What is it?
Acne scars are those marks that occur after an acne lesion of a pimple has healed, a mark is left behind because tissue damage has taken place at the site.
Scars are formed if the skin has undergone injury and inflammation that has been present in the area, and acne is an inflammation-driven skin disorder. When follicles in the skin become clogged with sebum and dead skin cells it can lead to infection and inflammation, this inflammation damages the follicle walls and when the skin tries to heal itself the result is the skin that does not appear as smooth as the surrounding skin.
There are different types of acne scarring and different scars respond differently to treatments. By at least knowing which type you have the better you will be able to treat it. Also, remember that acne needs to be cleared up in order to proceed with further treatment to prevent spreading of infection or causing further inflammation.
Dark or reddish marks left behind by acne lesions respond very well to treatment and can sometimes even improve on their own, although they are not true scars, they are still embarrassing to the individual and there are products and treatments on the market to help treat them. Ice pick scars are deep dips in the skin but aren’t very wide. They give the skin an appearance of having been penetrated by an ice pick.
Ice pick scars normally require more intense treatments. Boxcar scars resemble the scars left by chicken pox. They can be shallow or deep and are commonly found on the cheeks or temples where the skin is fleshier. Rolling scars give the skin a wave-like appearance, they tend to be wide and shallow and require more intense treatments.
At Glo Laser and Beauty we believe it is best to treat active acne effectively and thus preventing acne scar formation.
The Cleopatra Glo – This is a micro needling treatment by the Alma Beauty Reboost which offers a complete facial rejuvenation. This treatment is for people who have deeper scars such as Ice Pick, Box Car and Rolling scars which need more intense treatments to help resurface the skin and stimulate collagen and elastin production to give the skin a healthier and smoother appearance. This treatment uses a combination of a pixel pen, micro needling as well as ultrasound to get the best penetration of active ingredients.
Lamelle Dermaroller – This is a micro needling treatment stimulates the skin’s collagen and elastin production by applying the small needles attached to the dermaroller to the skin. This treatment works great when Lamelle’s Skin Rejuvenating Serum and Growth factor mask is added as it will assist in reducing the appearance of deeper scars, improving the skin’s texture and assist in collagen production.
Lamelle Pigmentation Chemical Peel – Within the variety of chemical peels offered by Lamelle, the Beta Peel will be the best to treat your pigmentation concern. There is a 15% and a 20% peel, each with 2 layers, but the therapists at Glo will determine which one you should have. This treatment can be done every 2-6 weeks in order to lighten dark or reddish brown marks.
Home Care Products
Correctives RA Cream – This product is used for the preparation of restoring and remodeling photo-damaged and naturally aged skin as a nightly application. It will ‘clean out’ the damage to make way for the powerful re-building of Dermaheal skin growth factors. This product gets the skin ‘prepared’ to be fixed and back in shape and give you that Glo you have been wanting.
Clarity Active Cleanse – This cleanser allows for antibacterial and anti-inflammatory activity in order to prevent infection inside the pores. It also contains exfoliating ingredients to clean the pores out on the inside while leaving problematic skin hydrated, soothed and properly cleansed.
Clarity Active Control – This spot treatment accelerates wound healing while strong anti-oxidants and anti-inflammatory ingredients reduce skin sensitivity and scar formation.
Clarity Corrective AM – This is a day cream which reduces the risk of scar formation left behind from acne lesions, hyperpigmentation, and skin dryness. This day cream also speeds up wound healing from acne lesions, reduces inflammation and redness and controls the skin’s oil production.
Clarity Corrective PM Plus – It is a night cream that contains Vitamin A to assist with the healing of acne lesions, prevents scar formation from acne lesions and keeps the skin nourished and well hydrated.
Barrier Repair Cream – This cream helps the skin heal effectively after a treatment. After your scar removal treatment, it should be used for 4-5 days to help your skin heal properly and provide proper barrier protection for your skin.