Removal of acne scars can be simple! Selection of dedicated treatments
A memory from the youth, or where do acne scars come from?
Acne is a disease that affects most of the population to a greater or lesser degree. It may occur already in infancy - however, at that time it usually disappears rapidly only to return in a more severe form during puberty. Unfortunately, it does not always disappear together with temporary ranging hormones. It also happens to adults, which is most often caused by hormonal disorders.
Quite often it happens that this chronic, inflammatory disease leaves permanent traces on the body. Acne scars are a result of damage to the dermis, the fibrous connective tissue of which is not able to rebuild. The healing process is inhibited by improper care, primarily pimple popping, which results in bacterial spread and exacerbation of inflammation. A result of improper healing are acne scars.
Reduction of acne scars has become a strong need over the years. With age, the loss of collagen in the skin makes unsightly acne scars more visible. This is when patients usually choose to undergo treatments such as laser removal of acne scars.
Ways to treat acne scars
Even if the fight against acne seems to be won, this disease may leave a permanent trace. Acne scars and post-acne hyperpigmentation are a typical and common phenomenon. Although there are e.g. acne scars on the back, most often these lesions concern the face are which is visible and always exposed. This significantly affects the well-being and self-esteem, and may also impair the patient's relationship with other people.
Reduction of acne scars is the most effective during the period of wound healing and when scars are still fresh. Creams for acne scars that fight imperfections, reduce the visibility of hyperpigmentation and prevent recurrence of the disease, prove to be effective.
Acne scar ointments available in pharmacies nourish, regenerate and soothe the damaged skin, significantly improving its appearance. Retinol is also good for acne scars, because it shrinks the pores and regulates sebum production. It improves the condition and tone of the skin, but, importantly, it does not cure scars.
Alternative to a cream: acne scar treatments
Cosmetics for acne scars such as creams, ointments, oils and other preparations generally bring the expected result only if they are applied during active acne or fresh scars and hyperpigmentations. It also happens that even then they are not sufficiently effective - acne scars remain and make the face look ugly. Fortunately, aesthetic medicine offers solutions the effectss of which will satisfy even the demanding patients. At Sense Med Concept we offer a wide range of solutions for various types of acne scars. One of the more commonly selected ones is laser therapy of acne scars. Below we discuss some of the popular treatments.
Laser removal of acne scars as part of the Alma Harmony XL PRO treatment brings a durable and desired effect in the form of reducing unsightly lesions, correcting hyperpigmentation, evening out the skin tone, but also improving skin density and firmness.
The Alma Harmony XL PRO laser treatment means three laser technologies combined in one device. For the removal of acne scars and post-acne hyperpigmentation, the Pixel Er:YAG head is used. In order to achieve a satisfactory result, the laser removal of acne scars must be repeated at least 4 times.
Dermapen microneedle mesotherapy consists in performing controlled skin damage to activate regenerative processes in the skin. In addition, Dermapen stimulates the production of collagen and elastin, which have a significant role in regeneration of damaged tissues. As a result, the skin on the face is definitely smoother and more elastic.
The patient, who selects Dermapen, observes the effects in the form of stimulation of better circulation, stimulation of skin receptors and encouraging regeneration processes. One of the greatest advantages of Dermapen for scars is the absence of side effects typical of a laser, such as hypo- or hyperpigmentation. Recovery time is also shorter.
Virtue RF acne scar treatment involves micropunctures of the dermis in combination with the action of a radio wave. The resulting microdamage stimulates collagen production in the skin, and radiofrequency microneedling delives heat to the required depth, which further stimulates collagen and elastin remodelling.
The cooling function, which is used for the Virtue RF treatment, reduces discomfort during the treatment of acne scars. The result is not only reduction of acne scars, but also thickening and evening out of the skin structure and its visual rejuvenation.
Acne peeling consists in application of a product containing a chemical substance that allows for a controlled exfoliation of the skin. The aim of the procedure is stimulation and in-depth nutrition. In order to achieve the desired effect, you should apply a product on acne scars that works not only on the epidermis, but also on the dermis (the so-called deep peeling).
After the treatment, the skin is smooth and nourished, and acne scars are significantly reduced. In addition, the patient gains the effect of removing hyperpigmentation, which is characteristic of freshly healed acne.
The above list is not an exhaustive catalogue of procedures offered at Sense Med Concept and dedicated to the patients fighting with acne scars. Among the laser methods for acne scars, it is worth to mention, for example, a thulium laser and CO2 fractional laser. Geneo, on the other hand, can be a supplement to the therapy in the case of oily, acne prone skin, which is complicated by scarring. In the spirit of Sense Med Concept, the type of therapy is always tailored to the needs and conditions of the patient. Acne scar treatments help to recover not only attractive appearance, but also higher self-esteem and self-confidence in contacts with othe people.
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