Scarring and Acne Treatments
A scar isn’t bad if it’s small or in a location that’s easy to conceal. But when it’s not, scarring can be shattering to a person’s confidence and self-esteem. This is especially the case when the scars happen to be on your face.
There are several different types of scars. Keloid scars are the result of an overly aggressive healing process which extend beyond the original injury. Contracture scars appear when your skin has been burned causing tightness, and sometimes impair your ability to move. Hypertrophic scars are raised, red scars that are similar to keloids but do not go beyond the boundary of the injury. Acne scars have damaged the deeper layers of the skin (where the collagen sits) fails to proliferate and fill in where a cystic lesion was located, leaving behind a depression.
The truth is the scar will never completely go away. But there are some methods that can help reduce its size and change its appearance.
Lasers generally offer the best treatment for reducing scarring: however, the most effective way we can help is with a course of CIT (Collagen Induction Therapy). CIT flattens out the scar to give it a smoother appearance, although it will never totally disappear.
This procedure will stimulate the production of collagen in the deeper layers of the skin, and help restructure it partially to fill in the depressions. You may need 4-6 treatments for acne scarring, however, other forms of scarring may potentially require more. Treatments can be scheduled every 6-8 weeks in conjunction with the recommended skin care.