Do I really need acne scar removal?

Although acne is something that affects many people and is not life threatening it is still bothersome. It is bad enough that we have to get and deal with pimples, but we also have to be reminded of the pimple once it is gone. It is a double negative whammy. Scarring from acne is a common but unpleasant circumstance.

Types of acne

There are three different types of acne, which are mild acne, moderate acne, and severe acne. Mild acne is associated with whiteheads or blackheads and are the most common. Moderate acne can cause red and inflamed pimples called papules. And finally, severe acne is usually ingrown, painful and are formed as cysts.

Usually, with more moderate acne the scars fade more easily and no treatment is needed. But, with severe acne, this is the type of acne that leaves more permanent scars versus moderate and mild acne. If the scars become very bothersome it is best to do something about it. Luckily, there are treatments for acne scars. Acne scars are normally characterized with a dip also called rolling scars and scars that are deep and narrow. In order for one’s acne to be treated, one’s acne needs to be stabilized.

How do I treat acne scars?

Treatments for acne scars will vary on how harsh the scars are. Estheticians will suggest microdermabrasion to alleviate the appearance of scars. Microdermabrasion is usually used to treat milder acne. With microdermabrasion, small crystals are applied to the skin to softly get rid of the outer layer of the skin. In other words, it is an exfoliation and skin transformation process that allows the skin to become softer, smoother and brighter.

For more severe scarring fractional laser resurfacing is helpful. With fractional laser resurfacing the laser eliminates the affected top layer of the skin and tightens the middle layer. This leaves the skin to become smoother. For this treatment, we use the Palomar Starlux 500 laser with the Lux1540 hand-piece. The microbeams in this machine build profound fine columns of tissue coagulation, penetrating seven layers deep into the skin, while protecting the nearby tissue from harm. Therefore, producing an innate remedy that increases the development of innovative, healthy tissue, that allows the skin to become resurfaced, heightened and scarring becomes less noticeable.

You’ll be happy to know that it is safe for all skin types. You’ll be a number one candidate if you are looking to improve your skin tone and texture. This treatment is non-invasive and doesn’t involve the use of topical anesthesia. It is important to know that you might experience some redness but thankfully you won’t have to take any time off work. Any redness you might experience will only last for about two to five days after the treatment.

Lastly, there is micro needling. This treatment is known for collagen stimulation. It requires the process of using fine needles to generate small hidden puncture wounds on the top layer of the skin. The procedure kindles your skin’s innate capacity to cure itself and in the course generates collagen and elastin. The skin’s rejuvenation results in coagulating the derm. With its capacity to stimulate the production of new skin cells, just a couple treatments will remarkably diminish fine lines, wrinkles, acne scars, and much more.


Contact us

At Mederm Esthetics & Laser we have over 12 years experience in the skin care and laser industry servicing Woodbridge. We believe healthy skin is beautiful skin. Overall, having beautiful and smooth skin is something that we know you want to attain. Contact us today, and we will help you solve your acne scar issues, so you can walk with confidence and pride. We offer free consultations and have a warm and welcoming staff.