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.
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.
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.
The Reguva pen used at Cascade Skin and Laser is considered one of the best treatments for acne scarring and our amazing Q plus C laser is great for hyperpigmentation. Call us for a free consult to find out which of our treatment options is going to be best for you.
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.
Less Common- Hyperpigmentation refers to the red or dark marks that are left behind after a pimple heals. These marks, also called macules, are not scars, but are often confused with scars because they can last for months or even years before they fade.
How do we treat Acne Scars?
At Cascade Skin and Laser we use a Reguva pen which adjusts to varying depths to penetrate scar tissue. This non surgical technique is considered one of the most effective and affordable treatments for acne scars.
The Reguva pen uses tiny rolling needles which breakdown the structure of the scar and stimulate the formation of new collagen. Our amazing Reguva pen is used to improve depressed scars such as acne scars and stretch marks, or raised scars such as surgical scars.
When treating scars, typically more than one treatment is needed. Over the course of a series of treatments, the scar will become softer and more evenly toned.
How Many Treatments Do You Need?
The number of treatments you will need for your acne scars will be determined by the type of acne. Often, three treatments, spaced 4-6 weeks apart using the Reguva pen. For scar revision, more treatments may be needed depending on the severity of the scar and/or laser treatment. The Practioner or Physician at Cascade Skin and Laser will determine what type of scarring you have and the best treatment option for you.