreaks. Those under 18 cannot elect for cosmetic procedures without the permission of their parents, and even then, some treatments are simply not effective or safe for minors.
Are the treatments permanent?
That depends on the treatment you choose, as we have several here to choose from. Some of the options, such as microneedling will rejuvenate the skin for months, at which point some of the redness may return. Other treatments can achieve lasting results where the skin heals over completely.
How can I begin acne scar treatments?
You can get started on acne scar treatments by contacting us for an initial consultation. Schedule your appointment by phone or through our convenient web form. During your consultation with Dr. Pavlou, you’ll find out if you’re a good candidate for the treatment, and which one offers you the best chance at the look you desire.