Causes of Acne Scars
Bacteria in our pores triggers our body’s natural defense mechanism, while antibodies enter the clogged pores and eliminate bacteria. Consequently, these antibodies may also inflame and destroy the skin. Hence, creating a visible indent. This is how acne scars develop. Furthermore, people with a history of acne scarring or a weak immune system, also tend to develop deeper scars.
Types of Acne Scar:
Macular acne scar – flat scar, with pigmentation.
Boxcar acne scar – round or oval shaped.
Rolling acne scar – look like waves on the skin.
Deep pit acne scar– sharp and indented.
Ice-pick acne scar – small holes in the skin.
Hypertrophic acne scar – raised and pigmented.
Keloid acne scar – raised and thick, red or purple coloured. May enlarge over time.
Acne Scar Removal Treatments
Treating acne scars depends on the type of scarring and skin type. Also, in some cases, combining different techniques may help achieve better results of scar revision. At Q Esthetics Laser Clinic, we use microneedling, microdermabrasion, chemical peels and light therapy to treat mild or shallow acne scar such as macular acne scar and shallow boxcar acne scar. And we always ensure that any active acne is under control prior to treatment.
The traditional way of treating severe and deep acne scarring, involves dermabrasion or surgical excision. Most noteworthy, they both require anaesthesia and have a long recovery period. CO2 laser resurfacing was the most common method in treating deep acne scar in the mid-90’s. This treatment also has a long recovery period, and furthermore, can cause new acne scars and loss of pigmentation.
There is now a far less-invasive solution to treat deep acne scars. Fractional laser resurfacing and PicoSure laser can provide dramatic improvements, without past risks and side effects. Furthermore, there has been a 75% improvement in acne scars using this method. At Q Esthetics laser clinic, we combine this treatment with other techniques to effectively treat acne scarring. Especially after a series of treatments (4-6 weeks apart), there will be a significant improvement in acne scars. Click to some amazing before after pictures of laser acne scar treatment from Q Esthetics.
Acne Scar Removal FAQ & Related Articles
How laser acne scar removal works?
The laser light penetrates the skin to activate the healing function. The fractional microbeams pass safely through the affected, while stimulating the creation of new collagen.
Is there any side effects with laser acne scar removal?
You may experience only mild redness, with less pain in the treated area, which lasts just a couple of days.
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Acne Scar Removal Toronto
Here at Q Esthetics, we use laser acne scar removal in conjunction with other techniques to treat a wide variety of acne scars for men and women in Toronto, Mississauga, Thornhill, North York, Scarborough, Brampton, Etobicoke, Markham, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Vaughan, Newmarket and other surrounding areas of the GTA. Our experienced medical staff will thoroughly examine your complexion to ensure the right acne scar removal options are offered to you for your specific needs.