For Acne Scars

Laser treatment is also referred to as laser skin resurfacing or laser scar revision. By combining laser with RF Microneedling, it is an ideal treatment for acne scars.

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TREATMENTS FOR ACNE SCARS

There are many treatments available for acne scars. There are chemical peels, microdermabrasion, topical retinoids, ablative lasers, acne scar surgery, microneedling, fractional lasers and rf microneedling for acne scars.

A scar is composed of fibrous tissue. Scars may be formed for many different reasons, including acne, infections, surgery, injuries, or inflammation of tissue. 

We are going to discuss two of the best treatments for acne scars, fractional laser and rf microneedling that we offer our patients at Laser Skin Clinic.

 

Types of acne scars

Rolling scars: Rolling acne scars have a varying depth, so the skin looks uneven and wavy

Boxcar scars: A boxcar scar are box-like and broad depressions with sharply defined edges.  They occur most common in the lower cheeks and jaw where the skin is thicker.

Ice-Pick scars: Acne and chickenpox can create pitted or sunken scars. Pitted scars, also known as atrophic or “ice-pick” scars, can also develop because of an injury that causes a loss of underlying fat.

 

The PicoSure FOCUS Lens Array is a fantastic skin rejuvenating treatment that can address many skin conditions including acne scars, age spots, and fine lines and wrinkles. FOCUS creates tiny photomechanical reactions that communicate with the dermis, causing increased collagen and elastin to form.

PicoSure Laser for Acne Scars

The PicoSure laser is the only laser treatment approved by the FDA for acne scars treatment. PicoSure uses short bursts of picosecond energy that break up the scar tissue into tiny pieces which the body reabsorbs. This treatment can permanently reduce the appearance of acne scars.  We recommend Picosure for milder scars. For deep icepick scars we recommend our Potenza RF microneedling treatment.

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POTENZA RF MICRONEEDLING FOR ACNE SCARS

RF microneedling refers to a relatively new treatment that combines radiofrequency energy with microneedling.  RF microneedling is efficacious for the treatment of moderate to severe acne scarring.

 

How does RF Microneedling Work?

RF Microneedling is a combined treatment using microneedling and radiofrequency energy waves.   Microneedling has been around for a while.  The procedure uses tiny needles to puncture the upper layer of the skin surface.  Injury to the skin causes collagen production to increase.  The collagen helps even out the skin texture making the acne scars appear smoother.   

By combining radiofrequency energy with microneedling, the results are even more impressive than just microneedling alone.  With the RF microneedling treatment, the skin is penetrated by tiny needles at a precise depth, before releasing a burst of radiofrequency energy. 

As the radiofrequency energy heats the dermis layer of the skin, it stimulates the production of collagen, elastin, and hyaluronic acid. It is ideal for skin tightening and removing fine lines and wrinkles as well.

The main advantage of RF microneedling is the ability to treat all skin types. Because it is not a laser, there is no light energy that needs to stimulate melanin. Therefore all skin colours, including dark skin is good for this treatment.

Radiofrequency microneedling for acne is safe, effective, and non-invasive compared to ablative lasers. 

Potenza RF Microneedling for acne scars

Q & A ON LASER FOR ACNE SCARS

Is PicoSure laser good for acne scars?

Yes, in fact, the PicoSure is the only FDA approved laser for treating acne scars.  At Laser Skin Clinic, we offer the PicoSure treatment for acne scars.

How does laser work on acne scars?

Laser works by targeting the affected area with a beam of concentrated light at a specific energy level. This focused energy stimulates the tissue, essentially triggering it to repair. Over time, after multiple procedures, the scar’s pigment will appear more and more like the surrounding skin. At best, laser therapy can completely remove acne scars. At the very least, this treatment option can greatly reduce their appearance.

Is laser treatment good for trauma, burns, or surgery scars?

Laser treatment has been shown to be effective at treating trauma, burns, or surgery scars. Laser can be used to reduce a scar’s appearance and minimize pain and itching. Laser treatment can also prevent scars from forming after surgery. Lasers can help stimulate new, healthy skin growth. Although laser treatment cannot completely remove scars, it can make them less noticeable. Laser treatment combined with PRP micro needling improves the outcome even more.

What should I do before my laser treatment for scars?

  • Quit smoking for at least 2 weeks before laser treatment.
  • Stop taking aspirin, vitamin E, and other medications and supplements that can delay healing.
  • Avoid the sun, tanning bed, or sunlamp. You cannot be treated if you have a tan or sunburn.
  • Stop using skin care products that contain a retinoid or glycolic acid for 2 to 4 weeks.

How soon will I see results after laser?

It can take several months to see the results from laser scar treatment, and you may notice little improvement at first.

How often should I do PicoSure for acne scars?

We recommend doing a minimum of 3 treatments spaced approximately one month apart for best results.

Q & A ON RF MICRONEEDLING FOR ACNE SCARS

Is RF microneedling good for acne scars?

Yes, both radiofrequency and microneedling are an ideal combination to treat acne and acne scars.  By combining the two, the production of collagen and elastin is increased, resulting in the remodeling of scar tissue, which causes smoother texture and less noticeable acne scars.  According to NCBI “microneedling fractional radiofrequency is efficacious for the treatment of moderate and severe acne scars.”

What should I do before my rf microneedling treatment for scars?

  • Quit smoking for at least 2 weeks before rf microneedling treatment.
  • Stop taking aspirin, vitamin E, and other medications and supplements that can delay healing.
  • Avoid the sun, tanning bed, or sunlamp. You cannot be treated if you have a tan or sunburn.
  • Stop using skin care products that contain a retinoid or glycolic acid for 2 to 4 weeks.

How soon will I see results after rf microneedling for acne scars?

Collagen take time to build.  It can take several months to see the results from rf microneedling for acne scars.

How often should I do rf microneedling for acne scars?

We recommend doing a minimum of 3 treatments spaced approximately one month apart for best results.

For Acne Scars Treatment Cost

Potenza RF Microneedling – Facial Treatments

 

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Treatment

Cost

Amount

Cost/Visit

Savings

Amount

Cost/Visit

Savings

Smile Lines

$396

$1008

$336

$180

$1485

$297

$495

Eyes

$396

$1008

$336

$180

$1485

$297

$495

Full Face

$849

$2165

$722

$382

$3185

$637

$638

Cheeks

$496

$1265

$422

$223

$1860

$372

$620

Forehead

$496

$1265

$422

$223

$1860

$372

$620

Neck

$736

$1875

$625

$333

$2760

$552

$920

Face & Neck

$1416

$3621

$1207

$627

$5310

$1062

$1770

Potenza RF Microneedling – Body Treatments

 

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Treatment

Cost

Amount

Cost/Visit

Savings

Amount

Cost/Visit

Savings

Decolletage

$867

$2211

$737

$390

$3251

$650

$1084

Abdomen (full)

$1867

$4760

$1587

$841

$6997

$1400

$2338

Abdomen (upper or lower)

$997

$2542

$847

$449

$3739

$747

$1246

Arms (back)

$897

$2287

$762

$404

$3364

$673

$1121

 

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PicoSure Laser Treatments- Skin Pigmentation with Flat Optic

 

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Skin Pigmentation Treatment

Cost

Amount

Cost/Visit

Savings

Amount

Cost/Visit

Savings

Face

$397

$997

$332

$197

$1489

$297

$496

Hands

$197

$497

$166

$94

$739

$148

$246

Decolletage

$497

$1267

$422

$224

$1864

$373

$621


PicoSure Laser – Skin Revitalization with FOCUS

 

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Skin Revitalization Treatment

Cost

Amount

Cost/Visit

Savings

Amount

Cost/Visit

Savings

Face

$597

$1522

$507

$269

$2239

$448

$746

Hands

$297

$757

$252

$134

$1114

$223

$371

Decolletage

$697

$1778

$592

$313

$2614

$523

$871

IF YOU DISCOVER A LOWER ADVERTISED PRICE FOR THE PICOSURE AND POTENZA RF SKIN TIGHTENING, WE MAY BE ABLE TO MATCH IT WITH OUR PRICE MATCH GUARANTEE.

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