Getting Rid of Acne Scars

Do you have scarring as a result of acne? Are you looking for a safe and effective way to remove and/or reduce scars?

Acne vulgaris, also known as acne, is a very common skin disease that affects people most commonly during adolescence. However, adult acne can also occur. Acne includes pimples, whiteheads, blackheads, pustules or even scaly redness on the skin. It can vary in concentration, shape, size and number. Some people suffer from acne breakouts and others have a more continuous bout of acne. Typically hormones cause acne but stress, bacteria and certain foods can also play a role in the prevalence of acne, as can genetic factors. The scars that can be left by acne are an unfortunate side effect; 95% of people who suffer from acne have scarring as a result.1

There are typically three main types of acne scars – icepick, boxcar and rolling atrophic scars, which are the most common. Sometimes acne scars can have more than one characteristic such as erythema (redness) or pigmentation (skin colouring) as well as being hypertrophic (raised scars) or atrophic (sunken scars), commonly known as hybrid scars.2

The Spectra peel laser treatment option is an effective and long-term solution to acne scarring. The number of treatments required will depend on the severity of the acne scarring. Typically, a follow up every three months will be beneficial for long-term impact and continual management.

The Spectra peel process is virtually painless and the results can be incredibly effective. Normally, a patient can return to their regular activities immediately following treatment with no side effects. There is no downtime and little need for recovery following treatment.

Before and after acne scar removal.

The Spectra peel is effective in reducing all types of acnes, can shrink large pores, reduce redness from inflamed acne and is safe for inflamed acne. There is a reduced reoccurrence or inflammation, and no medication required following treatment.

We understand the embarrassment associated with acne scars. In fact, research shows that it can have a detrimental impact on a person’s quality of life, both in terms of the physical appearance and mental consequences of having acne and acne scarring.3 The Spectra laser can remove or reduce acne scarring with success; however, there is no cure for acne, but it can just be dramatically lessened and kept under control with the Spectra laser treatment option. A consultation with one of our experts can help you understand your options when it comes to reducing your acne scarring and keeping it under control.

1Werschler, P, R. S. Herdener, V. E. Ross and E. Zimmerman (2015) “Treating Acne Scars: What’s New?” J Clin Aesthet Dermatol. 2015 Aug; 8(8 Suppl): S2–S8.
2 Ibid.
3 Ibid.