It’s hard enough for the millions of adults who suffer from acne, but for an unlucky few, acne scars can serve as a permanent, unsightly reminder of what should be a temporary facial flaw. Acne scars are the raised mounds, brown discolorations, or deep pits in the skin that remain after acne fades. Acne scars can’t be easily covered up, and in some cases, they can even cover large areas of the face and body. It’s no wonder why acne scarring can cause deep emotional problems; having such prominent and permanent blemishes on your face can make anyone feel self-conscious and anxious. In a world that prizes smooth, glowing skin, having acne scars can make anyone feel insecure and less attractive.
Acne scars develop when acne breaks and creates deeper lesions in the pores; the skin tries to repair these deep lesions by rebuilding collagen, but these repairs end up solidifying into raised scars or deep pits in the skin.
Acne scars can appear on people of all ages and skin types, and they can exist almost anywhere on the body. For those who feel like there is no respite from acne scars, we’re proud to provide a diverse collection of laser acne scar treatments, regenerative treatments, and skincare treatments to give patients a second chance at smooth, flawless skin.
Should I Get Acne Scar Treatment?
Acne scars can manifest themselves in many different ways: they can turn into hypertrophic scars, which look like raised mounts, atrophic scars, which look like chickenpox scars, or deep holes in the skin. They can also look like small, dark brown discolorations in the skin. If you have any of the blemishes described here, and you’re ready for a definitive solution for acne scars, then it’s time for you to find the right acne scar treatment at Renew MediSpa. In addition to our wide variety of procedures, our treatments are noninvasive and require no downtime.
Microneedling with PRP
Thanks to the latest in regenerative technology, we can use your body’s own regenerative mechanisms and tissue heal acne scars. PRP, also known as platelet rich plasma, is a serum containing concentrated amounts of our body’s healing factors. It’s created from a sample of the patient’s own blood, and when it’s injected into the skin it triggers a healing process that encourages skin cell growth, circulation to the skin, and the production of collagen and elastin. Microneedling is a treatment that creates incredibly fine “microinjuries” in the skin. These microinjuries also encourage healing factors to rebuild the skin. By combining these two innovative treatments, we can kickstart the body’s regenerative powers to repair and smooth out acne scars.
Using a gentle, 1064nm Yag laser, the Laser Genesis delivers heat into the deeper layers of the skin to encourage collagen and elastin production. Once the collagen and elastic structures in the skin are restored, patients should see a natural lifting and smoothing effect that repairs and softens those acne scars. The Laser Genesis is so gentle that patients often don’t need any numbing agents before undergoing the treatment—making it perfect for treating delicate areas.
This novel laser fires gentle energy into the skin in short bursts that last picoseconds (that’s one trillionth of a second!). PICO Genesis is what’s known as a non-ablative laser, meaning it can achieve its acne scar treatment results without harming the skin. With this remarkable mechanism, the PICO Genesis reaches deep into the skin to stimulate collagen production, leading to a natural smoothing and lifting effect on the skin. PICO Genesis can be used almost anywhere in the body, making it an optimal acne scar treatment.
The VI Peel
The VI Peel sets the standard for advanced chemical peels. Its powerful formula is perfect for treating signs of aging, hyperpigmentation, dull skin, oily skin, and more. Using a proprietary blend of powerful enzymes, antioxidants, and vitamins, the VI Peel is can help treat acne scars almost anywhere on the body; in fact, the VI Peel is renowned for being one of the most comfortable peels in the industry. After their fast and simple treatment, patients should see their acne scars soften in appearance over 4-6 weeks.
This 5-in-one treatment packs a punch; the Hydrafacial MD combines skin cleansing, exfoliation, dirt extraction, skin hydration, and an antioxidant infusion in one treatment. Hydrafacial is a unique “hydradermabrasion” treatment that removes impurities and damaged skin while infusing the face with nourishing serums. By cleansing, hydrating, and treating the pores, the Hydrafacial MD is both a preventative treatment for acne and a powerful treatment for acne scars. The healing serums and exfoliation also encourage a powerful healing action that rejuvenates and nourishes the skin.
Renew Medispa is proud to carry a diverse range of medical-grade skincare products. Scientifically formulated and clinically proven, these serums and creams can do wonders for repairing the skin and healing acne scars.
Bellafill for Acne Scars
Unlike most dermal fillers, the effects of acne scars are permanent; lucky for you, Renew MediSpa offers the Bellafill injectable, a synthetic collagen filler that can create long-lasting lift and volume enhancement for the face. Bellafill is composed of a smooth collagen gel containing small microspheres. Once it’s injected under the skin, Bellafill can smooth out the deep depressions caused by acne scars, and more importantly, the microspheres stay behind to stimulate collagen production for years. Remarkably, Bellafill’s results can last for up to 5 years.