Acne Scars

Acne Scars

Acne is triggered by excessive production of sebum that becomes trapped in the hair follicles, resulting in the bacterial infection of the sebaceous glands. Shallow lesions are usually minor and heal quickly. In moderate or severe cases infected material may spread into the surrounding tissue, causing inflammation. Acne scarring is a natural tissue response to the healing process. To prevent significant scarring acne should be treated in the early stages.

Acne scarring commonly appears on the face, neck, chest, back and upper arms. Post-inflammatory pigmentation is sometimes mistaken for acne scarring. Through the natural aging process acne scarring may become more prominent as a result of decreased collagen production.

Contributing factors include heredity, hormonal changes, medication, environment, diet, constrictive clothing and makeup.

Treatment Options:

MICRODERMABRASION, CHEMICAL PEEL, PURELIGHT B, E-MATRIX, SUBLATIVE RF

Classification of Acne Scars

Caused by the loss of tissue during the natural healing process.

Forms of atrophic acne scarring include:

Icepick scars – small and narrow pits in the skin surface, caused by a deep pimple or cyst that has destroyed the hair follicle.

Boxcar scars – round or oval in shape with steeply angled vertical margins similar to chickenpox scars.

Rolling scars – wide and shallow, with a wave-like appearance resembling rolling hillsides.

Caused by increased collagen production in response to the natural healing process, and resulting in raised tissue or a bump-like appearance on the skin’s surface.

Treatment Options

Microdermabrasion

Microdermabrasion is a gentle, non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment. Fine mineral crystals are projected against the skin’s surface with Silhouet-Tone’s patented Turbo Flow System for gentle resurfacing of the epidermal layer, and with immediate improvement in overall skin appearance.

Microdermabrasion is gentle, non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment. Fine mineral crystals are projected against the skin’s surface with Silhouette-Tone’s patented Turbo Flow System for gentle resurfacing of the epidermal layer, and with immediate improvement in overall skin appearance.

Microdermabrasion improves the absorption rate of the optical energy and microcurrent conductivity by removing up to 30% of the epidermis.

Optical energy and micro-currents stimulate circulation, lymphatic drainage and oxygenation to prepare the target tissues – epidermis, dermis and muscle layer – for transfer of energy.

The repair process is initiated by stimulation of the body’s natural bio-electrical currents, resulting in accelerated cellular renewal, fibroblast activation and dermal remodeling, without causing injury to the epidermis. The transdermal delivery system increases penetration of active ingredients deeper into dermal layers.

Microdermabrasion can be combined with other treatments including: Purelight B, Purelight G, Kinelift, Dermalift and transdermal delivery for optimum penetration of active ingredients.

Treatment Indication:
Fine lines and wrinkles, stretchmarks, skin rejuvenation, skin resurfacing, acne and mild to moderate acne scarring.

Treatment Protocol:
Requires a minimum of 5-6 consecutive treatment sessions 7-10 days apart. Monthly maintenance treatments are recommended.

Chemical Peels

The Miracle 10 is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment. Lactic and glycolic acids (AHA) of differing strengths are combined with an enzyme exfoliant for effective treatment of acne, dehydration, discolouration, dullness and signs of aging. Chemical exfoliation initiates cellular renewal, and increases collagen production and epidermal density as a natural response to the healing process.

The Miracle 10 Peel Treatment

The Miracle 10 is a non-invasive skin resurfacing treatment that provides dramatic results with minimum downtime. Chemical exfoliant is applied to the face, neck or décolleté – the areas most frequently exposed to ultraviolet rays.

Lactic and glycolic acids (AHA) of differing strengths are combined with an enzyme exfoliant for effective treatment of acne, dehydration, discolouration, dullness and signs of aging.

Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHA) are light to medium strength chemical exfoliants with a blend of powerful ingredients.They are applied directly to the skin’s surface to reduce the accumulation of damaged skin cells in the outer layer of the epidermis.

Chemical exfoliation initiates cellular renewal, and increases collagen production and epidermal density as a natural response to the healing process.

Skin type, the severity of the condition, and the desired outcome are considered when selecting the appropriate treatment. Miracle 10 treatments provide an immediate improvement in the skin’s appearance.

For additional benefits Miracle 10 can be combined with other treatments.

Treatment Indications:
Acne, dehydration, discolouration, dullness and signs of aging.

Treatment Protocol:
Requires a minimum of 5-6 consecutive treatment sessions between 7-10 days apart.

Monthly maintenance treatments are recommended.

Sublative RF – Skin Resurfacing

Fractional radiofrequency and optical energy are optimally combined in each pulse and delivered to target tissues. Pre-heating the area with optical energy allows bi-polar radiofrequency to penetrate deeper into skin’s dermal layers without causing injury to the epidermis, ensuring a safe and effective treatment outcome.

Thermal impact stimulates proliferation of fibroblasts cells and induces them to produce more collagen.

Elos Plus uses an integrated contact cooling system for enhanced patient tolerance.

Elos Plus is state of the art multi-application platform from Syneron-Candela – a leading manufacturer in non-invasive aesthetic procedures.

ELOS (electro optical synergy) – fractional radiofrequency and optical energy are optimally combined in each pulse and delivered to target tissues. Pre-heating the area with optical energy allows bi-polar radiofrequency to penetrate deeper into skin’s dermal layers without causing injury to the epidermis, ensuring a safe and effective treatment outcome.

Optical energy is converted into thermal energy, selectively absorbed by target chromophores – melanin or hemoglobin – for destruction of pigmented and vascular lesions in target tissues.

Thermal impact also stimulates proliferation of fibroblasts cells and induces them to produce more collagen.

Elos Plus uses an integrated contact cooling system for enhanced patient tolerance.

Treatment Indications:
Skin resurfacing, ablation, wrinkles, stretchmarks, moderate to severe acne scarring.

Treatment Protocol:
Requires a minimum of 3-5 consecutive treatments sessions 4-6 weeks apart. Maximum results are generally noticeable 2-4 months post treatment. Maintenance treatment every 6 months is recommended.

GentleMax Pro – Skin Rejuvenation

GentleMax Pro is a dual wavelength laser platform that combines two separate laser sources: a 755 nm Alexandrite laser and a 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser in a single delivery system.

A controlled amount of therapeutic energy is delivered individually, or optically combined in each pulse and delivered to target tissues.

Thermal energy is selectively absorbed by target chromophores – melanin or hemoglobin – for destruction of pigmented and vascular lesions in target tissues.

The thermal impact in target tissues stimulates proliferation of fibroblasts cells for enhanced collagen production.
A cryogen cooling system is integrated for enhanced patient tolerance.

GentleMax Pro has been established as cutting-edge technology from Syneron- Candela – leading manufacturers in non-invasive aesthetic procedures.

GentleMax pro is a dual wavelength laser platform that combines two separate laser sources: 755 nm Alexandrite laser and a 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser in single delivery system.

Controlled amount of therapeutic energy is delivered individually (Alexandrite or Nd:YAG) or optically combined (Alexandrite and Nd:YAG) in each pulse and delivered to target tissues.

Thermal energy is selectively absorbed by target chromophores – melanin or hemoglobin for destruction of pigmented and vascular lesions in target tissues.

The thermal impact in target tissues stimulates proliferation of fibroblasts cells for enhanced collagen production.

Cryogen cooling system is integrated for enhanced patient tolerance.

Treatment Protocol:
Minimum of 6 consecutive treatment sessions 4 weeks apart are required. Maintenance treatments are recommended.

Treatments may be combined for maximum results.