Acne scars are incredibly frustrating. Even when you get your actual acne under control, you may have lingering red marks or pitted skin as unwelcome reminders of your previous acne problem. Instead of living with that feeling of self consciousness or piling on the makeup in an attempt to cover up your acne scars, a better approach is to use med spa services to fade or even eliminate the scars altogether. Here are five med spa services that can effectively help reduce or get rid of acne scars:
Series of Chemical Peels
Chemical peels involve special skin-safe chemicals being applied to your face in order to help encourage rapid turnover of skin cells. Your old, scarred skin peels away, revealing young, healthy skin underneath. Depending on the severity and depth of your scars, you will most likely get the best results by scheduling a series of chemical peels spaced out by a few weeks or so.
That said, many clients see a visible reduction in acne scars and a healthier complexion even after their first peel. Our peels range in strength from more gentle and superficial peels to deeper phenol peels that require more downtime, but can do amazing things for acne scars and improve the overall texture of your skin at the same time.
Powerful Skincare Products
If you feel like you’ve wasted countless dollars on drugstore skincare products that don’t do anything to actually improve your skin’s texture or reduce your acne scars, it’s time to invest in better quality products. The serums, moisturizers, and other skincare products we offer at Wright Surgical Arts- like our popular epionce line- are professional grade and designed to get real results.
When used in conjunction with med spa services, professional skincare products will amplify the effects, further reducing your acne scars and improving the state of your skin so you no longer need to wear much makeup. We can help you design the best possible skin regimen for your unique skin needs, helping to prevent future acne breakouts and fade scars while being gentle for your skin and helping it to heal.
Microneedling is an innovative and minimally invasive technique for improving your skin’s health and texture, and can be especially effective for scarring. Microneedling works by triggering your skin’s natural healing and regeneration processes, creating tiny microchannels in your skin which are then filled in with brand new, healthy skin tissue. Microneedling is especially powerful for acne scars when combined with platelet rich plasma (PTP) therapy.
CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing
CO2 laser skin resurfacing is just what it sounds like- the use of advanced laser technology to resurface your face and reveal smoother, less scarred, younger, and more glowing skin. CO2 laser skin resurfacing can involve downtime, including swelling and redness, but the return on investment in the form of new, scar-free skin is well worth it.
While a popular and effective treatment for age spots and other forms of sun damage, IPL photofacial can also be calibrated to help reduce red marks left behind from acne. IPL works by sending intense pulsed light after areas of redness, and then breaking these areas up to leave clear skin behind. IPL is not usually the best option for very deep acne scars, but can work quite well as one part of your overall strategy.
At Wright Surgical Arts, we are committed to helping you look and feel your best. We will work with you to come up with the best possible customized plan for reducing or eliminating your acne scars, while helping your skin to become more beautiful and healthy overall.