If you have deliberately searched for acne treatment, we understand that this may be a sensitive topic for you, therefore we have aimed to be as sensitive and informative as you would expect an all woman’s clinic to be. Acne may have been something that prohibited you from feeling your full beautiful self. As women, we gain our strength inwardly, however that doesn’t mean that we have to live with scaring. Today we will be outlining the three different types of acne scar removal as well as the procedures that they follow.

Fractional Laser treatment

Laser treatment uses gentle heat to remove the uppermost layer of skin where the scar has formed. As the layers of damaged skin are being removed, the reduction in scar visibility is instantly noticeable. The heat from the laser assists in breaking down the scar tissue and promotes new skin cells to grow. This process means that you may be looking a little worse for wear for a few days after the treatment. The good news is that after just one session clients have reported that they had grown a newfound self-confidence.

The reason you have read this far is not for the nitty-gritty, but the part that actually matters to you. Pain through the fractional laser procedure could be likened to an elastic band being snapped on your skin. The good news is that the treatment is relatively quick and the pain is said to subside in just one to two hours after treatment.

Chemical Peels

Chemical peel treatment is a skin-resurfacing procedure which makes use of clinically approved chemicals. The chemicals applied during your session vary in intensity based on the type of skin you have as well as the severity of scarring. The aim of a chemical peel is to remove the uppermost layer of the skin, stimulating new growth of cells and tissue which have been tested to drastically improve the visibility of acne scars.

There are three types of chemical peels namely light, medium and deep. Pain varies from superficial and relatively painless to have to needing to take a few days off from work in order to recover. A chemical peel’s appeal is that it is non-invasive and provides tremendous results after just one session.

Laser Resurfacing

Similar to fractional laser treatment, laser resurfacing uses a heated wand to remove layers of skin which have been impacted, either by scaring or deep wrinkles. This treatment may be used as a once-off scar removal technique; however, this is dependent on the severity of the skins damage as well as the surface area needing to be worked on.

The pain of the laser resurfacing procedure is much more significant than other treatments. The healing time may range anywhere from between five to 10 days. Although this procedure seems drastic, the results speak for themselves in terms of the removal and visibility of severe acne scarring.

Acne scarring doesn’t have to be a permanent fixture and is completely treatable. Here at Dr Bhabha aesthetics, we recognize the need to feel confident and beautiful inwardly and outwardly. Contact us today for a consultation and witness how we are able to change lives. You can contact us on info@drbhabhaaesthetics.co.za or 011 615 7214