Acne scars have affected approximately 12 million people in the US. Adolescent acne, even if very mild, may result in permanent skin scars during adulthood. This may produce unfavorable psychological effects.
The damage of acne scars
According to eminent physicians, like Dr. Hany Zaki, the scarring is only a minuscule part of the actual damage. Individuals with acne scars tend to be extremely introverted and avoid making eye contact. Many acne sufferers fault their skin for adverse events happening in their lives.
After their acne scars were treated, the same individuals regained confidence in themselves and felt much happier in social situations. Fortunately, Dr. Zaki performs a comprehensive range of treatments for patients in Pasadena, Burbank, Arcadia and Glendale, California. He has successfully treated both mild and severe acne scars in his specially equipped medical spa or med spa.
Treatment options in Pasadena, California
Injections containing Restylane, Radiesse and collagen are effective treatments for deep and shallow acne scars. Such fillers are injected into the scar area and they smooth out the depressions. Results are usually immediate.
Fractional laser resurfacing offers doctors minute control as they vaporize the skin scarred or damaged by acne. When the healing is done, scarring is reduced, giving the skin a fresher and smoother appearance.
The elōs Plus is also equipped to minimize the appearance of acne scars, which are often indented or pitted, and can give the skin a pox-marked appearance. The elōs Plus Sublative™ applicator re-texturizes the skin through the use of fractionated bi-polar radio frequency technology, which stimulates the body’s natural wound healing response and the production of new collagen, elastin and healthy skin cells.*
The average treatment protocol for acne-related scarring is 3 treatments (spaced 4-6 weeks apart). Following that, the texture of your skin should be smoother, firmer, and more elastic, and the appearance of your acne scars should be visibly reduced. Although Sublative™ treatments are well tolerated by most patients, topical anesthetic ointments and cooling may be used to minimize discomfort during the session for patients with sensitive skin.*
Our Rejuvenize Chemical Peel can also treat acne and superficial scarring. To learn more, check out the treatment links below. Use our consultation form at the bottom of the page to request your free consultation.
*Individual results may vary; not a guarantee.