The scars that acne leaves behind might look like they’re permanent, but they don’t have to be. Underneath these inflamed and unhealthy areas of skin, there’s new skin that’s waiting to be revealed! With the combination of our treatments at Main Street Cosmetic & Skin for scarring, we can restore your skin, to a much smoother texture. Schedule your skin care consultation, and we’ll discuss the best treatment options for your particular scar and skin type. Know there is no scar and no skin type we can’t treat safely, effectively and comfortably.
The Dermapen can improve the appearance of mild to moderate acne scarring with only six treatments spaced about six weeks apart. The skin will continue to improve for up to 12 months after treatment. The Dermapen is safe to use on all skin types. The patient may experience 12 – 48 hours of skin redness and swelling post treatment, which can be easily covered up with makeup for an immediate return to work.
Superficial Chemical Peels
Superficial chemical peels may be somewhat effective on very mild acne scarring only. There are minimal risks involved and minimal downtime, however, many treatments are required to achieve optimum results. Check with your skin care specialist to make sure this treatment path is right for your skin.
Medium to Deep Chemical Peels
Deep chemical peels are only effective on mild to moderate scarring. There is more downtime involved with medium to deep chemical peels; therefore results will be achieved faster than with milder chemical peel treatments. The risks involved with deeper chemical peels increase the strength of the peel, so caution needs to be taken on certain skin types.
Dermal fillers temporarily fill indented scars. The advantage of using dermal fillers is that there is very minimal downtime and associated risk. Dermal fillers also have an added component to their use which helps regenerate skin’s collagen and elastin fibres that will help create a smoother texture and rehydrate the skin simultaneously.
This is the mildest type of skin care exfoliation because it requires no laser treatments or chemicals for the treatment to remove dead skin and resurface your skin. We use crystal abrasion to break up the dead skin cells, suction to remove any traces of the dead skin from the surface and infuse the layers with vitamins and minerals for hydrated, smoother looking skin.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
For patients that want to remove completely the topmost layer of the skin, our laser skin rejuvenation treatments will do this for you. Laser treatments will kill off all the topmost cells by light and heat energy, cause them to flake away and reveal smoother-looking layers with less pronounced scarring and signs of ageing in wrinkled skin.
Radio frequency treatments yield amazing results when combined with microneedling in the skin. These RF needling treatments will work to create micro-damage to skin that will heal around the damaged points, but this RF heat energy will work deep into the skin to lift and tighten the skin as well as killing off any bacteria that could cause skin irritations. Your skin’s imperfections will be smoothed over seamlessly. Plus, healing with radio frequency is fast, and any bleeding that could result is next to none.
CO2 Ablative Laser with our Fraxis Duo:
Like many laser skin resurfacing treatments, CO2 laser creates areas of damage in the skin that require removal or resurfacing. This treatment is better because microneedling with radio frequency is applied just before the CO2 laser, so you not only work on the internal structure of ageing skin but you work on the surface as well to reduce the appearance of scars.