Acne Scar Treatment

Reduce the Lasting Marks Left by Severe Outbreaks with Microneedling and Laser Treatments for Western Chicago and Naperville

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How Do Acne Scar Treatments Work?

Microneedling involves the application of a device that creates miniscule columns extending down from the surface. Each channel is an opening in the skin, which the body seeks to repair with automatic healing processes. By adding exosomes, which are communication-focused parts of cells, the wound healing can happen even faster. Injecting exosomes deep into the skin in areas where acne scars have developed is a direct and focused strategy for prompting that specific area to gain a smoother and healthier appearance.

The laser energy used in acne scar treatments at the John Bull Center starts as light emitted from the handheld device, then passes through the surface of the skin. The light rapidly heats up the water it encounters, vaporizing the surrounding tissue. This is not done as a “blanket” vaporization, but instead is applied in grid-like patterns so there are areas where the surface is removed surrounded by intact and healthy tissue.

Each place where skin cells are vaporized during an acne scar treatment represents a point where the body will focus natural healing efforts, similar to the holes made by microneedling. This includes increased collagen production, improved circulation, and more.

Also, laser energy below the skin’s surface turns into heat, which remodels existing collagen and allows it to sit more evenly for a smoother surface.

This resurfacing can be applied broadly, but the laser can also be focused on specific targets, such as an acne scar. Treatments are highly customized, with some patients seeking acne scar treatments and others wanting a general rejuvenation that also improves the look of any scars.

What Is an Acne Scar Treatment Session Like in Naperville?

Microneedling with exosomes takes about 45 minutes to an hour, starting with application of an anesthetic to reduce sensation in the face, then a serum that allows the device to glide along the surface. Many patients say the treatment itself feels similar to a massage.

Patients having laser resurfacing treatments are given oral sedation, as well as topical numbing agents, in order to make them as comfortable as possible throughout the process. The acne scar treatment device itself generates heat, with each application creating a sensation similar to the snap of a rubber band against the surface of the skin.

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