Acne is, by far, the most common skin ailment we face as humans. In fact, according to the American Academy of Dermatology, this skin condition affects up to 50 million Americans annually.
Acne tends to pop up at the least opportune times; whether you’re a teenager preparing for your first day of high school or you’re an adult who’s about to interview for your dream job, you can expect to see a breakout of those annoying, unsightly, puss-filled red bumps on your forehead, chin, cheeks, or nose. It’s well known that stress, hormones, certain foods, and overwashing can cause acne, but it all often feels like some cold-hearted trick on Mother Nature’s behalf.
Luckily, for most, acne is nothing more than an annoying aspect of puberty. As soon as we transition from childhood to adulthood, our skin settles down and we see only sporadic bumps from time to time. Acne can still occur at any stage of life and may continue into one’s 30s and 40s.
Today, however, we’d like to touch on a different aspect of acne or, more specifically, what acne leaves behind. That’s right, we’re talking about acne scars. While preteens and teens tend to worry about how an unexpected breakout can wreak havoc on their lives, many adults may have to deal with the ramifications of acne scarring as they age. You see, acne can actually damage the tissue beneath your skin, which leads to scarring.
Surefire Ways to Get Rid of Acne Scars
Perhaps you’ve looked in the mirror and noticed small scars that run across your face. These remnants of your adolescence are things you’d rather forget. The scars belong in the past, along with the awkwardness of puberty.
Getting rid of acne scars may seem daunting but don’t worry! There are many options available for you to get rid of these scars once and for all. Here at Sun City Laser Clinic, we’re focused on helping you achieve the level of beauty and health you aspire to reach.
Microneedling: Secret RF Treatment
Whether you’ve delved deeply into acne scar remedies or you’ve simply done a cursory search on the topic, odds are you’ve come across microneedling. This process (which should be done at a dermatologist’s office for the best results) makes use of fine needles that roll over the surface of your face, pricking the skin and inducing it to produce more collagen. The needles are small enough to not cause any substantial damage, all while activating the body’s collagen production. By creating new collagen, your depressed acne scars become smoother and your skin gains an overall uniform look.
The process of microneedling or dermarolling requires a deft hand, as applying too much pressure can lead to more damage and scarring. This is why we recommend you to visit Sun City Laser instead of simply purchasing a derma roller from eBay and doing the process on your own.
At Sun City Laser Clinic, we offer a procedure known as Secret RF which combines microneedling with fractional radiofrequency energy which leads to optimal results on all skin types.
The beauty of microneedling lies in its effectiveness. In general, a Secret RF session lasts as little as 20 minutes. In order to achieve the best results, we recommend three to four sessions. All in all, you will notice results about three months after the final treatment.
Now, we know what you’re thinking. Needles? Pricking? It all sounds like microneedling creates more damage than actual healing. That’s the beauty of microneedling! The damage itself is minute, as the needles are small enough to trigger the skin’s natural collagen production response. We’re basically tricking the skin into healing itself. If you’d like to learn more about our unique microneedling services, simply give us a call!
eMatrix Sublative Procedure
Although microneedling is one of the most popular and beneficial options for acne scar removal, there are other choices available. The eMatrix Sublative Procedure, for instance, yields faster results. In fact, a single eMatrix Sublative Procedure only lasts around 30-45 minutes! Patients may require an average of one to five treatments in order to achieve the best results. This all depends on a variety of factors, including the severity of the skin damage or the pre-treatment condition of your skin.
This option works similarly to microneedling. It targets the collagen production required for the treatment of mild to moderate superficial imperfections which, yes, includes acne scars! eMatrix Sublative procedure causes little to no discomfort. You can go about your day as soon as the procedure is completed!
Goodbye Acne Scars, Hello Pristine Skin!
At Sun City Laser Clinic, our team of experts is constantly focused on providing our clients with the best of the best. If you’re ready to say farewell to those acne scars, or if you simply want to learn more about our services, then give us a call! You’ll be glad you did.