Acne Scarring: 4 Helpful Frequently Asked Questions - LMC

Acne Scarring: 4 Frequently Asked Questions

Acne Scarring Frequently Asked Questions

1- What is Acne Scarring?

Acne scarring refers to the permanent marks or indentations left on the skin as a result of severe acne lesions. The destruction of collagen and elastin fibers, which are responsible for the skin’s smooth and firm appearance, can occur when acne-related inflammation of the skin occurs. As the skin attempts to recuperate itself, it might deliver excessively or too little collagen, bringing about various sorts of skin inflammation scars.

2- What Are The Most Common Types of Acne Scars?

Acne scars come in a variety of forms, including:

Ice Pick Scars

These are profound, restricted, and pitted scars that look like little openings or punctures in the skin.

Boxcar Scars

These scars have distinct advantages and are more extensive and shallower than ice pick scars. They regularly have a container-like shape.

Rolling Scars

Due to the pulling of the skin downward by fibrous bands of tissue, these scars give the skin an uneven or wavy appearance.

Hypertrophic Scars

These raised scars frequently develop as a result of excessive collagen production during healing.

Keloid Scars

Like hypertrophic scars, keloid scars are raised and stretch out past the limits of the first skin break out sore. They can be bigger and more perceptible than different sorts of scars.

3- What Skin Types Tend To Scar More Easily?

Skin type 1 is the fairest and has freckles and a reddish undertone by nature. Individuals with Type 1 skin are probably going to have blonde or red hair with porcelain or exceptionally fair skin. They are probably going to consume after sun openness yet have a low potential for scarring.

Type 2 skin is fair or cream shaded. Type 2 skin types are more likely to burn than to tan, have light hair, and have blue or brown eyes. Unless the wound is slow to heal, there is a low risk of scarring.

Although slightly darker than Type 2, Type 3 skin is still fair and golden in tone. Individuals with Type 3 skin might have brown or green eyes and tan effectively, but may ignite with long openness to the sun. Type 3 skin has a higher scarring potential than Type 1 or 2.

Type 4 skin is portrayed as olive or caramel conditioned, commonly with hazel or earthy colored eyes and dim hair. Type 4 skin tans easily and can still burn if exposed to the sun for a long time. Type 4 skin scars without any problem.

Skin of Type 5 can be olive or rich brown. Brown eyes, dark hair, and a tendency to tan are typical characteristics of Type 5. Although Type 5 skin rarely burns, it is highly susceptible to scarring.

Type 6 skin goes from profound mahogany to extremely dim brown. People with Type 6 skin tend to have black hair, dark brown eyes, and tan quickly and easily. However, they are very likely to develop abnormal scarring.

4- What Are The Best Treatments To Diminish Acne Scarring?

Most people have more than one type of scarring on their skin, so you might need a few different treatment madlities in order to see the best results. At LMC – Laser Medical Clinic, advanced skin rejuvenation treatments are combined in order to produce the most optimal results.

Cutera’s Secret PRO: This award winning skin revitalization treatment uniquely combines 2 proven and advanced technologies – fractional CO2 laser and Secret RF Radio Requency Microneedling – to safely and effectively treat all layers of the skin. The procedure options are ideal for skin revitalization concerns improving scarring while enhancing overall skin tone and texture, and promoting neocollagenesis through skin resurfacing. 

Also, by combining platelet-rich plasma (PRP) to this treatment, it stimulates the body’s ability to grow cells and repair tissue. The PRP is delivered into the microneedling openings created during the treatment, therefore they are able to penetrate deeper into the skin. You can expect even greater results when platelet-rich plasma therapy is combined with Cutera Secret PRO.

Pico Genesis FX: This treatment elevates enlighten’s existing skin revitalization capabilities and introduces a fractional approach to treating acne scars, textural concerns and aging and is safe for all skin types. Its Micro Lens Array (MLA) treats the upper layers of the epidermis and dermis which generate collage stimulation and remodeling of the skin. The expansion of this new fractional treatment means more efficacious results with little to-no downtime for active lifestyles. 

To see if this treatment is right for you, contact our team to book a complimentary consultation. During this time we are more than happy to meet you, thoroughly answer all your questions and concerns and prepare you for your treatment. Call our team, LMC – Laser Medical Clinic at (416) 548-6548.

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