When it comes to acne scars, Vancouver residents are not that different from anyone else. Acne tends to resolve on its own by the time most of us have reached our early twenties, but it can also leave behind unpleasant reminders in the form of acne scars. If you are self-conscious about your acne scars, you may want to consider undergoing professional acne scar treatments at our office in Vancouver.
Microneedling Acne Scar Treatments
A microneedling treatment involves the use of a small device that penetrates the skin to a shallow depth. After applying a topical numbing agent and moving this device over the skin, the creation of many tiny micro-channels will trigger the formation of new collagen to help minimize the appearance of acne scars and other blemishes.
One key advantage to undergoing a microneedling procedure is its ability to deliver real results with no need for any set downtime. In addition to helping with acne scars, microneedling helps with skin conditions like lines and wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, enlarged pores, stretch marks, and more. Your results will gradually build over the following weeks and months after your microneedling treatment, and the best results are usually achieved with a series of treatments.
Lasers offer significant results with less harm to healthy skin tissue than some other types of treatments. The precision of the laser allows us to precisely target acne scars and leave the surrounding skin intact.
Laser acne scar treatments work by delivering laser energy that is converted into thermal energy under the surface of your skin. This prompts your body into removing old, damaged skin tissue affected by scars and replacing it with fresh skin displaying less prominent acne scars.
Good Candidates for Acne Scar Treatments
You may make a good candidate for one of our acne scar treatments if you are in good overall health and do not currently have a skin infection. Otherwise, you would need to resolve the infection before undergoing any kind of acne scar treatment. The vast majority of patients make good candidates for microneedling and/or Fractora laser treatments for acne scars.
If you are a Vancouver resident who is ready to take action to reduce or remove your acne scars, please reach out to us at Hush by Dr. Rose to schedule a consultation and learn more about the acne scar treatments that we have available. Contact us today to book your appointment!