When spending your hard-earned cash on scar treatments, you need to ask the following questions: Have the results been proven in reliable clinical studies? What are the side effects? How long will it take to see an improvement in my scars? These are some of the questions we should be asking when finding a solution to scarring from acne.
When researching treatment for acne scars, you will be confronted with hundreds of creams, lotions and serums promising results for which they simply cannot live up to. Persuasive marketing goes a long way in the competitive landscape of the cosmeceutical world, but what aren’t they telling you?
WHAT AREN’T THE COSMETICS COMPANIES TELLING YOU?
Firstly, let’s take a step back and look at how acne scars form. A scar is a response to an injury. During active acne, pores in your skin become blocked, infected and inflamed. Your body sends out cells to fight the infection and repair the skin. An over-production of collagen during the repairing stage will result in raised scars, and too little collagen results in depressed scars. Although you can see the scars from the surface of the skin, the scarring goes deep – through the epidermis and into the dermis, the second layer of the skin. This is where the issue with topical treatments for scarring lies.
The simple fact is that creams, lotions and serums have no way of penetrating deep enough to impact the scar in the dermal layer. However, cosmetics companies will rely on clever marketing to lead you to believe that their products can help to improve acne scarring.
You may have taken the next step on from topical treatments to try skin needling to again be disappointed with the results. Skin needling can penetrate the skin but acne scars are irregularly shaped so it cannot improve the scars. Skin needling is used to improve skin texture only not for acne scars.
So what’s next? Laser? No.
SublativeTM treatment for acne scars uses radio frequency rather than laser and penetrates deep into the dermis whilst leaving the epidermis widely unaffected. This means minimal downtime with maximum effect on the scarred tissue.
SUBLATIVETMTREATMENT FOR ACNE SCARS
Forget aggressive resurfacing treatments to repair scars. CO2 ablative lasers destroy 70-80% of the epidermis meaning pain and recovery for weeks following. Hypopigmentation is also a risk and avoiding sun exposure is vitally important.
The latest in acne scar technology means you can target scar tissue whilst leaving the epidermis intact. SublativeTM treatment is the only technology proven to reduce moderate to severe acne scars for all skin types.
SublativeTM radio frequency acne scar treatment offers patients a significantly more comfortable treatment compared to laser resurfacing and the best part is that you can return to work the same day and return to active exercise the next day. Your skin will look slightly red (similar to a light sunburn) and will have tiny pinhole like marks where the treatment occurred. The redness calms down within 24 hours and the small marks can be covered up with tinted moisturiser.
SublativeTM treatment breaks down the scar tissue and encourages new collagen production where it is needed. It works differently to traditional lasers, allowing more of the scar to be remodelled by following the irregular shape of the scar.
Don’t rely on clever marketing when deciding on treatment for your acne scars. Rely on clinically studied and proven technology. Book a complimentary consultation to have your acne scars analysed by a skin specialist at Eden Laser Clinic. We will give you tailored information for your individual skin needs and answer any questions you have.