Why Choose SKINLIFE for Acne Scars
Acne scarring (acne scar) can involve textural change in the superficial and thinning of deep layer of skin, and can also be associated with redness and pigmentation (darkening of skin). There are three types of acne scars – rolling, ice-pick, and box-car. Rolling scars appear like gentle hills and valleys without sharp borders. Ice-pick scars have round and deep depressions with a V-shaped cross-section. Box-car scars have a flat, U-shaped cross-section. SKINLIFE Vancouver is one of the few clinics that offers a full range of both surgical and non-surgical treatment options for acne scars. With one of the best and most experienced doctors, SKINLIFE Vancouver offers a number of treatments specially designed for acne scar correction. Our non-surgical treatments include cutting-edge fractional skin resurfacing with INTRAcel Fractional RF and Infini Fractional RF, PRP Acne Scar Therapy, DOT & CROSS, injectable dermal fillers with subcision, and many more options. Our minor surgery options include subcision, punch-graft, punch-elevation, and excision to list a few. An appropriate combination of these procedures can dramatically improve acne scars of all types. Choose true state of the art technology and wealth of experience at SKINLIFE.
WHAT IS 3D ACNE SCAR REPAIR?
3D Acne Scar Repair is SKINLIFE’s unique, personalized, and exclusive acne scar treatment program using the newest and most sophisticated fractional skin repair technologies. This exclusive treatment at SKINLIFE utilizes 3 synergistic combinations from: Fractional Radio-Frequency, Fractional Plasma (Laser), Fractional Chemical Skin Resurfacing, and Skin Repair Injectable such as PRP. The choice of combinations depends on the patient’s skin conditions as our physician personalizes the program for each patient. Existing fractional skin resurfacing technologies such as fractional lasers have been tried for acne scars with mixed results and are falling out of favour due to complications and risks in Asian and other ethnic skin types. The newest era of fractional technology involves a Radio-Frequency (RF) and plasma to repair scarred skin more exactly where repair is needed. Fractional RF and plasma ablation technologies provide therapeutic energy deeper, more accurately, and more selectively than any fractional laser technologies. Unlike fractional lasers, the result of 3D Acne Scar treatment is not influenced by skin color and therefore equally effective and safe in all races including Asian skin. We are living in a technologically advanced era where several classes of skin repair technologies available. Different technologies have various strengths and weaknesses. Instead of using on a single device to treat acne scars, 3D Acne Scar Repair utilizes a collection of such technologies for a maximum skin repair without compromising safety and recovery experience. The result is a rapid repair of full thickness of skin and an enhanced skin remodeling without the downtime and risks associated with other scar repair techniques.
HOW 3D ACNE SCAR REPAIR WORKS
Fractional lasers end up wasting most of its energy on the skin surface, which is the reason for prolonged downtime, complication, and disappointing results. 3D Acne Scar Repair at SKINLIFE uses minimally invasive fractional technologies to create controlled zones of heating in the skin at the depth that is pre-selected and automatically controlled by computer, which results in remodeling (repair) of scarred skin leading to flatter and more even skin texture and smaller pore sizes. Based on the types of acne scars, additional skin remodeling techniques such as CROSS and DOT may be added for maximum improvement.
- How many sessions do I need?
Most patients notice marked improvements after just three treatments. Benefit is not confined to acne scars as the treatment also improves skin tone, pores, sun-damages, and wrinkles. Subjective improvement can be seen in just a few weeks and gradual improvement is seen over the course of three to six months.
- Can 3D Acne Scar Repair be used on all skin types?
Treatment with conventional RF devices and fractional lasers is associated with increased risk of delayed erythema, as well as post-inflammatory hyper-pigmentation or hypo-pigmentation, particularly in Asian skin. Thanks to our expertise and advanced technologies, 3D Acne Scar Repair can be used on any skin types including Asian and darker ethnic skin.
- How long is the down time?
Exceptional control of energy with our 3D Acne Scar Repair means that patients can get back to their routine very quickly after the treatment. After the treatment, redness and swelling develops, but disappears rapidly over a few days time. Tiny, brown dots may appear on some parts of the skin, which typically disappear in about 5 days.