Acne can begin as an adolescent or later on in life. Whether you see a skin specialist on a regular basis or your acne breakouts seem to respond well to home treatments; one of the most common worrisome skin issue is acne scarring. There are treatments that are now aimed at normalising the collagen deep in the skin to create a smoother and more even surface. The methods that are less invasive will need treatments.

Microneedling

This method can be used to treat mild to moderate pore size, skin texture and acne scarring and can be used safely on skin of colour. A numbing cream is placed on the treatment area for 30 minutes and then wiped away.

Microneedling introduces tiny needles to the skin, and fresh collagen is then stimulated. This process is conducted using a unique pen-like device that has a tip containing the tiny needles. Following treatment, most patients will have some mild swelling and redness for up to 48 hours, however; regular activity can be resumed immediately after treatment.

For optimal results, a series of treatments is required. There may also be slight bruising and/or pinpoint bleeding.

Superficial Fillers

Newer and improved fillers for acne scarring are being introduced that can be placed high enough into the skin to create a smooth and even look almost immediately. They work best for individuals who want immediate improvements. Most fillers last at least one year; giving immediate results and little downtime.

IPL

This method is often used in what is known as the acute phase — when an individual has a lot of red marks that are beginning to develop into scars. A few sessions with this light based device can put a stop to red vessels and minimise the chance of any permanent scarring, making the skin appear more even.

For more information about Intense pulsed light (IPL) treatments go to this website: http://londoncosmeticclinic.com.au/services/ipl-laser/

Fractional Resurfacing

Fractional resurfacing activates new collagen by heating small columns of tissue without causing harm to the skin’s surface. After every treatment session, you will experience some mild swelling and redness which generally disappears within a few days following treatment. Repeated sessions of fractional resurfacing treatment are required a minimum of three times over several months.

Fractional Resurfacing with CO2 laser

Fractional resurfacing with a CO2 laser is a much more intensive treatment than fractional resurfacing and can result in a remarkable improvement in the skin. The CO2 laser destroys the small columns of tissue and healing takes around one week with peeling at this time.

The results of this treatment are amazing; however, it can take as long as six months to fully see the results due to the fact that the collagen continues to grow in the skin months following treatment.

These innovating treatments provide relief to acne sufferers. Its best to consult a specialist who has the expertise in all of the treatments listed above available as your treatment should be specific to achieve your personal best.