Acne Scar Minimization | Casey Powell PA

For Acne sufferers, there are many factors to take into consideration as breakouts begins to heal.  In addition to the methods for preventing infection, another major concern is scarring. When a wound heals and the tissue has grown back, the outer dermal layer can appear discolored and have a different texture than the surrounding skin. Hence, we have the acne scar!
  
Fortunately, we live in an age where there are many options to minimize facial scarring through well-known aesthetic treatments.  Consider these suggestions:

1 – The Plasma Pen:  Designed entirely to repair, reverse, and mitigate the negative effects of aging by using state-of-the-art nitrogen plasma technology. This also works wonders for scar minimization.  By transferring nitrogen plasma energy to the top layer of the skin, and simultaneously heating and disrupting the deep skin layer, we can tighten, lift, resurface, and regenerate any area of skin. This technique is known as “fibroblasting.” The Plasma Pen gives natural and long-lasting results with very little downtime and recovery (3-5 days).

2 – The Jessner Chemical Peel:  While there are many different types of Chemical Peels, the Jessner Chemical Peel is a tried and true superficial peel that has been used in the aesthetic industry for many years. It is a solution of alpha hydroxy and beta hydroxy acids and is used to treat active acne, photo-aging, age spots, acne scars, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, melasma, and freckles. Jessner Peels are often done in a series.  Downtime: Every individual is different. Pinkness, mild peeling 3-4 days.

3 – MicroNeedling Treatment:  MicroNeedling is your new best friend when it comes to combating the appearance of facial acne scars. With as few as three non-invasive treatments at 30-day intervals, you can improve your appearance for more than six months after your final treatment. MicroNeedling increases epidermal thickness, stimulates the extracellular matrix, and reduces inflammation. Redness with mild swelling can occur. Downtime: 24 hours.

4 – The Cutera XEO Laser Genesis: 
Acne scars are no match for the Laser Genesis.  The Laser Genesis dramatically improves hyperpigmentation and texture irregularities associated with acne scarring and can completely reverse the scar when treated soon enough.  The Laser Genesis also treats years of accumulated sun damage, wrinkles, and age spots safely and effectively. The Laser Genesis is perfect for individuals interested in combating signs of aging, scarring, and to reveal an improved radiant complexion.  Downtime: None

About Casey Powell PA 

Casey is highly skilled and experienced in treating many general and cosmetic dermatologic needs. Casey will tailor an individual regimen for an array of concerns including acne, rosacea, aging, inflammatory skin processes, volume loss, pigmentation issues, and much more. She prefers using non-prescription products when addressing most skin concerns; however, she uses an integrative approach and will prescribe when necessary.   For more information and to book a consultation, visit caseypowellpa.com.  We look forward to hearing from you!

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