Acne may not be a life-threatening condition, but the legacy of embarrassing dark spots, pock marks, and ice-pick scars can be devastating. Among teens, outbreaks may stunt social development. And as adults, the damage done to skin often results in a lack of self-esteem that negatively impacts one’s personal and professional life.
Why be the victim of acne scars when the following advances in skincare and medical technology have led to breakthrough treatments that achieve almost miraculous results.
Fractional Skin Resurfacing (Fraxel)
Fraxel affects a level of skin repair that delivers dramatic results in terms of skin smoothness, tone, and an overall look of good health. Harnessing the power of leading-edge technology, the laser penetrates the protective outer epidermis to treat the deeper layers of the skin. This allows for very precise treatment and enables the body to heal the treated surface quickly. While the technique is powerful, the procedure is gentle and safe, with a discomfort level akin to the snapping a rubber band on the skin. But trust us, this mild discomfort is worth it, as the therapy delivers a successively improved skin texture that starts after just one treatment. The treatments take 30 – 45 minutes and they are spaced from 1 – 3 months apart to allow for the restoration of damaged scar tissue.
eMatrix Sublative Rejuvenation
eMatrix is yet another very effect laser resurfacing treatment that starts to work immediately. The treatment involves the direction of micro beams into the affected areas, triggering the production of collagen. It’s this ramped-up collagen output that restores tissue integrity, thereby reversing the damage done to cells in the aftermath of acne. The smoothing of pock marks, blemished areas, and enlarged pores can render damaged skin all but unrecognizable as each treatment advances the transformation. The number of treatments necessary will depend on the severity of the condition and the degree to which each patient responds to the treatment.