Do you remember being a teenager and wishing that you would finally grow out of your embarrassing acne breakouts? You just couldn’t wait until you no longer had to hide your face and just enjoy being yourself. The only problem is that once you outgrew the wild breakouts of adolescence, you discovered that this acne left scars that you still want to hide. If you feel like hiding because of acne scarring, there is hope for you! There are two special treatments offered here at LaserSmart Skin & Body Institute that will help reduce the appearance of scarring and give you fresh, new confidence in your appearance.
*Individual Results May Vary
RF Fractional Resurfacing
Radio-frequency fractional resurfacing is a treatment that uses ablative laser resurfacing to remove the upper layers of the skin from acne scars and also heats the layers of the skin underneath to stimulate the production of collagen and elastin. The treatment will take 30-60 minutes depending on the severity of your scars and the area being treated. To make the treatment more comfortable, a topical anesthetic will be applied for up to 30 minutes. The numbing cream will be removed in the area cleansed again before a thin layer of gel is applied. The laser will then be used to treat the area. The numbing cream helps to reduce any sensations that you will have, but some patients report feeling a slight stinging sensation.
During the first 24 hours after your treatment, you may feel sunburned and have slight redness or swelling. Any redness that you have will fade during the first two days. Immediately after the treatment, your skin will feel tighter and firmer and over the next 5-7 days, the old layers of skin will slough off revealing smoother and softer skin. During the following weeks and up to six months, you will notice the collagen and elastin working to give you much smoother and softer skin and reducing the appearance of your acne scars. Depending on the severity of your scarring, you may need more than one treatment to achieve your desired results.
RF Fractional Resurfacing & Microneedling With PRP Consultations Available
Microneedling With PRP
Microneedling is a treatment for acne scars that stimulates the production of the skin’s own collagen and elastin. It does this through the use of a hand-held device that is applied to your skin. This device contains a number of microneedles that will puncture your skin with controlled depth to create tiny skin injuries. Once this happens, your body will take over in order to heal your skin by producing new collagen and elastin to heal and fill in those spots.
The average treatment takes about an hour. Before the microneedling begins, a numbing cream will be applied and allowed to work for 30 minutes. The device is then moved over the area being treated. After the treatment, most patients see redness in the area for 2 to 4 days, which will then subside leaving you with skin that glows and looks more refreshed and smooth. Because new collagen and elastin are being produced, you will notice improvements for the next few weeks and up to 6 months. Moderate acne scarring will usually require 3 to 4 treatments to achieve the best results.
Microneedling can be done alone or with a Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) treatment. In a typical PRP treatment, your physician will draw blood from your own arm and spin it in a centrifuge machine to separate out the blood platelets from the plasma. The platelets in blood contain proteins and other growth factors that will stimulate collagen production. Collagen helps to provide elasticity to your skin as well as helping to restore volume. This, in turn, gives your skin a more healthy, youthful look and helps to speed along the reduction of your acne scars. During a PRP treatment, the platelet-rich liquid will be topically applied to your face during and after microneedling.
Just got microneedling done. Can”t wait for the results! This place is awesome! They do a great job explaining the procedures to you and make sure you’re comfortable with everything!
Take The Next Step
Now that you know about two great ways to reduce the appearance of your acne scars, it’s time to take the next step by scheduling an in-person consultation with the trusted experts at LaserSmart Skin & Body Institute. To schedule, please fill out the form on this page, and one of our knowledgeable providers will reach out to you promptly. You can also call our Gilbert, AZ office directly to schedule – (480) 462-7213.
LaserSmart Skin & Body Institute serves Gilbert, AZ, and the East Valley Areas.