Are you confused by the endless options for acne scar treatment? Perhaps you’ve tried some of the various treatments and been disappointed with the results? At Eden Laser Clinics, our team of highly skilled skin experts understand your skin condition and the impact it can have on confidence and self-esteem. We have the latest technology for acne scar treatment Sydney, called Sublative Skin Rejuvenation.
In this article we discuss the different types of acne scars and the best treatment currently available.
Acne scars are created when the body attempts to repair the damage to the skin and the underlying tissue caused by acne. During this process of repair, the body can under or over-estimate the amount of collagen required to heal the skin – creating unevenness and scarring.
TYPES OF ACNE SCARS
There are two main types of scars – hypertrophic and atrophic – with atrophic having three sub-types. The type of scar you get from acne depends on how much collagen is produced during the healing process.
Hypertrophic or “raised” scars are caused by too much collagen and are identified by firm raised bumps. They are mainly seen on the chest and shoulders.
Atrophic or “depressed” scars are the most common and are caused by too little collagen. Atrophic scars can be classified into three sub-groups:
- Boxcar scars are deep scars with the same width top to bottom
- Icepick scars are deep, narrow v-shaped scars
- Rolling scars are wide, shallow rounded scars
BEST ACNE SCAR TREATMENT
Historically, the type and severity of acne scar would impact the type and effectiveness of treatment. Before the latest technology, treatment options included surgery, chemical peels and laser resurfacing. These options are painful, have increased risk of complications and require recovery time.
Superior technology is now available for the treatment of acne scars – Sublative Skin Rejuvenation offering the most effective results in shorter recovery times with fewer side-effects and is suitable for all skin colours. The SublativeTM uses radio frequency rather than laser and penetrates deep into the dermis where the energy is needed to be effective at reducing the appearance of acne scars. Laser can only travel in a straight line where as radio frequencies can travel around the acne scar as it is a pulse of electricity. The heat therefore can reach around the irregular shape of the scar and stimulate the collagen/ elastin renewal. There is no risk of scarring, infection, burns or changes in skin colour that can occur with lasers.
During treatment, patients have reported a prickly, warm feeling in the area being treated. Generally, four treatments once per month are needed, depending on your skin condition and number of areas to be treated. Leaving time between treatments allows your body to produce more collagen which is used during the healing process. The final results can be seen around 3 months after the last treatment.
If you have been considering various treatment options for your acne scars or acne options, none are as effective or as safe as the eTwo Sublative Skin Treatment System.
The best way to have your skin condition assessed is by a qualified clinician. At Eden Laser Clinics we offer a free consultation where we can give you personalised information and answer any questions you have.