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 a combination of our acne scar treatments at Main Street Cosmetic and Skin, 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.
Step into Main Street Cosmetic and Skin and be surprised and delighted by how the appropriate combination of these treatments can eliminate or reduce the degree of your scarring. Only medically trained professionals will consult and treat your skin at Main Street. Our equipment is the best available for scarring; you can come in with complete confidence in our approach and treatments to reduce your previously thought life-long scars. In addition to the efficiency of our treatments, pricing is highly competitive and for the benefit of our clients.
There are a few different acne scar treatments that are effective for improving damage left by acne:
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 risks. Dermal fillers also have 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 skincare 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 needling
Radio frequency (RF) treatments yield amazing results when combined with microneedling in the skin. These RF treatments will work to create micro-damage to skin that will heal around the damage 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.
In the below video, our Cosmetic Nurse Felicity discusses Acne Scarring and how we can use a variety of acne scar treatments to improve the appearance of acne scarred skin.