Acne is the most common skin condition. About 80% of people between the ages of 11 and 30 will have acne, and 1 out of 5 of that population will develop scarring.
Origin of Acne Scars
Acne scars are usually the result of acne inflammation. The inflammation can be caused by a build-up of excess oil, dead skin cells, and bacteria in the pores. When the inflammation leads to swelling the result is acne lesions The skin attempts to repair these lesions by creating new collagen. If the body produces too little or too much collagen, you will see a scar.
Bellafill for Acne Scars
Bellafill is the number one and only long-term FDA-approved filler for acne scar treatment. Bellafill is a collagen-based filler with polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA). When the body absorbs the collagen from the filler the PMMA remains at the injection site and stimulates your body to produce its own collagen. Bellafill is a long-term solution that can last up to 5 years. Bellafill is best for sunken acne scars that create an uneven skin surface. When injected it adds volume back to the skin restoring fullness and creating a smooth skin surface.
Morpheus8 for Acne Scars
Morpheus8 is a revolutionary combination of radiofrequency (RF) and microneedling that remodels the skin by stimulating collagen. The tiny needles in the Morpheus8 wand can penetrate up to 4 mm, creating tiny perforations under the skin, where radiofrequency waves are then applied. The body naturally responds by creating more collagen in the affected area. The result is firmer, plumper, newly resurfaced skin. Patients will usually need several treatments, ideally 3, and results will develop over time.
Lumecca for Acne Scars
Lumecca is an Intense Pulsing Light (IPL) non-invasive treatment that clears and brightens skin, erasing discoloration associated with acne scarring. It also enhances collagen and elastin production, resulting in firmer, more radiant skin and it restores tone and texture to the skin. Lumecca covers a larger surface area which gives you less downtime, fewer treatments, and better results. In addition, because of the refined cooling technology, Lumecca is much safer and more comfortable than previous IPL devices and laser treatments.