Dermabrasion for Facial Scarring
Acne and acne rosacea are common problems that plague both women and men in their 20's and beyond. (And you thought you would outgrow it!) Routine medical treatment of these disorders is covered by insurance. However, if you have been unresponsive to routine therapies, then superficial chemical peelings, Isolaz? or Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) treatments may help you. We can also educate you about lifestyle changes and skin care routines that will improve your condition.
Acne scars respond well to dermabrasion.
Dermabrasion is a superficial surgical technique for reducing acne scars by removing the topmost layers of scarred skin, leaving it supple and vibrant. Removing the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and a portion of the inner (dermis) layer of skin promotes new collagen growth.
Depending on the severity and depth of facial scarring to be treated, dermabrasion can be done superficially or deeply. It can even be coupled with a laser resurfacing procedure with a fractional carbon dioxide (CO2) laser, the most up-to-date and innovative technique to remove facial scarring and rejuvenate sun-damaged facial skin.
Only one dermabrasion procedure is needed and results can last for more than ten years. Typically there is one to two weeks of downtime depending how deep the resurfacing was performed.
Treatments vary depending on the condition of the skin scarring being treated and the type of skin.
- Sun Damaged Skin - Face, neck and chest
- Age Spots - Hands, face
- Reduction of moderate to severe aging and deep lines
- Blending of cosmetic surgery or laser treatments
- Reduction of acne scarring and other types of scarring from chickenpox to surgical scars
- Hyperpigmentation reduction
- Rejuvenation of sun damaged skin
The Isolaz? is a unique device that uses broad band light and vacuum to cleanse and purify your pores deeply and painlessly from the inside out without downtime or oral medications. Multiple treatments are usually necessary to realize its full therapeutic effect.
Intense Pulse Light or IPL treatments are similar to the Isolaz?, but without the vacuum. This broad band light helps eliminate the bacteria that causes acne pimples while normalizing your skin color and reducing inflammation. These treatments work best when routine medications are also taken during the IPL treatment phase. Multiple treatments are also necessary.