Do you suffer from acne scars?

Acne scars develop in areas where former cystic blemish lesions have been present and take on a “volcanic crater” shape. Physical acne scars are sometimes referred to as “Icepick” scars. This is because the scars tend to cause an indentation in the skin’s surface. Acne scarring can be very moderate and localized to very significant and come in three varieties:

  • Atrophic, which are mostly shallow
  • Boxcar-shaped
  • Ice pick-shaped, which are narrow and deeper.

People with deeper skin tones may also notice darkening (or hyperpigmentation) within the scars, while people with lighter skin tones may show redness (or erythema) within the scars.

The Mayo Clinic  and Dr. Oz both recommend many of the treatments we offer our patients to remove acne scars.

Acne Scars

Treatments offered at Rajeunir Medical Spa:

  • Fractional Skin Resurfacing

    Restore your Skin’s Natural Beauty with Fractional Skin Resurfacing

    Nothing is as beautiful as soft, smooth, healthy skin. Unfortunately, our skin is subject to numerous factors that leave it less than perfect. Time, heredity, and gravity all do their part to create fine lines and wrinkles, especially around the mouth and eyes. Scarring associated with acne or other injury may also play a part. Rajeunir Medical Spa continues to use industry-leading technology. Fractional Non-Ablative Skin Resurfacing is the only method of skin resurfacing that offers excellent results with no downtime. Fractional Skin Resurfacing treatments deliver focused “microbeams” of heat that penetrate deep into the dermis for the most effective and longest lasting results possible. The heated tissue starts a natural healing process that forms fresh new tissue. This results in a decrease of sunspots, fine lines, wrinkles, melasma, and acne scarring; revealing a luminous, more desirable skin tone and texture.

    Fractional Skin Resurfacing treats the following conditions:

    • Acne Scars
    • Melasma
    • New Surgical Scars
    • Red Stretch Marks
    • Crow’s Feet
    • Fine Lines
    • Skin Laxity
    • Skin Crepiness

    Fractional Skin Resurfacing works well with Skin Analysis and Obagi Condition & Enhance.

    What are the benefits of Fractional Skin Resurfacing?

    • New skin texture
    • Reduce and remove fine lines
    • Reduce and remove acne scars
    • Reduce and remove melasma
    • Minimal downtime
    • Non-surgical
    • Minimal pain

    Is Fractional Skin Resurfacing safe?

    The Fractional Non-Ablative approach stimulates quick healing, while leaving your skin’s surface intact with no lasting redness. In addition, Fractional Skin Resurfacing penetrates to a very precise, controlled depth, making the procedure safe and predictable.

    Is Fractional Skin Resurfacing painful?

    A cool roller will prepare your skin for the heat of the treatment. A topical anesthetic may be applied, however, most people tolerate the treatment comfortably without the use of any anesthetic.

    What should I expect after the treatment?

    You may experience lingering redness, warmth, swelling, or tightness in the treated area, which fades in a few hours of treatment. Some patients choose to return to work or other activities immediately following treatment.

    How long before I see results?

    Because the light pulses are confined to narrow columns in the skin, much of the skin is left unaffected and there is a quick healing process; most people notice positive changes in skin tone and texture within a few days.

    What advantages does Fractional Skin Resurfacing have over other treatments?

    Ablative skin resurfacing techniques, such as CO2 lasers and plasma ablation, have a long healing process, leaving red, raw skin. Other Fractional techniques use a blue dye that will remain on the skin long after the treatment has been administered. With Rajeunir Medical Spa’s Fractional Skin Resurfacing, there is no persistent redness, or residual effects from dyes, thus making it possible for you to continue with your day.
    Fractional

    • Does not require topical anaesthetic
    • Does not use dye
    • Equipped with Contact Cooling
    • Minimal risk of burning
    • Approved to treat: Acne Scars, Surgical Scars, Age Spots, Stretch Marks, Superficial testure, Melasma, Wrinkles around the eyes and mouth

    Fraxel

    • Requires topical anaesthetic
    • Requires dye
    • No cooling causing heat and discomfort
    • Higher risk of burning
    • Approved to treat: Acne Scars, Age Spots, Melasma, Wrinkles around the eyes

    How many treatments are required?

    A series of treatments is required. It is difficult to determine the number of treatments necessary without evaluating the area first.

    Acne-Scars

    Pre-Treatment Instructions

      • Discontinue sun tanning and the use of tanning beds and self-tanning creams 4 weeks before and throughout the treatment course. This will reduce the chance of skin color changes, and development of new lesions.
      • Always use an SPF 30 or greater sunscreen on all exposed treatment areas and re-apply every 2 hours throughout the day. Wear protective hats and clothing.
      • Discontinue use of exfoliating creams such as Retin-A and other skin exfoliating products 2 weeks prior to and during the entire treatment course.
      • Discontinue use of Oral Isotretinoin/Accutane for 6 months prior to and during treatment. Accutane changes the underlying structure of the skin which may cause an increase skin sensitivity to light.
      • If you have a history of Herpes outbreaks in the area of treatment you should consult your Primary Care Provider for medical evaluation and possible antiviral therapy prior to treatment.
      • An accurate diagnosis, by a Physician, of abnormal lesions or brown spots prior to treatment is necessary before treatment of lesions. Failure to do so, may delay proper treatment.

    Post-Treatment Instructions

      • A mild sunburn-like sensation is expected. This usually last 2-24 hours but can persist up to 72 hours. Mild swelling and/or redness may accompany this, which usually resolves in 2-3 days. In some cases, prolonged redness or blistering may occur.
      • Apply cool/ice compresses and/or 1% Hydrocortisone cream to treatment areas for 10-15 minutes every hour for the next 4 hours, as needed, to reduce discomfort or swelling.
      • The evening following the treatment, sleep with head elevated to reduce swelling.
      • The treated area can be gently cleansed and polysporin can be applied if needed.
      • Skin can become gritty 3-4 days following treatment. Do not pick, scratch or
        remove skin. This will prevent unwanted side effects.
      • Direct sunlight to the treated area should be avoided. Daily application of a
        SPF30 with zinc oxide is recommended.
      • Until redness has completely resolved avoid swimming, hot tubs/Jacuzzis and activities that cause excessive perspiration.

  • Microdermabrasion

    Reveal More Supple and Vibrant Skin with Microdermabrasion

    Whether you have a problem area or just want a quick pick-me-up, brighter, smoother skin is waiting for you in just a few treatments. Rajeunir Medical Spa offers Crystal-Free Microdermabrasion — one of the most frequently sought after non-surgical, non-invasive skin care treatments available.

    Crystal-Free Microdermabrasion is safe, quick, convenient and proveneffective for all skin colors and types. It has been performed successfully for years in Europe and is now one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in this country for:

    • Improving fine lines and overall complexion
    • Cleaning enlarged and clogged pores, blackheads and whiteheads
    • Restoring a healthy, smooth feel to skin
    • Helping fight signs of aging.

    This age-defying process can give a brighter, smoother appearance to any skin area in need of exfoliation such as face, neck, hands and chest. Crystal-Free Microdermabrasion removes the outer layer of dead skin leaving a smoother texture and promoting cell renewal. Unlike other microdermabrasions, our system uses no loose crystals nor other abrasives to contaminate you or the environment. Crystal-Free Microdermabrasion is similar to particle dermabrasion in its results, but without the adverse effects of loose particles, irritation and skin reaction. By gently abrading the skin with a wand enhanced with natural diamond chips, while at the same time vacuuming the dead skin cells away in a sterile and controlled manner, Rajeunir Microderm Facials reveal a brighter side of you!

    How much discomfort will I experience?

    Even at its highest setting, Crystal-Free Microdermabrasion treatments are painless yet highly effective. Because exfoliation occurs only as the wand is drawn across the skin, and there are no crystals being blasted against your delicate tissue, treatments are more gentle than other systems.

    How will I look after the treatment?

    Your skin may look slightly flushed immediately after the treatment but should return to normal in 10-30 minutes. Your skin will look and feel smoother and more youthful even after the first treatment and will continue to improve with additional treatments.

    Are there side effects to microdermabrasion?

    Your skin may appear light pink for a short time after the treatment. Moisturizers and makeup may be immediately applied. We do recommend sunscreen use on the treatment area, as it may be more sensitive to the sun. Normal activities may be resumed immediately after treatment.

    How many treatments do I need?

    Treatment series vary from 4 to 12 sessions depending on the condition and the type of skin. Your Rajeunir Medical Spa consultant will be able to determine the number of treatments necessary during your free consultation.

    What can microdermabrasion treat?

    Microdermabrasion is effective in improving skin tone and smoothing the skin’s surface. Clients with uneven pigmentation, scarring and fine lines achieve noticeable results. Greater results will be experienced when microdermabrasion is combined with IPL™ PhotoFacials.

    Who is a candidate for microdermabrasion?

    Clients sensitive to chemicals involved in other treatments are good candidates. The treatment is not lengthy and the recovery period is short. It is an excellent choice for all skin types.

    How much will it cost?

    Treatments range in price. Your Rajeunir Medical Spa consultant will assist in selecting the best package for you during your free consultation.

    Can I have microdermabrasion along with a Photo Facial?

    Yes. Microdermabrasion is a gentle, yet effective treatment. It is most effective when used in conjunction with IPL™ PhotoFacials, and complements Rajeunir Medical Spa’s rejuvenating skin care regime.