Acne affects almost 20% of Canadians, primarily those between 12 and 24 years of age. While everyone develops pimples on their face and body from time to time, people prone to acne can experience severe, painful breakouts.
And these can have a lasting impact on your appearance if they scar. But you can make acne scarring less visible and improve the general quality of your skin with the right personalized facial treatments.
What options do you have? How do they work? Find out as we explore personalized facial treatments for acne and acne scarring.
What Causes Acne?
Acne occurs when hair follicles (tiny holes in the skin) in one or more areas become clogged. It starts with sebum; the oil produced by tiny sebaceous glands, which are close to the skin’s surface and attached to hair follicles.
Sebum is a natural lubricant that prevents the hair and skin from becoming more dry than it should. However, glands may release an excessive amount of sebum, which mixes with dead skin cells and accumulates in hair follicles.
Clogged follicles near to the skin’s surface begin to protrude, which we see as whiteheads. Blocked hair follicles that are open, though, become blackheads. Follicles may also be infected by bacteria, leading to pustules or cysts.
Increasing testosterone levels may trigger excessive sebum production, too, particularly during puberty and adolescence.
Other potential causes include:
Additionally, people may be more likely to develop acne if one or both of their parents have been affected.
What Causes Acne Scars?
Not everyone who experiences acne will be left with acne scars, but it’s common nonetheless.
Scarring is most likely to occur when severe pimples, such as hard nodules, pop and damage surrounding skin. Nodules and cysts may also affect the skin more deeply than less-severe pimples, ultimately damaging it enough to leave scars.
However, picking or squeezing pimples can also lead to acne scarring.
Personalized Treatments for Acne Scars
Facial treatments performed by trained professionals can help to reduce the visibility of acne scars and make your skin look healthier overall. During personalized facials, you will receive a treatment designed to address one or more specific issues affecting your skin.
At Astra Medicare, we utilize modern technology - Morpheous8 by InMode to treat acne scars, as well as wide variety of other skin conditions. Morpheus8 delivers the deepest fractional treatments available, penetrating subdermal tissue up to 8mm (7mm + 1mm thermal profile). It is non-invasive and uses two-stage radiofrequency for best results.
As acne is such a common condition, there are various suitable personalized facial treatments to choose from. We’ll explore seven examples below:
Acne Basic S.O.S.
The Acne Basic S.O.S. facial is a purifying treatment. It starts with a refreshing deep cleanse to remove impurities and balance the skin while soothing inflammation.
High-frequency technology is also used to provide more oxygen to the skin, helping to treat acne and improve the skin’s texture. Your skin should feel smoother and healthier after this treatment.
Astra Glow Treatment
The Astra Glow Treatment is designed to improve skin prone to acne, leaving it looking and feeling better. It can also reduce hyperpigmentation (the formation of dark patches on skin) and minimize the visibility of wrinkles and fine lines.
The Perfect Derma Peel
The Perfect Derma Peel is a popular facial treatment created to solve a number of skin issues, from acne scarring to sun spots. It contains highly effective ingredients, including kojic acid, TCA, salicylic acid, vitamin C, glutathione, and phenol.
The Perfect Derma Peel may also be customized to suit everyone, regardless of skin type or ethnicity. Results are typically visible one week after the treatment.
Micro-Needling Lite Elite
Micro-Needling Lite Elite can improve the appearance of acne scars, decrease the size of large pores, and address hyperpigmentation.
Micro-needling is a non-surgical procedure, during which very fine needles prick skin in specific areas of the face. This treatment promotes the production of new skin tissue and collagen to cultivate firmer, plumper, smoother skin. LED therapy will be added to maximize the quality of the treatment results.
Pluryal Recover Me
Pluryal Recover Me can repair skin and make treated areas clearer, healthier, and brighter. Micro-needling and LED therapy are used with serums to achieve the best results. It can have a positive impact on acne and help reduce acne scarring.
Therapeutical Men’s Retreat
A treatment for men who want to address acne scarring and enhance the appearance of their skin. It can also soothe inflammation and razor irritation, which may be an issue if you shave daily.
During this treatment, a deep cleanse, exfoliation, and extractions will leave the skin looking healthier. Extractions involve clearing clogged pores, which can prevent breakouts and (ultimately) scarring.
A massage is also included, along with a mask application.
Microdermabrasion is an exfoliating treatment utilizing a vacuum and small crystals that remove dead skin cells, which are then sucked up into the vacuum. The treatment provider will move a handheld device over your face to gently remove the skin’s top layer.
This facial treatment can improve the appearance of acne and acne scars, make your face look more refreshed, and even reduce the visibility of fine lines.
Choosing the Right Personalized Facial Treatment for Your Acne
If you have never tried a facial or any other treatment designed to help ease acne and acne scarring, you may feel unsure which is right for you.
That’s why an expert team and in-depth consultations are so important. You will be able to discuss your acne, scarring, and general skin issues with your treatment provider first.
They will answer your questions, examine your skin, and help you choose the most effective facial treatment for your acne.
Book Your Personalized Facial Treatment at Astra Medicare
If acne or acne scars are a problem for you, our team is here to provide you with effective personalized facial treatments. We’ll discuss your skin, acne, scarring, and any other issues you want to address in detail.
We can also provide a range of other treatments for improving your skin’s appearance, texture, and tone. Choose from our Glutathione IV treatment, mesotherapy, PRP, and more.
Get in touch with Astra Medicare’s team today to schedule your consultation for a professional, relaxing personalized facial treatment!
Dedicated and passionate Astra Medicare staff.