Treat Acne Scars
In a short time, Shine MD has become a sought after destination for comprehensive care for acne and scar management. The team at Shine MD takes pride in offering treatments and technologies that are safe and effective for all skin types, ensuring a welcoming and inclusive environment for skin of colour. Dr. Mona Khurana and the team at Shine MD are dedicated to supporting our patients in their self-care journeys, and creating a space where everyone can feel safe and accepted.
Treatment Options for Acne Scars
If you no longer have active acne but have visible acne scarring, there are treatment options available. At Shine MD, we offer a variety of treatments to fade acne scars and revitalize the skin’s overall appearance.
At Shine MD, we have performed many procedures on patients of all skin types, with all degrees of acne scarring. The best results in any one given treatment combination are achieved with the use of the Shine MD Gold Standard. This treatment series consists of subcision with platelet rich plasma (physician performed) and Halo Hybrid Laser treatment. For severe acne scarring, microneedling can be added to this treatment to further improve your results. TCA CROSS can be added to target icepick or boxcar scars.
Read our Acne Scarring blog post for an in-depth Acne Scar treatment journey.
When it comes to acne scarring, Shine MD is setting a new standard in offering multistep, advanced treatments to help maximize your outcomes in a single treatment day.
Treatment for acne scarring can be considered a multistep process.
Step 1: Adequate acne control
Step 2: Treatment of textural scarring with resurfacing lasers such as Halo, Profractional and Contour TRL
Step 3: Correction of pigment and redness related to either acne scarring or resurfacing treatments.
Shine MD offers the following acne scar treatments:
Halo™ Hybrid Fractional Laser
The Halo™ is a hybrid fractional laser that simultaneously delivers two laser treatments to the skin. Together, the two lasers stimulate collagen and elastin production and target the pigment in the skin to result in a brighter, more even skin tone while simultaneously improving the tightness and texture of the skin.
Microneedling is the process of using fine needles to puncture the skin to a controlled depth. This stimulates the body’s healing process, which leads to the formation of new collagen. Microneedling effectively treats acne scarring, fine lines and wrinkles, hair loss, loose skin, and stretch marks.
Profractional™ Laser Skin Resurfacing
ProFractional™ laser skin resurfacing can be used to treat acne scars, fine lines and wrinkles, sun damage, and other skin imperfections. The ProFractional™ laser works by creating thousands of microchannels in the skin. By leaving bridges of tissue between the channels intact, ProFractional™ laser treatment expedites the body’s healing process, resulting in a shorter recovery and less discomfort. Multiple treatments are often required for moderate to severe acne scarring and are often coupled with other treatments such as subcision and laser peels.
Subcision with PRP
When subcision is performed, a needle or a cannula is gently inserted below atrophic or rolling scars. The needle is used to release the fibrous scar tissue from the skin below, improving the appearance of rolling acne scars. Subcision can be combined with mesotherapy, platelet-rich plasma, or fillers. Multiple sessions are often required for sequential improvement. Subcision is often coupled with the Profractional™ Laser or Halo™ to improve surface texture.
Moxi® is a revolutionary laser technology that evens the skin’s texture and tone to improve the complexion and treat pigmentation concerns. Moxi® can treat all skin types, requires minimal downtime, and is gentler than many alternatives. Moxi® is an excellent treatment for younger patients who wish to refresh their skin and prevent signs of aging.
Forever Young BBL
Forever Young BBL® is a highly effective light-based treatment that provides a reset to the skin to reverse the effects of aging and improve the skin’s overall appearance. Forever Young BBL® is also a powerful, preventive tool for protecting your skin from developing signs of aging and sun damage in the future.
Sculptra is a biostimulator molecule that is injected below the skin to help improve the appearance of atrophic scars. A series of three treatments, one month apart are performed. Changes are progressive and subtle over six months as your body makes collagen to fill in the wavy depressions in the skin.
TCA CROSS refers to the Chemical Reconstruction of Skin Scars. This treatment is a physician based procedure that is performed in conjunction with a laser treatment or as a stand alone treatment in four sessions spread two weeks apart. Trichloroacetic acid is applied to ice pick and boxcar scars to induce inflammation which then leads to collagen formation and scar improvement.