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Acne Scar Treatments

Acne scar treatments at Cascade Medical Spa & Tattoo Removal Center use groundbreaking aesthetic treatments. Our practitioners will discuss your best treatment option during your free skin consultation. There are several different types of acne scars and the type of treatment needed can depend on the severity and the different types of acne.

Different Types Of Acne Scars

Ice Pick

Common- Ice pick scars are deep pits that are usually less than 2mm across. They extend into the skin, giving the skin an appearance of having been punctured by an ice pick.

Rolling

Common- Rolling scars are caused by damage under the surface of the skin. They give the skin a wave-like appearance. They tend to be wide and shallow.

Boxcar

Common- Boxcar scars are angular scars with sharp vertical edges, and resemble the scars left by chicken pox. They may be shallow or deep, and are most often found on the cheeks and temples.

Hypertropic

Less Common- Hypertrophic scars are raised and lumpy. They tend to appear on the back and chest, but can also appear on the neck and face. Often the result of severe acne (cysts or nodules), they generally stay within the boundary of the original wound, and may decrease in size over time.

What works best for treating acne scars?

PRP with a Microneedling combination is considered to be the latest technological treatment to reduce and eliminate acne scarring. This method of total facial rejuvenation has proven to be a highly effective treatment.

Microneedling uses tiny rolling needles which breakdown the structure of acne scars and stimulates the formation of new collagen. Platelet rich plasma (PRP) then promotes local tissue growth and repairs damaged tissue by releasing growth factors which then stimulate cell reproduction. PRP also helps initiate new vascular supply in the tissue, which adds healthy color and an evened skin tone. PRP will increase the number of stem cells in the area and increase the production of collagen. These benefits together make the skin appear smoother and firmer giving the patient a more youthful look.

A series of 3 or 4 treatments is recommended

PRP with Microneedling after 1 treatment 10.07.18

Amanda Nelson, RN

PRP with Microneedling after 1 treatment 11.26.18

How Many Acne Scar Treatments Do You Need?

Often, a series of treatments is recommended for optimum results. For acne scarring revision, more acne scar treatments may be needed depending on the severity of the scar. It is important you understand every person’s skin is different and results may vary. Our goal at Cascade is to achieve the best results possible with each treatment.

Amanda’s thorough attention to detail as she performed my micro needling w/PRP and injections was much less painful and stripy than the first treatment I had received from a nice, but also very expensive doctor in Tigard last month !!!

A. M. 6.2.18

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