Acne Scar Treatments in Calgary


Acne scars are lasting reminders of a common skin condition that affects millions of people worldwide. These scars develop as a result of the body’s natural response to acne lesions, whether they are pimples, cysts, or nodules. Acne scars can manifest in various forms, each with its own characteristics and impact on the skin’s appearance.

One of the most common types of acne scars is called “atrophic scars.” These scars occur when the skin tissue is lost during the healing process, leaving behind depressions or pits on the skin’s surface. Atrophic scars are further classified into three main subtypes: icepick, boxcar, and rolling scars. Icepick scars are narrow, deep pits that resemble small puncture wounds. Boxcar scars are wider, with well-defined edges, creating a box-like appearance. Rolling scars, on the other hand, give the skin a wavy or undulating texture.

Another type of acne scar is the “hypertrophic or keloid scar.” Unlike atrophic scars, these scars result from an overproduction of collagen during the healing process, causing raised and thickened tissue. Hypertrophic scars are more common in individuals with a genetic predisposition to scar formation and can be itchy or painful.

It’s important to note that not all acne lesions result in scarring. Proper skincare, early acne management here at Envy Beauty Lab + Laser in Calgary, and avoiding the temptation to pick or squeeze pimples can significantly reduce the risk of developing acne scars. However, for those who do end up with acne scars, there are various medical and cosmetic treatments available to improve their appearance and boost self-confidence. These treatments range from topical creams and laser therapy to chemical peels and surgical procedures, all tailored to address different types of acne scars and individual skin needs.


Acne Scars

Acne scars seem like double punishment: first you had the wonderful experience of having acne and now you are blessed with the scars as a reminder. On top of that, it can be difficult to disguise some acne scarring no matter how hard you try. If you are uncomfortable with the appearance of your scars, we would love to help you minimize them.


Acne Scar Treatments

If you struggle with deep acne scars and pockmarks, you’ve probably tried every topical treatment, serum, and DIY mask to attempt to reduce the appearance of your acne scars. If you’ve looked into professional treatments by dermatologists or licensed aestheticians, you’ve most likely come across microneedling. You’ve seen the before-and-after pictures, but you might still be wondering if microneedling really helps acne scars?

Yes, microneedling really helps acne scars. The process promotes the growth of new collagen in your skin, encouraging your skin to heal itself, reducing the appearance of ice pick, boxcar, and rolling acne scars.

Microneedling tools are comprised of small (micro) needles that gently puncture the skin and create small wounds. These wounds are nearly imperceptible, but your skin recognizes that it needs to heal itself so it produces more collagen. This increase in collagen production helps smooth out scars as well as fine lines and wrinkles.


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