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An Effective And Popular Choice
Scars are typically unpleasant reminders of injuries, wounds, and trauma—and acne scars are no different. Constantly seeing the marks caused by cysts and nodes that developed during severe outbreaks can have a negative effect on self perception and mental health. Acne scar treatments at Naperville’s John Bull Center are ideal for anyone who wants to have smoother and clearer skin. While nonsurgical acne scar treatments involve injections of fillers to minimize depressions in the skin, microneedling with exosomes actually triggers renewed collagen production and encourages more rapid skin cell turnover. Laser skin resurfacing is also an effective and popular choice for its ability to break down and remove old skin cells and encourage healing collagen production.
Improves The Look
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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A Smoother & Healthier Appearance
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.
Treatments work well on a range of acne scars, including rolling, boxcar, and icepick scars, as well as raised keloid scars. Anyone with lasting and noticeable signs of previous outbreaks may be a good candidate for an acne scar treatment. The important first step is scheduling a consultation so a member of the John Bull Center team can examine your skin and determine what the best approach would be.
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Some redness and minor swelling will persist for a few days after a microneedling acne scar treatment, and patients will be advised to refrain from wearing makeup for a minimum of 12 hours and shaving or participating in any activities that would make you sweat (through exertion or heat) for two days. Results develop over four to six weeks as collagen levels rise in the skin.
Some patients find that they achieve their ideal look after three session spaced six to eight weeks apart. Laser-based acne scar treatments can leave the skin sensitive, so you will receive a soothing ointment at the end of your session. You will also be asked to use a special solution for face washing for up to 10 days. Residual redness will fade over the following weeks, though discolorations and similar irregularities can last for a month or longer. Collagen production starts right away, but it can take weeks to months for levels to rise high enough to make a very visible difference. Over time, the healing processes will make acne scars less noticeable.
Prevention is always better than treatments, no matter what the condition. IPL and laser acne treatments are ideal for taming acne breakouts before they become so severe as to cause scarring.
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To schedule your consultation and learn more about acne scar treatment cost, results, and other details in Naperville and the Western suburbs of Chicago, please contact us online or call The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa at (630) 339-4555.
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1307 Macom Drive, Naperville, IL 60564