Acne scarring is a very common problem on the face, neck and back.
Many acne sufferers develop acne scarring in their teens or early twenties. Acne scars often cause depressions in the skin of the face particularly over the cheeks. The good news is that there is now an excellent treatment for acne scarring called Fraxel Laser.
Fraxel Laser is a fractional resurfacing laser and it produces genuine improvement in acne scars. Be aware however that some Beauty Therapists advertise a Fraxel laser which is not as effective for acne scarring as the Fraxel Dual Medical Grade laser of which there are only two in Auckland. An alternative, gentler approach to treat acne scarring is Dermapen. Dermapen also achieves excellent results with a shorter ‘downtime’ associated with each treatment. For accurate advice about your acne scarring you are best to see a cosmetic clinician at Palm Clinic who can talk about all the options available to you.
For severe depressions caused by acne scars Dermal Fillers can be used to elevate the scar. Occasionally the scars are tethered by fibrous strands and these can be incised to lift the acne scar.
If you have active acne this will need to be managed before the acne scarring is treated. There are a variety of treatments available for active acne including prescribed cosmeceutical skin care, antibiotics and retinoid creams.
For the best option for you consult one of our Palm Clinic cosmetic clinicians.
Botox® is a prescription medicine for the treatment of frown lines, horizontal forehead lines and crow’s feet round the eyes. Botox® has risks and benefits. Ask your doctor if Botox is right for you. If you have side effects, see your doctor. You will need to pay for Botox® and clinic fees will apply. For details on precautions & side effects consult your healthcare professional or the Consumer Medicine Information (CMI) at www.medsafe.govt.nz. Botox® treatment lasts about 4 months and further courses of treatment may be necessary. Should only be administered by trained medical professionals.(Contains botulinum toxin A 50,100 & 200 units). Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.
Juvederm Ultra™ & Juvederm Ultra Plus™ are medical devices Class III for the filling of medium size and deep facial wrinkles by injection into the skin and for creating definition and volume in the lips. Contains 24mg/mL. cross-linked hyaluronic acid. Juvederm has risks and benefits. Cautions: Use in an area that has been treated with another dermal filler, people with autoimmune disease, or who are pregnant, breastfeeding, under 18 years of age or have an increased susceptibility to keloid formation and hypertrophic scarring. People on blood thinning medicines. Possible side effects: injection site inflammatory reactions (redness/swelling, itching/pain on pressure) induration or nodules; discolouration; weak filling effect. If you have side effects or concerns speak to your doctor. Product and treatment costs will apply. Note: Juvederm treatment lasts about 12-24 months. For product information check with your doctor or product information at Allergan (NZ) Limited, Auckland.
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