The presence of facial scars is one of the most common reasons that people seek out professional scar treatment. Although at-home acne treatments can be helpful for some, most people need the professional care of an expert to remove or minimize scars caused by acne, injury, or surgery. You should be happy to know that our professional scar treatment choices are non-surgical, allowing you to return to your normal activities immediately or shortly after your treatment. Minimally-invasive procedures also have the advantage of far fewer complications since no incisions are involved that can become infected.
As you may know, the top skin layer is composed of inorganic material like dead cells, oils, and dirt. By removing this material, we are revealing fresher skin underneath that is less affected by signs of aging and sun damage. This is part of the science behind some of our scar treatment methods like chemical peels.
As the name suggests, a chemical peel consists of a chemical solution being used to remove some of the outer skin tissue affected by problems like scars, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, and blemishes. Superficial chemical peels are for the correction of light scars and wrinkles, while deeper chemical peels are better suited for deeper wrinkles and acne scars. Deep peels are able to handle deeper scars and wrinkles but do require more significant downtime.
Microneedling is an advanced skin rejuvenation treatment with roots in ancient times. For centuries, it has been known that the delivery of controlled, minor skin channels can foster the production of new skin tissue to reduce the appearance of common skin problems like wrinkles, scars, hyperpigmentation, and blemishes.
During this scar treatment, we pass a device over the surface of your skin to form thousands of microscopic channels. This triggers a healing cascade in which your body lays down fresh collagen fibers that take the place of old, damaged skin tissue. You can even have multiple treatments or combine your microneedling session with the application of topical skin care products that enjoy far greater skin penetration due to the microscopic channels that the process creates.
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If you would like to experience how professional scar treatment can help you, please feel free to schedule your initial consultation at Texas Laser and Aesthetics in Austin. Take the first step toward healthier, smoother skin. Contact our office today to book an appointment and get started!