EndoLift And Acne Scarring
Skin disease affects around 54% of the UK population every year, with only 23–33% benefiting from proper medical attention. One of the most common types is acne and the scarring that it leaves behind once it clears up. However, this stubborn skin condition can be addressed using EndoLift – our new, revolutionary, minimally invasive laser treatment!
How does acne scarring form, and who does it affect?
Acne scars form due to the inflammation of acne blemishes. Most blemishes are small and heal quickly, but they can also merge into other tissues and cause much deeper scarring. Two common forms of acne scarring can develop – either an indentation or raised bump, the latter suggesting your skin has created enough collagen to heal the wound caused by acne.
Acne most commonly affects teens and young adults aged between 11 all the way up to 30; for girls, this is from the ages of 14 to 17, and for boys, this is from the ages of 16 to 19. On the other hand, scarring affects around 30% of those who have moderate or severe acne. Again, since most cases of acne are found in teens, they are the most likely to see scarring.
Ice pick, rolling, and boxcar acne scars are the three types that will likely form.
How can EndoLift laser treatment help improve acne scarring?
EndoLift has previously been found to be a safe and effective treatment for acne scars when performed alongside a Subcision, improving the appearance of scars in 90% of patients.
This laser treatment can be performed with a Subcision or even on its own. Either way, EndoLift helps significantly reduce acne scarring for all patients who end up receiving it. Since acne causes a loss of collagen and EndoLift increases its production, you are essentially cancelling out the losses and helping the skin to naturally heal.
Subcision with Endolift is done with a single perforation on each side, reducing the pain and scar risk in patients. The effects of a Subcision on its own are mild to moderate due to the high reappearance rate. But when paired with EndoLift, the results are a lot more definitive, and patient satisfaction rises, suggesting the importance of EndoLift’s role in the treatment.
The microfibre laser used in the treatment does not penetrate the skin whatsoever. It actually passes through the outer layer and into the superficial fat layer, where it then proceeds to burn away the fat and water with a laser under the skin. The doctor will fan the microfibre across the target area and provide three deep layer effects – laser lipolysis, collagen remodelling, and connective photobiomodulation. As this occurs, the skin tightens, and fine lines will smoothen. For acne scarring, your skin will start to rejuvenate and naturally heal.
One session of EndoLift can help repair a good chunk of the acne scars, but more may be needed for you to see optimal results. One person’s acne scarring may be more severe than another, and vice versa, so it all depends on circumstances. Overall, we are sure that you’ll receive the results you’re looking for one way or another!
What is a typical EndoLift treatment session?
Before launching straight into the treatment with a second thought, we instead discuss with all our patients their exact situation so that we have the full picture prior to the procedure. This will include their expectations and understanding of the procedure. Your clinician will assess your acne scars and determine how many treatment sessions it may take to achieve your desired result – be it just the one if you have mild acne scarring or even multiple. They will also need to know any allergies you have so they can be avoided.
Then, when it comes to the actual treatment, we insert specific single-use micro-optical fibres under the skin to melt the fat away, helping boost collagen and make your skin tighter. Again, this is minimally invasive as it does not require any incisions or local anaesthesia whatsoever. Not only that, but the treatment can last up to half an hour in total, depending on your scars.
In the end, the single-use microfibers are removed and then thrown away when done.
It’s as easy as that!
Why should acne scar sufferers look to this new treatment for help?
For all you acne sufferers out there, all options may have already been exhausted. Not everyone finds the exact solution to be completely effective. Altogether though, there is:
- Home skincare
- Soft tissue fillers
- Steroid injection
- Laser resurfacing
- Other energy-based procedures
- Chemical peel
- Skin needling
- OnabotulinumtoxinA (Botox)
EndoLift is recommended by tons of practitioners across the world for its fantastic results and the fact that invasiveness is kept to a bare minimum. No anaesthesia is needed, it’s safe, visible and effective, and it can be combined with other treatments for long-term success.
Acne sufferers should look towards EndoLift as it’s new, exciting, and a true working solution. Considering you don’t need much downtime afterwards either, it’s no wonder more and more practitioners – like ourselves – are frequently turning towards it. Furthermore, the technology has been greatly improved these past few years, ensuring that it’s the best it can possibly be!
Book your appointment with Aesthetics of Liverpool today!
At Aesthetics of Liverpool, we want to provide you with as much knowledge as possible regarding all of our treatments so you can choose what is best for you. Endolift is one such treatment we offer, but its effects on acne scars are proving to be extremely promising.
If you are intrigued by the effects of Endolift on acne scars, get in touch with one of our qualified experts to find out more! Or head over to our website and book your consultation appointment – we can’t wait to welcome you into our family here at Aesthetics of Liverpool!