After acne clears up, many people are left with unsightly scars. The appearance of these scars range in color, texture and size. They can take the form of hyper-hypo pigmentation, pitting, and over-production of scar tissue. Fortunately, at NewDermaMed we employ the most advanced technologies to safely and dramatically reduce the look of all acne scars by reducing pigment, brightening skin, and evening out complexion.
We are proud to offer this service at both our downtown Toronto and North York locations and are happy to service customers from the Mississauga area.
Characterized by thin but deep columns of missing skin tissues. Commonly arising from severe acne, icepick scars usually appear on the cheek or nose.
Depressed fibrotic scars
If ice-pick scars are somehow aggravated, they can transform into large, hard, crater-like scars
Flat pigmented patches. Typically the end result of severe acne, appearing and persisting after the original inflammation.
Appears anywhere on the body and varies in size. Often caused by hormonal changes, and/or acne inflammation.
Generally small, these vary in depth and shape.
Soft and sometimes blue or white. These can appear on the body as well as the face.
Follicular Macular Atrophy
Small, raised, generally white bumps, usually seen on the chest or back
At NewDermaMed we are proud to offer a variety of laser therapies to successfully treat all types of acne scars from superficial to deep acne scar tissue. Depending on the type of acne scarring, treatment plans will differ from patient to patient.
Fractional laser resurfacing is universally recognized as the most advanced treatment for acne scarring. The fractional laser offers a degree of control and efficacy that allows for highly precise sculpting of the skin. The laser can target superficial to deep acne scar tissue and is ideal for patients who want dramatic results with minimal down time. The following are some of the approaches we use at NewDermaMed using fractional laser resurfacing.
The Fractional Laser utilizes an erbium:YAG laser and Pearl Fractional. It uses thousands of microscopic laser columns to ablate narrow diameter channels into the skin, removing old damaged cells and stimulating the growth of new healthy cells. It is able to selectively cover a fraction of the total treatment area, while leaving surrounding healthy tissue untouched. The benefits of the Fractional Laser include increased patient comfort, rapid healing, and tunable results that can range from subtle to dramatic.
TwinLight Fractional Rejuvenation is a simple 2-mode skin resurfacing and rejuvenation procedure that is performed ablatively with an Er:YAG laser and non-ablatively with a Nd:YAG laser for a comprehensive acne scar treatment. The deep heating effect of the Nd:YAG laser beam helps rejuvenate and stimulate the skin, while the Er:YAG beam promotes cell renewal and the formation of new, healthy skin.
Dual Fractional Laser Skin Resurfacing provides comprehensive results by offering customizable treatment using two treatment settings. The first treatment setting is the Fractional Laser. This Fractional Laser penetrates deep into the lower levels of the skin; it can be performed on its own or in combination with the second treatment setting, the Ultra-Laser Peel.
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