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Top 7 Scar Treatments at FACE Skincare~Medical~Wellness

We know what a struggle dealing with scarring can be ‑ whether it’s from acne, surgical or any other type of scarring. These seemingly permanent imperfections can really do a number on our confidence. The good news is they don’t have to be permanent. By reworking the architecture of your skin, scars can be minimized, leaving you with a smooth, rejuvenated appearance. Let’s take a look at some of the best ways to treat scarring!

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1. Microneedling Scar Treatments

Microneedling is a non‑surgical treatment that uses tiny stainless steel needles to stimulate your body’s own collagen‑producing capabilities. Increased collagen production speeds up cellular turnover, improves texture, diminishes fine lines and wrinkles, tightens the skin, and even fades old acne scars and hyperpigmentation. This makes it perfect for treating facial and body scars and it has little to no downtime and is safe for all ethnicities. 

Microneedling can be done with two types of devices: pen‑based and radiofrequency (RF). RF gives more advanced results, using heat to cause collagen contraction, leading to better remodeling of collagen and skin in fewer treatments. We currently only recommend one pen‑based microneedling device, EXCEED. This device is the first dual‑indicated, FDA‑cleared microneedling system for the treatment of both facial wrinkles and facial acne scar reduction.

Microneedling Treatment Recommendations:

2. Laser Scar Treatments

We LOVE lasers!! That’s probably why we have over 50!

Lasers are a wonderful way to keep up your skin maintenance and to keep a youthful, refreshed glow and smooth skin. Before jumping in, you should know that there are three types of lasers that are the best for scarring: ablative, fractional and hybrid.

Albative Lasers

Ablative lasers remove the outermost layer of your skin while heating lower layers to boost collagen production. There is some social downtime mostly a week to 10 days, but expect a dramatic transformation with this type of laser!

Fractional Lasers

Fractional lasers are non‑ablative, and create channels deep within the skin, creating a thermal injury, which stimulates your skin to renew itself from the inside out. 

Hybrid Lasers

Hybrid lasers combine two types of lasers ‑ usually one ablative laser and one non‑ablative fractional laser, to remove years of damage from your skin. They have less downtime than traditional ablative or fractional lasers, making them great for people with busy schedules.

With all of these lasers, you’ll see improvement to sun damage, pigment, fine lines and wrinkles, texture, pores and of course, scarring.

Laser Treatment Recommendations:

3. Peel Scar Treatments

Want to make your skin GLOW? Peel away the layers you don’t need, with chemical peels! These treatments create a controlled injury to the tissue, which promotes growth of new skin. It’s one of the simplest and least invasive ways to improve the appearance of your skin for pores, texture, tone, pigment, sun damage, fine lines, acne, scarring and more. You’ll be left with a beautiful bright complexion and smooth youthful looking skin. Our Peel recommendations are below.

RevePeel

Uses an oil‑based delivery system, which is applied to the top layer of skin. Over the course of seven days, the oil works to exfoliate the skin and bring newly refreshed skin up to the surface. Recommended for Moderate to severe acne.

Enlighten Peel

An innovative and very effective treatment that uses special lightening methods to gently but effectively minimize the appearance of melasma, hyperpigmentation, acne scarring, dull skin, and more. Recommended for PIH and PIE.

TCA CROSS

The chemical reconstruction of skin scars using Trichloroacetic Acid (TCA) to treat atrophic acne scars.

4. Subcision and Dermal Filler Scar Treatments

Subcision is used to treat acne scarring, including pitted acne scars, surgical scars and other forms of scarring. Acne scars are caused when fibrotic strands pull the skin downward to create an indentation. Subcision involves inserting a tiny needle under the skin. The needle is moved around under the skin causing it to cut fibrotic strands, releasing tension and allowing the skin around the scar to rise. It also triggers the release of collagen, which helps to add volume to the area.

Follow up subcision with dermal filler in the scarred areas to fill out the area, creating a smooth appearance on the surface of the skin. This treatment is minimally invasive, comes with no downtime, and is an effective solution for various types of scarring.

5. PRP Scar Treatments

Plasma is one of the MOST advanced forms of skin rejuvenation to date! It comes in two forms ‑ your own plasma from your blood, and device‑based plasma (keep reading our next section to learn about it!)

Plasma is the liquid that holds the blood cells, often referred to as liquid gold. When injected or micro‑needled into the skin, it helps to stimulate collagen, accelerate healing, and even stimulate hair growth! These treatments are called PRP (platelet‑rich plasma) or PRFM (platelet‑rich fibrin matrix). PRP can be used like a dermal filler to minimize the appearance of scarring with the advantage that it’s using your own body’s material, AND it can be used safely where filler can’t, so you don’t have to worry about adverse reactions. Plus it can last up to two years!

6. Plasma Scar Treatments

The second type of plasma comes from a device, which is also real plasma. Plasma based devices can do more than any laser in existence by resurfacing, rebuilding all the tissue, and recreating elasticity all at once. Below are our favorite Plasma treatments.

Jett Plasma

Jett Plasma is the only direct‑current medical plasma device that uses real plasma and is able to pass through cell membranes. Plasma energy generates heat, warming the skin and producing a wide range of desired effects.

NeoGenPSR 

NeoGenPSR produces plasma inside the handpiece using a combination of nitrogen gas and ultra‑high radiofrequency to treat the whole architecture of the skin. The plasma penetrates the superficial and deeper levels of the dermis to replace damaged collagen and encourage new collagen and elastin growth. 

Both of these are top of the line treatments that help reduce facial scarring. Both have some social downtime, but the results are worth the sacrifice!

7. BBL or IPL Scar Treatments

BroadBand Light (BBL) and Intense Pulsed Light are some of our favorites for treating redness and (non‑melasma based) hyperpigmentation. BBL delivers light energy to specifically target and remove pigment, instead of water, lifting out spots to create a more even complexion. 7‑10 days after treatment, you will see a reduction in discoloration, and redness, and the skin will take on a luminous appearance. 

BBL also improves the quality of your skin to make it softer, clearer and smoother. It works on most skin types, and tones (except dark), making it super versatile. Both of these treatments are great for PIH and PIE. Below are some of our favorites:

BBL+ (face/neck)/ BBL HERO (body) 

Treats the skin with 4x the speed, 3x the power, and 2x the cooling capacity for maximum comfort, making it the fastest, most effective BBL treatment available on the market. Treats reds and browns, smooths the skin, helps redness from rosacea and leaves you with a flawless complexion.

Limelight IPL 

One of the most effective ways to treat the brown and/or red pigmented areas on your skin. 

Pro Tip: Get BBL before your laser treatment to take care of pigmentation! We love to pair it with Halo.

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There’s no reason not to book an appointment and find out why there’s no place like FACE! Give us a call or text at 248‑663‑0161 and we’ll set you up with our talented team to find the BEST treatments for your skin. Don’t wait! These specials won’t last forever and we’re filling up fast for the holidays! 

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