Acne scars can feel like an ongoing form of punishment – first you suffer through the acne and then you have the resulting scars to deal with. Whether you’ve got mild, moderate or severe acne scars, they can have an impact on your confidence and self esteem.
If you’ve tried skin needling for your acne scars, you may be one of the many who saw little to no improvement. The main reason being if you have deep acne scars, skin needling won’t penetrate into the skin far enough to have an impact. In this article, we discuss the pros and cons of three popular options for improving the appearance of acne scars.
Creams and Cover-ups
Generally, the first option is to try to “cover” the scars with make-up, although this isn’t a very popular option for the guys. Make-up is an easy, low-cost option and can help blend the tone of the scars, but it has no impact on the texture of the skin – you can still see the indentations or raised areas of scarring.
You don’t have to look far to find a myriad of creams promising to reduce the appearance of acne scars. These will do little more than moisturise your skin. Acne scars are known to be very stubborn so to think you’ll see improvement from applying a topical cream may leave you disappointed.
Skin needling is a cosmetic treatment that can be used to stimulate the body to naturally repair scar tissue caused by acne. It is only recommended for mild or shallow scars. The key limitation is that the needles can only penetrate between 0.5mm to 2.5mm so cannot reach deep into the dermal layer of the skin where acne scars form.
Sublative™ Acne Scar Treatment
The leading treatment for scarring caused by acne is Sublative™ treatment using radio-frequency. Radio-frequency energy gets deep into the dermis where the scar forms and the energy can follow the shape of the scar for optimum stimulation of new collagen and elastin production.
There is no recovery period or downtime with Sublative™ treatment, it’s a straight forward, walk in, walk out treatment. Following treatment your skin will be slightly red and will have tiny pinhole marks however the redness resolves within 24 hours and the marks fade over 2-4 weeks.
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At Feel Good Laser & Skin Clinic we specialise in the treatment of acne scars using the latest technology. We offer a free consultation where we can assess your scars, explain our technology and answer any questions you have. You can click on the buttons below to ask a question or book a free consultation. Alternatively, you can call our experienced and friendly team on 1300 896 834.