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Treatment for Scars and Acne Scars

How does a scar form?

Following an injury, fibrous tissue forms and this replaces the normal skin. This is all a part of natural wound repair and it is expected to occur once the healing process starts. You can expect some scarring with any wound unless it is only a minor lesion.

The same kind of protein that makes up normal skin tissue can be found in scar tissue. There is a difference, however, in the fiber composition of the protein. The collagen in normal tissue takes on a basket weave type of appearance while scar tissue has a cross linking protein that goes in one direction. For this reason, the scar tissue simply can’t function as well as the collagen it’s replacing. Sweat glands and hair follicles aren’t able to grow in scar tissue and the tissue cannot resist ultraviolet light as well.

Acne scarring

It is very distressing having to deal with acne scars since they usually appear in highly visible areas on the body. Adults and adolescents around the world have difficulty dealing with these types of scars.

Scarring from acne begins as an inflammation due to a wound that has been trying to heal itself. During this healing process, a build-up of collagen forms in one spot. The scars can make an indentation on the skin surface and other types of scarring can occur as well. Some of the common acne scars than may result from an inflammation include:

Boxcar Scars – The scars are skin lesions that are indented and they have angular sides to them. They are usually wider than the common ice-pick scars and can usually be found on the cheeks or the temple.

Ice-Pick Scars – These scars appear as deep pits and are most commonly seen following acne inflammation. In severe cases the skin lesions can look like deep open pores. These ice-pick scars may develop after a blemish or a cyst has become inflamed or after persistent acne.

Rolling Scars – These wave-like scars form when the skin and the fibrous bands tether. A pulling effect is created and this leads to the formation of the scar.

Keloid Scars – Keloid scars are raised, red, thick and hard and may go past the acne inflammation or the point where the initial injury occurred.

Hypertrophic Scars – The scars occur due to collagen overproduction and they are raised, firm and red in appearance. At times the scars may be itchy and may be formed by acne or an injury.

Dark Acne Spots – When any type of injury has occurred to the skin, including acne, inflammation may cause the skin area to become darker. This is post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation and is commonly seen after acne.

InviCible uses all-natural ingredients like silicone, aloe, essential fatty acids and vitamin C to fade these dark scars and spots. In addition, research has proven that these ingredients can normalize collagen production, make the skin tone uniform and minimize a scar’s appearance.

Chemical peels for acne

Chemical peels are an easy and fast procedure that can produce tremendous results on pigmented scarring and acne. This procedure does not involve any down time and adjustments are made during the course of treatments as necessary. Our goal is to keep you comfortable during the process by using this gentle method for scarring and pigmentation issues.

Our medical peels work wonders on scars and also provide other benefits that include:

  • Better skin texture
  • Reduction of wrinkles and fine lines
  • Reduced sunspots and age spots
  • Works on acne
  • Improved overall complexion
  • More radiant skin

Laser skin resurfacing

Laser skin resurfacing is often the preferred treatment when deeper scars are involved. This procedure targets the dermis and the epidermis to get rid of scars.

A combination of treatment methods that include a ProFractional Laser and a Microscopic Laser Peel are used together to remove the damaged layer of skin and allow for collagen regrowth. Optimal results can be expected with scarring and an overall improvement can also be seen in the complexion, with hyperpigmentation, with the texture of the skin and in the reduction of wrinkles and fine lines.

The ProFractional Erbium Yag creates small thin channels that travel into the skin to correct scarring. Only a small treatment area is covered versus full resurfacing that other lasers provide. The ProFractional laser only targets these channels and leaves the rest of the surrounding tissue intact in order to promote faster healing.

Dermal fillers

This is the fastest way to see instant results. This treatment method is often used for indigent scars are smooth and fill them out. This is a non-invasive procedure that requires no downtime.

Hyaluronic Acid is the ingredient found in dermal fillers that works its magic on scars. This lasted is naturally found in the scan and is therefore extremely well tolerated. This asset provides elasticity and volume to the scan by binding with water. As a result, scars, fine lines and wrinkles are naturally smoothed out. Cool to sleep.

Laser Treatment for Scars & Acne Removal

Disclaimer: *Individual results may vary. Call for details. Compliance with our program is required.

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