Acne is a terrible thief of self-confidence during adolescence. Most acne appears close to the skin, which means it will properly heal after a short time with minimal scarring. When acne is rooted deeper down in the skin, though, it takes longer to heal and destroys more of your skin tissue, often leaving scarring. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz has comprehensive acne scar treatments so you can focus on your life instead of your skin.
Acne occurs when sebum – oil from your skin and hair – blocks pores and hair follicles and becomes inflamed. When that inflammation doesn’t heal properly, or acne persists in the same areas, acne scars can form as the skin loses the ability to repair itself before the next breakout. Even after acne is long gone, acne scars can stick around and negatively affect your appearance and your self-confidence.
Laser skin rejuvenation is one way to treat the scars that acne sometimes leaves behind. The PicoSure Focus laser uses pressure energy rather than light to penetrate the skin’s surface, activating the body’s collagen and elastin production mechanisms to create new, healthy skin cells. The localized, focused thermal energy does not harm the surrounding skin, giving you impressive results with no downtime. The Skin Cell Activation feature jumpstarts dermal repair, reducing the appearance of acne scarring, along with any wrinkles, freckles, and age spots. An added bonus is that this treatment can be used on both very light and very dark skin.
Opus Plasma Fractional Skin Resurfacing is another effective treatment for acne scarring and textural issues. Opus Plasma treatments are highly customizable to the desired level of ablation, which depends on the severity of your case.
The MIRAPeel system may be a better treatment for those who have persistent, deep acne scarring, as it uses targeted serums that are infused directly into the dermis. This 3-step process begins with razor ablation to gently but effectively remove the top layer of skin. During step 2, the MIRArollers infuse the appropriate serum into the dermis through micro-needling, which stimulates collagen production and a healing response while the serums work to soften, smooth, and nourish your skin. Step 3 involves LED lights to stimulate further collagen production and soothe your skin.
Carbon Laser Peel: Using the PicoSure laser along with a proprietary topical liquid carbon blend, the Carbon Laser Peel is especially effective for anyone with oily skin who suffers from continual acne, blackheads, enlarged pores or uneven skin tone. Also known as the Hollywood Laser Peel, China Doll Laser Facial or Charcoal Laser Facial, the targeted energy heats the skin and kills acne-causing bacteria in the process, thus eliminating the possibility of future acne scarring and leaving your complexion with a clear, smooth and radiant glow.
To learn more, schedule your consultation with Dr. Schwartz by filling out the form on this page or by calling his practice at (913) 451-8346. Premier Vein & Body by Schwartz serves patients throughout the Kansas City metro.
The aesthetician or laser technician can provide you with a treatment plan utilizing one or a combination of treatments depending on severity of scarring. Generally, patients see the best results 2-4 weeks after a PicoSure treatment, with a series of three treatments providing the most optimal results for acne scarring. MIRAPeel hydro-facials and Carbon Laser Peels frequently produce the best results after a series of treatments, as well.
There is no downtime associated with any of our acne scarring treatments. The patient may experience a few hours of minor redness, which resolves very quickly.
You don’t want just anyone using laser and ablative technology on your skin. You want a specialized cosmetic laser center with the experience, training, and extensive knowledge of how laser energy interacts with the skin and all its complex structures. Your skin is in good hands at Premier Vein & Body.
*Individual Results May Vary
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*Individual Results May Vary
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