In the present article, by “scars” we refer to the acne-caused scarification. Eight out of ten people worldwide suffer from acne at one time or another during their lives. If the acne is of the severe kind, it leaves the sufferer physically and mentally scarred.
The problem is, that acne and the scars it leaves behind mostly do not disappear after the age of puberty, but they accompany us for many years to come. The good news is that currently there are advanced methods to treat both acne and its scars effectively, creating significant improvement in the skin.
How do the scars form?
The scars are formed as a result of an acute inflammatory process which reaches down into the deeper layers of the skin. Picking at the blemishes deepens and the scars and makes them permanent. The aesthetic problem worsens over time, when wrinkles appear next to the scars, and may deepen the scar.
The treatment of scars includes traditional cosmetic care accompanied by new Laser technologies.
A popular treatment of scars is by peeling, which causes the removal of the outer skin layer and creation of a new and fresh skin layer.
The peeling treatments are divided into three categories: superficial, medium and deep. When a scar is small and superficial – a superficial peeling is a valid alternative for treatment, since it is almost free of adverse effects and allows for speedy recovery and return to the routine. Peeling treatments can be used to treat acne scars or any other scars.
However, when the scars are deep, there is a need to perform deep peeling in order to reach all of the scarred layers. Even though the system effectively treats deeps scars as well – it is important to note that deep peeling involves a long recovery period, and is at times accompanied by adverse effects, as strong acids are
used on the skin. Besides, deep peeling treatments are not recommended for people with dark skin, as there is a concern of lighter spots appearing in the treatment area.
Treating scars – the next generation
In recent years the Fraxel Laser treatments popularity has been gaining momentum.
Fraxel is a new treatment method based on “fractioned” laser technology. In fact, this is a peeling process intended to remove scars using Laser beams or radio frequencies in a controlled manner, smoothing the scars with minimal recovery time and minimal adverse effects.
The Fraxel Laser method is based on transferring energy in the form of microscopic points, for a more effective and focused treatment. Besides smoothing the scar, this treatment method encourages collagen growth and thus contributes to significant improvement in the skin texture.
The Dr. Elman’s clinics network is a leader in the field of advanced technologies and techniques for scars removal, as well as creating various combinations of the above-mentioned approaches. The wealth of experience in the area of aesthetic medicine allows the skillful staff of the clinic to determine the best treatment for any patient.