Dealing with persistent acne is one thing, but dealing with stubborn scars is just another horrifying situation that no one of us wants to encounter. But sadly, acne is one of the most common skin conditions and many struggles with it. So dealing with its aftermath is also inevitable. At some point, if one can put an end to acne, the adverse scarring never seems to leave us alone. Many factors can trigger acne, and usually, whoever faces frequent breakouts has to endure these painful pimples and lesions for several years if left untreated. Some types of acne do not cause too much trouble, and the scars also seem to heal independently. However, some lesions intoxicate the surrounding tissue by spilling their contents out and causing adverse scars.
The beauty world is ever-evolving, and new advancements are taking over the market. The past problems are now easy to solve with multiple beneficial procedures and treatments. Acne and acne scars have been a problem without a solution for quite a long time. But today, many acne scar reduction treatments are available that can treat and address the root of the issue and help people achieve clearer and healthier skin. These quick, effective procedures can promise visible results with minimal downtime than surgical treatments. You can undergo any process depending upon your preference and the type of results you require.
Minimally-Invasive Scar Reduction Treatments
Acne scars are stubborn and do not go away quickly. Moreover, every person responds differently to any treatment. Thus, with acne reduction approaches, any person can have various options to choose from and derive preferred results. Following are some of the most common acne reduction methods that have effectively helped many improve their skin appearance:
As the name refers, micro-needling uses micro-needles to make tiny pricks into the skin. These micro-injuries induce a response in the skin that increases its healing process, and in this effort, the cellular production of collagen increases. This, in return, enhances the skin texture and can eliminate indentation, discoloration, and the appearance of scars. This procedure is minimally invasive but requires very little recovery time so that a person can go back directly to his routine life after micro-needling.
Radiofrequency is another treatment that uses waves to target the skin and, in return, boost its ability to adapt to new changes, including the skin’s better cellular and tissue-level performance. The thermal waves realign the collagen fiber and cause it to remodel, resulting in firmer, tighter, and smooth skin with a huge reduction in the scars. The thermal waves do not cause any damage to the skin’s outer surface but work from within the deep layers of the skin.
The Picosecond is another technology for acne scar reduction that uses ultrashort pulses and creates a vibrational response within the cellular level, increasing collagen and elastin protein production, making the skin smoother and tighter. The name represents the mechanism of this procedure. These short waves create a repetitive vibrational cycle that makes the skin undergo resurfacing, which helps in improving skin texture and appearance.
INFINI is a combination treatment that uses micro-needles and fractional radiofrequency (RF) waves to make micro-injuries in the skin that conduct radiofrequency waves and induce collagen production. INFINI is more effective than other micro-needling and radiofrequency treatments because it uses a combinational mixture of both and provides quicker and better results.
Soft tissue fillers
These are injectable treatments that use fat, collagen, or other substances to plump up the skin by injecting the contents in the indented place to reduce the appearance of the scars. This is a quick and temporary method of toning down scars and requires follow-up sessions if you want to maintain desired results. The duration for repeat treatments is yearly, and you may have to get touch-ups sooner depending upon the state of your skin and scars.
In this treatment, steroids are injected within the skin that is scarred, relieving the burning, itching, and discomfort that the scar may cause. Steroid injections are a temporary solution, and retreatments are required to maintain results for a more extended period. The goal is to improve skin texture and help it heal quickly.
This is an aggressively invasive scar reduction procedure. Chemical solutions are applied on top of the scarred skin, which removes the outer layer of the skin and allows new skin to grow and replace the damaged skin layer. These treatments effectively reduce scars, but they come at a considerable cost of side effects. Pigmentation being the number one cause of these procedures, can later lead to worse scars and skin issues.
This, too, is an aggressive approach to addressing skin scars like a chemical peel. The outer layer of the skin is removed by using a scraper that removes the scarred skin down to your dermis. This procedure can entirely wipe away surface scars and effectively reduces the appearance of deeper scars. The drawbacks can include worse scarring and a change in skin color and tone.
All these acne scar reduction procedures can ensure effective results. However, it is up to you to choose whichever method you feel can help you achieve your desired results. All you need is a bit of assistance, and Cutera Aesthetics can be your ultimate savior in this regard. So hurry up and get a free consultation today!