Simply treating and controlling acne is not always enough. Often, people are left with scarring that can affect their self-esteem and self-confidence. The team at DLC has several options for addressing acne scarring, including chemical peels, light-based technology with BBL, SkinPen Microneedling, fractional laser skin resurfacing such as HALO, Genius RF Skin Tightening and precise surgical excisions. These treatments can truly be life-changing.
Types of Acne Scarring
Acne scars can occur even if you do not pick at bumps or pimples. These scars can appear red in people with lighter skin tones and brown in people with darker skin tones. Other types of acne scars leave depressions or divots in the skin. If left untreated, acne scarring can last a lifetime. Ideal treatment depends on the size, shape, and type of acne scarring.
SkinPen microneedling treatment is a great option for acne scarring. The SkinPen® microneedling device causes controlled micro-injuries that stimulate the body’s natural wound healing process. The micro-injuries trigger the release of cytokines and growth factors that lead to remodeling of collagen and elastin. The SkinPen can also treat pigmented (dark/brown) acne scars.
Genius RF Skin Tightening
Genius RF Skin Tightening combines the benefits of microneedling with radiofrequency energy to treat the deepest layers of the skin. It stimulates collagen and elastin to improve skin texture and diminish acne scars. One of the most effective devices for treating acne scars, it leaves the epidermis intact for faster healing and can be repeated every four to six weeks for optimal results. Treatments are customized for age, skin type, sun exposure, tissue thickness, and depth. The Genius RF Skin Tightening is able to treat even severe acne scars.
BroadBand Light (BBL)™ is a very powerful and precise light-based device that can be used to target redness resulting from acne scarring. The light energy delivered by BBL will target redness and brown spots by gently heating the upper layers of the skin. The heat absorbed by the targeted areas will stimulate your skin cells to regenerate. This restores skin to its natural beauty, making it clearer, smoother, and vibrant.
The Halo Laser, is a unique type of fractionated skin resurfacing. It utilizes both ablative and non-ablative wavelengths to rejuvenate skin, smooth scars and even pigmentation. This treatment not only diminishes acne scars, it improves surface irregularities and enlarged pores by stimulating new collagen to improve overall skin quality.