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Acne scars removal

What is acne scar?

Acne scars, also known as atrophic scars, are permanent textural changes and indentations that occur on the skin as a result of severe “deep” acne.

 

How do you get acne scar?
In severe “deep” acne, pus-filled cysts are formed in the deep layers of the skin, which destroys skin tissue (collagen) and “healthy” tissue is not replaced during the healing process. So when the cysts eventually empties and the area heals, it leaves behind an indentation (scar).

Acne scars removal services available in our Toronto, Markham and North York medi spa. 

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What type of treatment can be used to treat acne scar?

At Rejuuv we offer a combination of treatments to treat Acne scars. Combining technologies is the key to achieving best results. We carry the best and most advanced technologies that will provide you with the most effective results. We can treat acne, acne scars, keloids (a raised and discoloured scar), and stretch marks with a combination of treatments. One of our highly knowledgeable and experienced team members will provide you with an in depth consultation and create a treatment plan for you to achieve your skin goals.

Treatments can include:

How much does treatment costs?

Price starts at $250 +
Package pricing available

Different Types of Treatments for Acne scar?

Treatment 1: Fractional Laser removes the top layers of the skin where the scars are formed. As the top layer of the scar peels off, scars appear less noticeable
Heat and light from the laser also encourages new skin cells to grow, targets blood vessels in scar tissue therefore decreases inflammation.

Treatment 2: Radio Frequency with micro needling, radio frequency energy is passed to the deep layers of the skin through micro needles, which rebuilds collagen and elastin, therefore improves the appearance of scars. “80.64% showed improvement by 2 grades and 19.35% showed improvement by 1 grade.”

Scar Subcision breaks up deeply tethered scar bands associated mainly with atrophic/rolling scars.

Treatment 3: TCA CROSS – TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) is a chemical peel used to improve acne scarring by placing minute quantities in the scar using a toothpick. CROSS stands for Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars.
The most common use of this procedure is for ice pick and small boxcar scars.The process of causing a controlled chemical burn, allows for the body to heal from the deepest part of the scar towards the skin surface.
This makes the scar smaller in diameter and shallower. Usually a series of 3-6 treatments are needed, with 3-4 weeks between treatments.

 

 

How to choose the right acne scar treatment for you?

E.g. some general choice considerations, for example deep scarring? New scaring?
A skin analysis with VISIA will give the most accurate evaluation. 

Different treatments can benefit different types of scars. Rolling scars, recommend radio frequency or laser. Ice pick scars, a combination of laser/RF and scar subcision and TCA.

 

Laser treatment

Laser treatment works by removing the outermost layer of the skin. With this layer, most of the superficial scarring is also removed greatly reducing the appearance of scars. The laser treatment is a no abrasive approach to removing acne scars and does so without any chemicals or acids. Thus, it is a good option for people with sensitive skin. The laser treatment works well for all skin types and it helps diminish all types of acne scars. Most people with deep or pitted scarring prefer laser treatment as the natural options don’t work as well.

Microneedling

During the Microneedling process, tiny needles are inserted into the skin surrounding the scar and they stimulate them to produce more collagen. The collagen that is produced smooths out the skin and reduces scarring. Microneedling has been known to have a 31% to 62% improvement in the appearance of the scars.

Chemical peel

Many types of chemical peels may work well for acne scarring. A dermatologist will be able to look at your skin type, acne severity, and the type of scarring to determine which chemical peel will work best for you. Chemical peel treatments are known to be extremely effective with a 70% improvement in acne scars. The chemical peels not only work well for scars but also help clear current breakouts and improve the skin’s clarity, tone, and texture.

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Acne scar treatment risk? Concerns?

The main concern for Fotona laser (fractional laser/ablative laser) is healing. The laser heats and ablates the most superficial skin layers, there is risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), PIH is reversible but may take several months.

For microneedling with radio frequency, the only injury to the superficial layers of the skin are needle punctures. There is also swelling, redness and sometimes bruising which subsides within 3-5 days.

 

For scar subcision, expect some swelling and redness and needle puncture which will subside within 3-5 days.

 

For TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) treatments, there will be some mild scabbing for a few days which needs to be kept moistened for best results. Risks include widening of the scar or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

Why choose acne scar treatment at Rejuuv Medi Spa?

We have a doctor on site, supervising all treatments that are done in our clinic. We have medical grade products

What are other alternative treatments?

Medical grade facials (silk peel, Oxygeneo) to exfoliate dead skin cells, and infuse with anti acne solution, keeps pores clean from acne causing bacteria.

There are many types of acne such as cystic acne, blackheads, whiteheads, etc…

The first step in preventing acne scarring is to minimize/control breakouts by using the right products. There are many acne prevention formulas that combat specific types of acne. The acne prevention products that are best for you depend on many factors such as severity and type of acne. At Rejuuv Medi Spa we recommend our Universkin P Serum that we customize specifically for you based on your skin condition and acne type. Some of the acne fighting ingredients that we use include salicylic acid, azelaic acid, lactopeptide, zinc, benzoyl peroxide retinol, and more.

How is clinical acne scar treatment better than skin care products that advertise for acne scar removal?

Because acne scars are caused by deep layer collagen loss, laser or radio frequency targets deeper levels of the skin, will give best results.

What do you need to prepare for before you come into Rejuuv Medi Spa for your acne scar treatment?

No special preparation is needed before your treatment.

How many sessions of acne scar treatment do I need before I can see results?

You will see results with one treatment. (can do visia) A treatment plan is always recommended for best results.

What are some risks, concerns, and downsides with acne scar treatment?

The main concern for Fotona laser treatment (fractional laser/ablative laser) is healing. The laser heats and ablates the most superficial skin layers, there is risk of post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH), PIH is reversible but may take several months.


For microneedling with radio frequency, the only injury to the superficial layers of the skin are needle punctures. There is also swelling, redness and sometimes bruising which subsides within 3-5 days.

 

For TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) treatments, there will be some mild scabbing for a few days which needs to be kept moistened for best results. Risks include widening of the scar or post inflammatory hyperpigmentation (PIH).

Does acne scar treatment hurt?

Depending on the type of treatment, pain level is different for different types of treatments. We provide our patients with numbing cream or laughing gas to make our patients comfortable.

How long does acne scar treatment result last?

The acne results will be permanent. But prevention for future breakouts is important.

How frequently do I need to repeat the treatment for a sustained result?

For best results, once a month is recommended.

What are other treatments that I should consider for optimal results?

Always think prevention when managing acne. Consider topical treatments (medical grade products) for acne prevention.

Can I do acne treatment with Botox or Filler?

Botox and filler does not affect acne treatments.
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