Acne Scarring

 Acne scarring occurs secondary to inflammation  that is created by active acne blemishes. The severity and depth of scars can vary. SkinPen with our without TCA and ProFractional Laser treatments can be used to improve acne scars. 

SkinPen microneedling improves the appearance of acne scarring by using tiny needles to create micro-wounds that trigger new collagen and elastin formation leading to improved skin texture and reduction in acne scars with little to no downtime post treatment best results are seen with multiple treatments.

TCA (Trichloroacetic Acid) can be used in conjunction with SkinPen to treat ice pick scars which are deep, narrow scars that do not respond well to laser or microneedling alone. When applied to the base of the scar TCA then treated with SkinPen creates a wound that then scabs and eventually improves the appearance of scars. 

ProFractional Laser can be used to treat acne scarring by creating thousands of microscopic channels that stimulate the production of collagen thereby filling the skin depressions from the inside out. 

AviClear can be used to help reduce the chance of acne scarring by reducing  acne in the first place. This laser treatment targets oil glands to produce less oil over time, leading to significantly clearer skin. The treatment only requires 3 30-minute sessions and has no downtime or notable side effects.