Acne Scarring Treatments: Journey to Clearer Skin
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Acne is one of the most common skin conditions in the world, affecting eight in ten people in the UK between the ages of 11 and 30. It most often develops when we are teenagers and young adults, but can still occur as adults, affecting people aged 25 to 40 still. Acne itself is an issue that we have to deal with, but when the acne scars our skin, we can be left self-conscious even in adulthood.
Acne scars are typically the result of inflamed blemishes caused by skin pores engorged with excess oil, dead skin cells and bacteria. These pores swell, breaking the follicle wall, thus causing the acne to scar. Minor and shallow lesions usually heal quickly, but many deep acne scars can stay vigilant on the skin for a long time.
The appearance of acne scars can be a concern for many adult men and women, making them feel self-conscious about their appearance. But, if this is you, you shouldn’t feel ashamed of how you look; there are ways that you can reduce the appearance of your scars to make your skin look youthful and smooth again.
Keep reading to learn more about the acne scarring treatments that we offer here at Aesthetics of Liverpool which can help reduce your scarring and boost your confidence; choosing the right treatment for your skin’s needs and the condition is necessary if you want to retain the longest-lasting results.
The Skin Pen for Acne Scarring
The Skin Pen is the number one acne scarring treatments in the USA and has hopped across the pond to dominate the industry in the UK, too. It is endorsed by the world’s leading plastic surgeons, dermatologists and medical professionals. Men and women alike are going mad for this treatment due to its’s miracle-like results; the Skin Pen reduces the appearance of wrinkles, scars and fine lines, while also replenishing the surface.
If you suffer from acne scarring and need a confidence boost, this treatment is ideal for you. The micro-needling device has been proven to improve the appearance of the skin like no other treatment. The Skin Pen is also the only FDA approved micro-needling device in the world, and unlike many alternatives, it works on all shades of skin.
But how exactly does it work? The Skin Pen creates thousands of ultra-precise micro-punctures in the skin’s dermis every second, which stimulates the skin’s natural healing processes which in turn, trigger new collagen production. Collagen helps maintain the skin’s elasticity and youthfulness, but the production slows down as we age. The Skin Pen helps create new collagen, giving the skin its youthful feel and appearance once again, and eliminating the appearance of acne scars.
The versatility of the Skin Pen’s cordless design makes it easy to treat multiple areas of the body such as the face, neck, chest, hands, legs, abdomen and back. The procedure itself only takes around 30 minutes depending on the size and number of areas being treated and the damage of the skin. With little downtime too, this treatment is ideal for people who need to be back on their feet running around at work or at home post-procedure.
Subcision for Repressed Acne Scarring
Subcision is a fantastic treatment when treating rolling scars, especially when combined with treatments such as The Skin Pen and laser treatments. Subcision works by an 18 or 20 gauge needle being inserted into the dermis adjacent to the scar where it is moved back and forth in a fan-like motion- this causes trauma to the scar tissue in order to stimulate the body’s natural healing process for collagen regrowth.
Combining the above treatments will bring your clients outstanding results of smooth, clearer skin that can’t be achieved with most other combinations; and all this without causing damage to the surrounding areas.
Chemical Peels for Acne Scarring
If you want an alternative solution to your acne scarring, then chemical peels can help you achieve your clear skin goals. At Aesthetics of Liverpool, we have a range of skin peels to give you smooth and radiant skin. The peels work by removing the dead skin cells to encourage cellular renewal and collagen production. Our peels work much better than the ones found in stores as they essentially remove the top layer of the skin to reveal a fresh, smoother and clearer underlayer.
Chemical peels deliver visible results after just one session, and you will notice that your skin feels softer and smoother instantly However, we recommend a course of 3 to 6 treatments for lighter skin tones, and the darker the tone gets, the more varied the courses will be. This is to guarantee optimal results from your chosen peel, your skin type and condition. Our Cosmelan Peel, for instance, is a one time only peel because of its deep-working chemicals and nutrients.
Here are some of our top skin rejuvenating peels that are perfect for ridding you of your acne scarring and promoting clear, smooth skin:
Glycolic Peels refresh your dull, tired skin and revitalise your overall look. The peel is suitable for sensitive skin and is effective in treating a range of skin conditions including acne and acne scarring, as well as depigmentation.
Salicylic Peels also use a less aggressive formula to combat oily and acne-prone skin. It is derived from willow bark, wintergreen leaves and sweet birch and has a calming effect on the skin due to its anti-inflammatory qualities. The peel exfoliates the skin, penetrating down to the lower layers and increasing its ability to retain moisture. It also reduces redness, the appearance of blemishes, unclogs pores and leaves visibly instant results.
TCA Peels are a medium strength peel which has become increasingly popular in the aesthetics industry due to its ability to treat a wide range of skin conditions, including acne and acne scarring. The peel works by penetrating the skin deeply, eliminating dead skin cells and encouraging collagen production in the skin’s lower levels.
A Jessner Peel is a deep strength peel which creates outstanding results when used to treat a number of skin conditions. It revitalises and replenishes problematic skin by diminishing dead skin cells and creating a smoother-looking complexion. Because it is a strong peel, it’s best used on people who don’t have sensitive skin.
Check out our website to learn more about us here at Aesthetics of Liverpool and our amazing acne scarring treatments which can diminish the appearance of your scars. Have another cosmetic concern? We have a vast range of treatments which can help you gain your desired look.