Though your acne may be gone, it may have left scars to serve as a constant reminder of a less than happy time in your life. Mark Greig, OMD, and Aaron Andrews, MD, at Youthful Reflexion in Tarpon Springs, Florida, understand the effects acne and acne scars have on your self-esteem. The med spa offers state-of-the-art nonsurgical acne scar removal treatments to improve the look of your skin. To schedule a consultation, call the office or request an appointment online.
Not everyone who has acne develops acne scars. However, you’re more likely to develop acne scars if you have cystic acne. This type of acne causes swollen and inflamed blemishes that may damage the deep layers of your skin.
You may also develop acne scars if you fail to get the appropriate treatment for your skin condition or you “pop” or pick at your blemishes.
Acne scars can be either depressed or raised, and they affect the texture and look of your skin.
The team at Youthful Reflexion wants nothing more than for you to look and feel your best, so they offer innovative nonsurgical acne scar removal treatments with the PICO Genesis® laser.
The semi-ablative laser tool removes acne scarring through a process known as laser peeling. The PICO Genesis laser removes the olds skin cells, revealing the newer, more youthful cells underneath.
The laser acne scar removal treatment also heats the deeper layers of skin to promote collagen production to create a smoother, more even appearance.
In addition to the innovative laser treatment, Youthful Reflexion also offers microneedling to treat acne scars. During your microneedling session, the team uses a special tool equipped with tiny needles that breaks up the scar tissue and mimics an injury.
Your skin responds to the “injury” by sending out the natural healing cells to repair the damage and replace the scar tissue with healthy skin to lessen the appearance of your acne scars.
The team at Youthful Reflexion reviews the details of your acne scar removal treatment during your consultation so you know what to expect.
Laser therapy for acne scar removal is quick. Most patients see improvement in their skin after four 20-minute treatments. There’s no downtime afterward, but the team recommends you protect your skin from the sun with a wide-brimmed hat, large sunglasses, and sunscreen.
Though downtime isn’t necessary after microneedling for acne scar removal, you may experience some redness and swelling at the treatment site for the first 24-48 hours.
Your skin may look smoother and more radiant within 1-2 weeks, but final results may take a few months. For the best results, you may require more than one microneedling treatment for your acne scars.
To schedule a consultation to discuss acne scar removal treatments with the experts at Youthful Reflexion, call the office or book an appointment online.