Treating The Scars of Acne:
The Ones You Can See & the Ones You Can’t
Katherine sat, deep in emotionally painful thought… dwelling again on the same memories and the daily constant reminders, as she has so many times before…
”How can something that created such turmoil for me during my entire teenage years still be causing me such great discomfort and pain, after all these years?”
For some people, high school years are difficult. Not everyone is a jock, or a mathlete, or homecoming queen, or feels like they “fit in”. Some struggled with issues that were beyond their own control at the time… for some it was acne.
Beyond the physical, the emotional toll this can take on a person can be debilitating.
And then there is the aftermath that these folks have to deal with all those years later… often a very painful reminder of a really difficult time in their lives… the acne scarring they’ve been left with.
The truth is: A person with acne scarring may feel embarrassed, frustrated, and even depressed. The physical reminder of the acne can be a difficult thing to look at, and it can be difficult to feel confident or attractive when dealing with such a visible reminder of past struggles.
It can also be difficult to feel accepted by others, or even to feel comfortable in social settings. You may feel like they have to hide or cover up, or that you are being judged by others because of their acne scarring.
What Causes Acne?
Acne is caused by a combination of factors, including hormones, bacteria, genetics, and lifestyle. Hormonal fluctuations during puberty, menstrual cycles, and pregnancy can trigger acne. Bacteria, such as Propionibacterium, can also contribute to acne.
Genetics can also play a role in acne, as some people are more prone to it than others. Additional factors, such as diet, stress levels, and skincare routine can all contribute to acne.
What Causes Acne Scarring?
Acne can cause scarring when the skin is damaged due to inflammation caused by the acne. When the acne is severe, the inflammation can cause the skin to become thick and form scar tissue. This scar tissue can form raised or indented areas, which can be permanent.
So must you just live with it?
There are options. In fact, there are things we can do right here at BlossomMD Med Spa to help. Most specifically, microneedling for acne scars.
Microneedling is an effective way to reduce the appearance of acne scars. The needles used during microneedling create tiny punctures in the skin, which causes the body to produce new collagen and elastin in the areas of scarring. This helps to fill in the indentations caused by the scars and give the skin a smoother, more even appearance.
For even better results; why not have a Microneedling treatment on your first visit and then follow up with a HydraFacial on your next visit?
Hydrafacial is a treatment that is used to treat a variety of skin issues, including acne scarring. It combines exfoliation, extraction, hydration, and antioxidant protection to help improve the appearance of skin.
The exfoliation helps to remove dead skin cells and debris, while the extraction helps to remove blockages in the pores.
Hydration helps to keep skin hydrated and the antioxidant protection helps to reduce inflammation and redness, the appearance of acne scars and improve overall skin tone and texture.
Because Microneedling uses tiny needles to create tiny punctures in the skin, it helps to stimulate collagen production, which helps to improve skin texture and reduce the appearance of acne scarring.
The Hydrafacial is a non-invasive treatment that uses a mixture of antioxidants, vitamins, and peptides to help reduce inflammation and improve skin hydration. Both of these treatments can help improve the appearance of acne scars and reduce the size of scars.
So don’t just choose to live with it. Please don’t suffer in silence. There is help for you and your skin issue out there.
*It is important to remember though, that these treatments are not a quick fix; they are a process. While you may see results with your first visit, we know that a series of treatments (usually 3-5 or more) will be needed in order to realize maximum impact, especially for acne scarring.
Come visit us at BlossomMD. We can help. We will provide you with a free personalized consultation to make sure we are addressing your individual needs and wants.
A visit to the Medical Beauty Professionals at BlossomMD Med Spa can be a great way to improve your health and wellness on multiple levels. We offer a variety of treatments that can help to restore your skin’s health and reduce the signs of aging, while also providing relaxation and stress relief, in a safe and comfortable environment for those who wish to explore their health and beauty needs.
Hope to see you soon!