Acne, at its core, is a very simple problem. There are pores on your face that can get clogged, and since your pores don’t like being clogged, your skin gets red and irritated as a result. Compared to other ailments you may face over your lifetime, this is an uncomplicated chain of cause and effect. Despite this simplicity, acne can be tricky to eliminate and even trickier to prevent from returning. Even after acne passes, it can leave behind unsightly scarring on your face as an unpleasant reminder. The good news is that the solution to all three problems—acne prevention, acne elimination, and scar reduction—is the same thing: a Spectra Peel laser.
Acne and Scars
Acne is primarily caused by a combination of overactive sebaceous (oil-producing) glands and bacteria that clog your pores along with the body’s inflammation and swelling response. Acne scars are the result of the pitting and stretching your skin experiences as a result of bacterial damage, immune response, and tissue repair. A Spectra Peel treatment can address these problems but does so in different ways.
Regardless of what combination of oil, bacteria, and other debris is filling a pore, these substances are all sensitive to heat. A laser, by definition, is exceptionally hot. The application of a laser will kill bacteria, loosen or dissolve oils, and dislodge other debris. Treatment will also remove the uppermost (dead) layer of skin, thus further unclogging the pores.
An acne scar is the result of a difference of opinion between your body and your preference. The body considers healing to be done when the skin is whole, regardless of how unsightly the result may be. Laser treatments not only clear away dead skin, they stimulate the growth of new skin and collagen that serves to fill out any pitting or similar blemishes you may be experiencing.
Prevention of acne scars is achieved through two main means. The first is the reduction or removal of any existing acne and the second is by shrinking the skin’s sebaceous glands. Less acne means fewer opportunities for scarring. The same applies to the reduced potential for future acne as well. These effects will persist for around three to six months before additional treatments are necessary to regain the effect.
The Anti Aging Toronto Clinic prides itself on being a pioneer in the latest clinical methods and technology for treating many forms of skin ailments. Our Spectra Peel dual-action laser is just one tool in our arsenal dedicated to helping you get the clear, beautiful skin you deserve. Look here for more information about our acne scar treatments, or contact us to arrange an appointment or ask any questions. Our skincare specialists are more than happy to answer any queries or offer you a tour of our Toronto facilities.