Many of us experience acne during our adolescent years and usually, it may also leave behind permanent marks known as acne scars. After trying many over-the-counter remedies, some may start to lose hope that the scars will fade.
Acne scars may affect one’s confidence levels. Gangnam Laser acne scar treatment is an effective way to get rid of acne scars. The treatment is simple, quick, and non-invasive. There is no downtime and results can be seen within sessions.
Here at Gangnam Laser Clinic, you are in good hands as FDA-approved machines and cosmeceutical skincare products are used to treating acne and other skin concerns.
Types of Acne Scars
Just like acne, there are different types of acne scars. Different acne scars require different laser treatments and treatment plans. Here are the few types of general acne scars one might face:
- Atrophic Scars are indented/rolling scars and usually form when this skin is unable to form tissue. Recommended treatment: INTRAcel RF Micro-needling, Q-Switched Laser
- Ice Pick Scars are deep and narrow scars that resemble a deep hole. Recommended treatment: Subcision (helps to raise the skin and allow the formation of new tissue), Q-Switched Laser
- Boxcar Scars are oval or round depressions with steep sides. Recommended treatment: Chemical Peel (penetrates into the deeper layers of the skin), Rejuran Healer
- Post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation refers to brown pigmented scars left by your acne. Recommended treatment: Q-Switched Laser
- Hypertrophic Scars are raised scars formed when there is an excess of tissue cells formed. Recommended treatment: Steroid injection, topical creams, KPL Pulsed Light
Our Effective Acne Scar Treatment
A variety of lasers, micro-needling, and pulsed light are some of the available options for effective acne scar treatment.
For individuals with a combination of acne scars and active acne, it is recommended that the active acne is treated and controlled before any acne scar treatment.
Once the active acne is treated, you can proceed to the actual scar removal treatment. Here are some of our acne scar treatments:
Gangnam Carbon Peel Laser Treatment
Carbon peel treatment starts with a thin application of carbon lotion spread across your skin. The laser would gently vacuum up the carbon, removing skin debris as well as providing deep exfoliation to the skin. This deep cleanses pores and helps to target the deeper layers of your skin, stimulating collagen growth and get rid of dead cells.
This treatment is especially effective towards:
- Reducing pore size
- Stimulating skin renewal
- Even skin tone and texture
The actual Carbon Peel Laser treatment takes about 10-15 mins and can be done every 3 to 4 weeks with no downtime at all.
Silk Peel Microdermabrasion Skin Treatment
This non-invasive treatment uses microdermabrasion technology to exfoliate skin and stimulate new cell growth without downtime. As opposed to the conventional microdermabrasion, the Silkpeel treatment utilizes a wet abrasion method, infusing skin-specific pharmaceuticals during the treatment.
Silkpeel removes dead skin, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple. Skincare products such as serums and moisturizers are absorbed quickly and easily into the skin, resulting in an improved effect. It is suitable for all skin types and improves various skin concerns.
Chemical Peel Skin Treatment
A mild Glycolic Acid is applied across the skin allowing it to penetrate into your skin, thus exfoliating the dead cells on the top layer. The peeling process helps to reduce the appearance of pigmentation and stimulates collagen production.
This Chemical Peel Skin Treatment can be used to reduce acne scars and pigmentation marks, which results in soft and bright skin after the treatment.
There may be some redness experienced after the treatment but it tends to fade after a few days. It is advisable to avoid sun exposure during this time as the new skin is sensitive to the harmful UV rays.
Blue LED Photo Dynamic Therapy (PDT)
During this procedure, a medical-grade LED blue light with a unique wavelength of 408nm is emitted onto the skin. The blue light specifically targets acne-causing bacteria lodged under the skin epidermis, minimizing acne breakouts. Monthly sessions are recommended as this is deemed more as a skin care maintenance step. Despite it being a long-term treatment method, it has been proven to be effective and safe.
INTRAcel Lifting Skin Treatment
INTRAcelRF tightens the skin with radiofrequency energy and targets the signs of aging. One can expect to see a radiant glow and firm skin after the treatment.
Clients are strongly encouraged to schedule an appointment with our experienced doctors to get a comprehensive understanding of which treatment methods will be suitable for them.