What Are Acne Scars?
Acne is a condition that does not discriminate and can lead to stress, anxiety and general insecurities. Unfortunately, acne can also cause scarring, which appears as small indentations in the skin. There is hope, however, thanks to modern technologies. At Skin Technique, we have a variety of treatments to help with acne and the scars that can be left as a result of having acne.
What Causes Acne Scars?
Acne scars are permanent indentations or protrusions that develop when tissue is damaged during the healing process after a pimple has popped. The severity of the scarring depends on the depth of the injury to the skin. Shallow injuries typically result in small, barely noticeable scars, while deeper injuries can cause large, noticeable depressions or raised bumps.
Several factors contribute to the development of acne scars, including picking or popping pimples, having severe acne, and having a history of scarring from other injuries. Genetics also plays a role, as some people are more likely to develop scarring than others. People with darker skin tones are also more susceptible to developing certain acne scars.
Microneedling is a minimally invasive skin rejuvenation procedure known as collagen induction therapy and percutaneous collagen injection. Using precise needles, the device stimulates the replacement of surface skin cells, revealing young, glowing skin underneath.
Intensif® (Microneedling with Radio Frequency)
Our Intensif® treatment uses precise needles to stimulate the replacement of surface skin cells, revealing young, glowing skin underneath. When we combine microneedling with RF, the added benefit of extra collagen stimulation in addition to the microneedling can give remarkable results.
Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP)
Also known as the Vampire Facial, the PRP treatment (Platelet Rich Plasma) uses a patient’s own blood to repair and reconstruct problem areas.
Platelets are the components of our blood that contain multiple growth factors and nutrients. Our enriched platelets can rejuvenate the skin and target problem areas like acne scars, wrinkles, and volume loss when administered to the skin.
The PRP treatment is a game-changer when it comes to achieving desired results. We often use PRP in combination with various treatments at our Vancouver clinic.
Acne Scars FAQ
How long does it take for acne scar treatment to work?
Acne scars can be a source of distress for many people. While there are a number of different treatments available, it can be challenging to know how long it will take for them to work. However, some general guidelines can help. For example, treatments that stimulate collagen production, such as laser therapy or microneedling, typically require sessions over several weeks or months.
Ultimately, the best way to determine how long it will take for a particular treatment to work is to consult with a Skin Technique specialist. They will be able to assess the severity of your scars and recommend the most appropriate treatment plan.
Can acne scars go away with treatment?
While the vast majority of acne scars will eventually fade on their own, some may require treatment to speed up the healing process. When you come in for a consultation, we will discuss the types of treatment plans that will work best for your skin and the severity of your acne scars.
What is the fastest way to remove acne scars?
There is no magical way to get rid of acne scars fast, but utilizing state-of-the-art treatments, science-backed products, and a proper skincare routine can make a world of difference!