Acne is a skin condition that can damage your self-esteem and leave behind scars that may last your whole life. Happily, we can treat acne scars. The type of acne scar treatment our specialist may recommend will depend on the type of scarring you have. Each type responds to a different treatment.
Atrophic scars are common on the face. They look like depressions in the skin. This type of scar forms when the skin does not produce enough collagen when it is healing the wound. Boxcar scars are wide depressions with hard edges that may be shallow or deep. Ice pick scars are tiny, deep holes in the skin and may be the most difficult to treat. Rolling scars have a softer look with rounded edges.
Hypertrophic scars often appear on the chest or back. They are raised above the surrounding skin and are caused because the skin produces too much collagen when healing the wound. Discoloration or dark spots may be caused by mild acne. It is not a real scar and may go away on its own.
Traditional acne scar treatment usually starts with topical creams or gels. These may be salicylic acid, retinoids, lactic acid or alpha hydroxyl acids. However, these options can only go so far.
We offer in-office procedures that may be more effective in removing or reducing the appearance of acne scars than topical creams and gels. Micro-needling is very effective for some facial scars. It is a newer technique that create tiny channels in the skin that stimulates it to make collagen. I
Laser acne scar treatment works by removing the top layers of skin in order to reveal the fresher, more attractive skin underneath. This results in less visible acne scarring and the reduction of many other blemishes.
Whatever type of acne scars you have, there is a treatment available at Vimi Laser & Skincare Clinic that can remove or reduce their appearance. Contact us today to book a consultation in Markham or Scarborough.