What’s worse than acne? Acne scars. When your acne finally heals, the last thing you need is a daily, permanent, and visible reminder of your past. However, we have good news. You may feel like your scars are here to stay, but acne scars don’t have to be permanent. At Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services in Ann Arbor, MI, we offer different acne scar treatments, including morpheus8, that can erase those scars and help you get beautiful scar-free skin.
Our Acne Scar Treatments
At Michigan Center for Cosmetic Services, we have several different options that can help erase your acne scars and as a bonus, help improve the overall appearance of your skin. All acne scars are not created equally. There are different types of scars. Some patients have scars that cover the surface of their skin while others only have a few scars. This will play a part in which of these treatment options is right for you.
Any treatment that can increase collagen can help improve the appearance of acne scars. Morpheus8 is a form of collagen induction therapy that involves microneedling and the distribution of fractionated RF energy to the skin. Both of these processes work together to stimulate the body’s collagen production to improve the appearance of acne scars.
Microneedling creates tiny injuries on the surface of the acne scar, and over time, the body heals those injuries with increased collagen in the scar. Collagen plumps the skin that contains the scar, greatly diminishing its appearance. Morpheus8 can be performed once a month until the desired results appear. It takes the body approximately one month to make new collagen, and visible results will appear at that time and will improve over the next few months.
Am I a Candidate?
To determine if this treatment is the best option to treat and correct your acne scars, we will need to examine your scars in person during an initial consultation. If you are a candidate for a Morpheus8 treatment, we will develop a treatment plan that is right for you, inclusive of the necessary number of treatments to get you the results you’re looking for.
CO2 Laser is a laser treatment that uses a gas mixture that contains 20% carbon dioxide in a powerful laser beam of light to remove the top layer of the skin. In doing so, it can improve the appearance of acne scars. Collagen production will increase in the treatment area to heal the skin from the perceived injury. After you undergo this treatment, you’ll see some immediate improvements and your acne scars will continue to improve for up to six months post-treatment.
The benefit of this particular laser is that it can be isolated to treat your acne scars without affecting the surrounding skin. If you don’t want to treat your entire face, we can focus the laser on your acne scars to give you the results you’re looking for. Most patients see anywhere from a 50 to 70 percent improvement in their acne scars after the treatment.
Am I a Candidate?
An initial consultation with one of our experts will help determine if a CO2 Laser treatment is right for you. Once we analyze your skin and your scars, we’ll confirm whether or not you’re a candidate for the CO2 Laser and give you more details on what you can expect after your treatment.
Some dermal fillers can do more than just fill wrinkles; they can fill in acne scars as well. Bellafill is one of those fillers and is FDA-approved to treat and correct acne scars, providing long-lasting results that last up to one year. Bellafill is a collagen-based dermal filler that not only fills the scar but will stimulate collagen production just below the surface of the skin so that you get natural, long-lasting results.
The benefit of this filler is that it won’t just fill your scars, but it will help treat them in the process as collagen production increases and works to fill those scars. Results can be seen instantly, so you’ll be able to walk out of our office with an immediate improvement in the appearance of your scars. When your results do wear off, your scars will look much better than they did pre-treatment due to that collagen increase, and then you can come back in for a touch-up.
Am I a Candidate?
To determine whether you are a candidate for Bellafill, you will need to undergo a consultation with one of our experienced injectors. During this consultation, we’ll review your health history, discuss your concerns, and make sure that Bellafill is the best option for your needs. Then, we’ll schedule an appointment so that you can be on your way to beautiful, scar-free skin.
PRP injections are another option for those who are looking for a natural solution to improve the appearance of their acne scars. PRP therapy uses the healing and rejuvenating qualities that are present within your blood to help heal your scars. During treatment, a standard blood draw is required.
Then, your blood will be placed in a centrifuge which separates the platelet-rich plasma from the rest of your blood. The PRP will then be administered via injections directly into your acne scars to heal the area and treat the scars.
Am I a Candidate?
Most people are a candidate for PRP therapy because the main ingredient is your blood, so there is no risk of an allergic or adverse reaction. During a consultation, we’ll look at your scars and determine if this treatment is the best option to help improve your skin and get the desired results.
Say Goodbye To Your Acne Scars
You don’t have to be defined by your acne scars. There are many different ways to improve their appearance and eventually erase them. The first step in the process is to schedule a consultation so that one of our experts can examine your skin and recommend a treatment plan that will help you get the skin you may have never thought possible. After experiencing one of these treatments, you’ll finally be able to say goodbye to your acne scars for good.