What are Acne? What are Acne Scars?

Acne are skin problems that may be caused by any of the following factors: 1) Oil glands that are overactive, or 2) too much growth of anaerobic bacteria. Because of this dealing with acne scars, or marks caused by the occurrence of acne, entails reducing the production of sebum in the oil glands, and killing any bacteria that may be present on the area.

To treat the underlying problems that lead to acne, Nu Horizon uses the following treatments:

  1. Silkpeel™ Dermalinfusion™ - or the use of clarifying solution meant to give the patient a clearer complexion and to improve the appearance of cystic and pustule acne. Combining the benefits of salicylic acid and aloe, it can provide relief even to sensitive and acne-prone skin.
  2. Chemical peels – which are an alternative solution to acne and acne scars.
  3. Non-abrasive skin resurfacing – which uses microbeams to create microscopic columns under the skin without damaging the surrounding tissue. The procedure utilizes the natural healing process to help create skin that looks young, soft, and healthy. The columns allow patients to target specific problem areas.

Laser Scar Removal: A Popular Solution

Scars, including those caused by acne or surgeries, can become a problem for some people. They can affect a person’s quality of life, causing both emotional and physical pain, and in more severe instances, even limit their mobility.

There are a number of scar removal options a patient can take, but not all of them are satisfactory. Surgical procedures, for one, can be painful, risky, and very invasive. Laser scar removal is the go-to approach for doctors and patients who want scar removal procedure because it is:

  • Reliable,
  • Poses little risk,
  • Less painful, and
  • Heals with shorter downtime.

We use non-ablative fractional laser technology for our acne and surgical scar removal. Through pulses of laser, we coagulate scar tissue and encourage the formation of new skin. This process heals in very minimal time and poses little risk of infection while causing little to no pain at all. A popular type is laser scar removal with Palomar®, which is proven safe for all skin types.

How Laser Scar Removal Can Help you

Using fractional laser, laser scar removal creates microcolumns of coagulated tissue that goes as deep as the dermis without causing any ablation in the epidermis. This triggers the natural healing process similar to what you would see in a healing wound, replacing compacted scar tissue with young, healthy tissue and resulting to a greatly diminished scar. Advanced Contact Tissue Cooling adds extra protection for the epidermis, and facilitates treatments that are safer and more comfortable for the patients.

Smoother skin through Acne Laser Treatment and IPL Treatments

For acne outbreaks, oral medication and topical creams can be effective forms of treatment. They can, however, dry and even irritate sensitive skin apart from being pricey. Acne on the back and chest can also pose problems when treated topically as these are either hard to reach or very large areas.

Pulsed light is an effective treatment that can deliver excellent results without the side effects caused by acne medication. It works especially well with inflammatory acne. Using fractional laser skin resurfacing, you can also renew skin and diminish the appearance of scars caused by acne outbreaks.

Acne IPL treatments with Palomar® treats acne and prevents future breakouts by targeting and destroying skin bacteria that leads to pimples. It can be used for acne on the face and even in parts with large surface areas like the back and the chest. Our pulsed light technology uses just the right amount of light and covers an area appropriate for acne treatment, while our Advanced Contact Cooling offers protection for your skin.

We also offer a selection of oral and topical medications, supplements, and other products for skin care in our Calgary clinic by medical prescription.

Contact us to book an appointment.

See also: Chemical Peels, Silkpeel™ Dermalinfusion™, Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing, Photofacials, IPL (Intense Pulse Light)