Treatment of Acne Scars at TXID San Antonio Acne Clinic
- TXID San Antonio Acne Clinic treats hundreds of patients with Acne and Acne Scars every month
- Our Dermatologists offer cutting edge laser technology for treatment of Acne scars
- I-Clear (TM) , designed by Dr. Ghohestani, our renowned dermatologist, is a revolutionary system for treatment of Acne Scarring
- I-Clear (TM) consists of Microderm, Spectra and Fractional Co2 for treatment of Acne Scars
- I-Clear (TM) stimulates new collagen formation three dimensionally and diminishes depth of Acne scars
- With I-Clear (TM), you will see improvement of your Acne Scars up to 1 year after treatment
- If you have Acne Scars, call us at 210-698-6777 for more information
At Texas Institute of Dermatology, San Antonio Clinic, we offer the latest state-of-the art lasers for Acne Scar treatment. Our Dermatologists at TXID Acne San Antonio Clinic, offer state-of-the art lasers for the treatment of Acne and Acne Scarring. Laser and light treatments offered at our San Antonio Clinic not help with scarring but can also significantly speed up the healing process of the skin and can reduce the redness and inflammation by targeting pilosebaceous units (the root cause of acne).
In order to properly treat acne scars, new collagen should be produced and upper layers should cover the scar. This stimulates maximum collagen production from underneath thereby allowing the skin to build a fresher, clearer surface.
The I-Clear system is best suited to promote this natural process. The complete I-Clear system reduces potential complications by ensuring a precise depth of abrasion. Deeper scars may also require subcision or punch grafts 4-6 weeks prior to laser treatment in order to achieve the look you desire. Due to recent advances in technology, fillers can also be used to bolster scars. Often, acne scars may be preventable if acne treatment is started early and patients do not touch the pimples.
What Causes Acne Scarring?
Acne scars occur when damage is done to the skin’s tissue that cannot be repaired by the body. Often, acne scarring is a direct result of “picking” or “squeezing” a blemish. Acne scaring can be permanent and may involve both pigmentation and texture changes. There are three types of acne scars:
- Ice Pick Scars: Ice Pick Scars are the most common type of acne related scaring. The scar is deeply pitted and resembles a hole made by an ice pick, hence the name. These scars are a result of tissue being destroyed by an inflammation developed within the blemish.
- Atrophic scars: Atrophic Scars are similar to Ice Pick Scars in that they are pitted, but are different in that they aren’t as deep and the edges of these scars are less harsh.
- Hypertrophic: Hypertrophic scars are firm and raised above the skin’s surface. This scar is caused by an over production of collagen and at times when the collagen extends the border of the wound, a keloid is formed. Hypertrophic scaring is more common on the chest, neck, and back.
IClear(TM), One of the Best Available Options for Acne Laser Treatment:
I-Clear is one of the most comprehensive treatment for acne scars. IClear is exclusively offered at our San Antonio Acne Clinic. I-Clear stimulates new collagen formation; you will appreciate a significantly decrease in depth and appearance of Acne Scars after treatment. Our Acne Scar treatment (depending on your skin type) may include Q-Switched Nd:Yag, Spectra laser with or without Carbon Peel
, AFT, and fractional Co2 resurfacing laser. I-Clear (TM) is a combination therapy specifically designed for Acne Scarring. Before development of IClear, most dermatologists offered only a Co2 laser resurfacing. With IClear, your Acne Scars significantly improves after receiving 12 different techniques in 3 sessions within 60 days.
Laser skin resurfacing is an ablative procedure, meaning the laser removes the outer layers of the skin. Both the CO2 and the Erb Yag lasers are designed to penetrate through the epidermis and superficial dermis and are highly effective in the treatment of acne scarring. Ablative techniques are aggressive and therefore, more effective, but they do require several days for recovery.
This process helps to release scar tissue common in atrophic scars. After administering a local anesthetic, the doctor will insert a needle under the skin and gently break down the scar tissue.