Acne scars fall into two main categories: those caused by a loss of tissue (atrophic acne scars), and those caused by an excess of tissue (hypertrophic acne scars). Within these categories, there are four main types of acne scars: ice pick, boxcar, rolling, and keloid scars. Acne scars are difficult to treat and will require combined modalities of treatments to see significant improvement. Unfortunately, over-the-counter products simply aren’t powerful enough to improve anything besides discoloration of the skin.
There are procedures, though, that can improve the look and the overall texture of your skin. Your options depend on the type of scarring you have. Most people have more than one type of scarring on their skin, so you might need a few different treatment modalities 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 is an an award winning skin revitalization treatment that uniquely combines two proven and advanced technologies – fractional CO2 and Secret RF Radio Frequency 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.
The PICO Genesis FX elevates enlighten’s existing skin revitalization capabilities and introduces a fractional approach to treating acne scars, textural concerns and aging skin on all skin types. Its novel Micro Lens Array (MLA) treats the upper layers of the epidermis and dermis which generate collagen 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. The Cutera Enlighten handpiece attachment facilitates skin remodelling deep within the skin’s dermis. Picosecond treatments have been shown to yield faster and more visible results. The Cutera Enlighten laser is optimal for targeting acne scars.