Here we have a 20 something girl who came to our clinic with acne scarring, pigmentation, dull and irregular skin.
As in all cases of acne scarring, the treatment was complex. We used the following over the course of more than 1 year.
RF microneedling with LED
This is our favourite global treatment that targets the whole skin. We use the Vivace platform.
The needles in the device break up the scarring and grow new skin. The radiofreuqency stimulates collegen and causes visible skin tightening. The LED we use for either collagen stimulation or active acne treatments. This patient had 5 treatments of RF microneedling.
We used dermal fillers to lift the depressions in the skin from the scarring, including the superficial scars and the deeper areas of fat loss secondary to the prior acne.
We also lifted the cheeks and temples, as volume loss makes acne scarring appear worse, so keeping on top of volume loss with patients who have acne scarring is really important.
Skinboosters, which are an injectable, replace the skin’s lost hydrating agent. It makes the skin more plump and glowing, and able to reflect light better.
Skinboosters for acne scarring are a very important treatment. The acne scars are very damaged skin and we use the skinbooster to inject directly into the scarred area, and this created a smoother and more healthy-looking skin. The skinboosters also stimulate collagen in the area of injection and this helps acne scarring in the long term in a similar way to energy based devices.
We used this injectable for 3 purposes
- Skin improvement
Bistimulator treatment uses an injectable (which is made of a powder form of the product used to make threads for threadlifting). This product is known in Asia as the “youth needle” and “powder filler”.
We used TCA cross on the isolated areas of scars that were suitable for individual treatment
We used this to clear up the pigmentation and sun damage and to reverse the ageing of the skin.
Skincare at home
Our team of therapists advised on suitable home care. eg Skinceuticals. We had to use products which helped prep for, and also aided healing after the above treatments
What to do if you have skin issues?
The best thing to do is to make an appointment with one of our therapists.
They will assess your face, get you on appropriate home care and make a plan for overall skin design.