Acne is sadly a fact of life for many teenagers. Unfortunately, this can leave us with debilitating scars that erode not only our skin but our self-esteem. Thankfully, many options on the market can help your confidence to bounce-back.
What causes acne?
Acne is a common skin condition that generally affects those going through puberty. Acne in teens is considered quite normal due to the hormonal changes that come with puberty. These hormone changes in the body cause our grease-producing glands that are next to hair follicles on the face, neck, shoulders, upper back and chest, to produce even larger amounts of oil. These pores then become blocked and as a result, acne spots appear.
This type of acne usually affects the face, neck, shoulders, upper back and chest and can, unfortunately, leave many of us with unsightly scars that slowly erode our self-confidence.
What causes acne scars?
When acne breakouts penetrate the skin, they damage the skin and tissue. Once the acne starts to clear up, the body tries to repair the damage. During this healing process, the body produces collagen. However, if your body creates too much or too little collagen, a scar will be left behind.
If the body produces too little collagen, the body will produce a depressed acne scar, which looks like a small pit in the skin. If the body produces too much collagen, the scar will become raised.
What acne scar treatments are there?
There are several acne scar treatments available on the market. Here, we discuss four of the most popular and most effective treatments.
This method of acne scar removal uses a chemical solution to remove the top layer of skin. The assumption is that the new skin that replaces it will be smoother. Following a chemical peel acne scar treatment, the skin will be red for a few days before forming blisters. These blisters will crust and drop-off within two weeks. Chemical peels are recommended every six to 12 months.
This method of acne scar treatment works by using a process that seeks to ‘sand down’ the skin. Eventually, a smoother layer of skin replaces the abraded skin. Recovery following a dermabrasion treatment usually takes between 10 days and three weeks.
This acne scar removal method treats the fibroblasts at a deeper level than the other methods of treatment. Superficial micro-trauma to the fibroblast cells within the skin stimulates the development of elastin and collagen that works to resurface the skin and smooth scars.
This method of acne scar treatment uses a process of creating localised laser burns to damage the top layer of the skin. This can take anywhere between a few minutes to an hour per treatment and it usually takes between three and 10 days for the skin to heal completely.
When considering the different options available to you for treating acne scars, fibroblasting is the most immediate option. It offers the shortest healing period that coincides with your body’s natural healing process.
Can fibroblasting guarantee results for acne scar removal?
Fibroblasting treatments work to stimulate the fibroblasts within your skin to produce more collagen, which is the good stuff that gives your skin structure and elasticity. Fibroblasting works to treat acne scars by stimulating your skin to produce more collagen at a much deeper level. This process does not thin the skin in a way that dermabrasion or chemical peels do.
As fibroblasting is highly targeted, it works in a precise and predictable way to target exact areas of acne skin. As a result, the recovery of an acne scar treatment looks far more natural because it is achieved through your own body’s production of collagen. That means you will look exactly like you – but without the scars!
Is this acne scar treatment suitable for you?
Put simply, yes. Fibroblasting treatments are one of the least disruptive treatment methods for acne scar removal. This treatment works at both the epidermal and dermal level to stimulate the body’s natural production of collagen and elastin. This leaves your skin feeling smoother, looking rejuvenated, whilst also working to tighten the skin for an improved structure.
The pioneers of fibroblasting treatments for acne scar removal
Plasma Pen by Louise Walsh International is a pioneer in the fibroblasting device industry. Their revolutionary fibroblast pen is manufactured in Germany and is backed by over 30 years of experience in the beauty and aesthetics industry. With technicians in over 40 countries, Plasma Pen by Louise Walsh International is recognised worldwide as a proven solution to acne scars. It works to eradicate the appearance of scars by stimulating the fibroblast cells to accelerate the production of collagen and elastin.