Glo Med Spa & Wellness
Acne Scar Treatment in Austin, TX
Here at Glo Med Spa & Wellness, Our professionals offer effective Acne Scar Treatment so you can get rid of your acne scars and achieve spotless and smooth skin. We are conveniently located at 9801 Anderson Mill Road Suite 120 Austin, TX 78750. For more information call us or simply make an appointment online. We are open 5 days a week!
At Glo Med Spa & Wellness in Austin, we offer the most cutting-edge and science driven treatments for Acne Scars. Whether you are looking for microneedling, microdermabrasion, or Nanofractional RF skin resurfacing, we have you covered.
Treating Acne Scars
Acne scars appear when your skin is unable to rejuvenate itself after an acne lesion goes away. The inflammation associated with the lesion can damage skin tissue causing it to collapse and leave a scar.
These scars can manifest in many forms including “ice pick” scars which are deep, narrow scars, “boxcar” scars which are shallow, broader indentations and even raised keloid-like scars.
We still do not know why some people get more acne scarring and some people less – the tendency is genetic, but what causes it is unclear. Not every pimple will form an acne scar, but which ones do and which ones do not vary from person to person. In general, the larger deeper cystic lesions are the ones that result in the most noticeable acne scarring.
These are the pimples that should be treated as early as possible with extraction or steroid injection using acne scar removal treatment. Acne scars are very difficult to eliminate and the best method is prevention. Any existing acne should be eliminated before the process of scar removal begins.
Elimination of acne should be done by a professional ONLY. Picking at your own acne lesions is the surest way to increase the chance of scarring. Picking worsens the inflammation by introducing more bacteria into the skin. The more inflamed the skin gets, the more chance that it will scar. Acne treatment is not always painful or difficult. Visit our acne pages to find out more information about our top-notch scar removal treatments.
Acne Scars Removal
VENUS VERSA FRAXEL LASER
We also perform acne scar removal with the Venus Versa Fraxel. This is a fractional laser as well, but it is an Erbium laser instead of CO2. The Fraxel is not as intense as the Active Fx, so results are more gradual and more sessions are necessary for significant improvement in a patient’s acne scars.
Typically, we recommend five to seven sessions of Fraxel to see the best results. The sessions are spaced about three to four weeks apart. The reason that patients sometimes choose Fraxel over Active Fx is that Fraxel is less expensive and the downtime after Fraxel treatment is significantly less than what is experienced after Active Fx.
Two to three days is usually sufficient to recover from a Fraxel treatment, as opposed to the five to seven days that are necessary for recovery after Active Fx.
Microneedling There are many different reasons why our patients get microneedling treatment done and why it’s so popular. Also, there are many different areas of the body where microneedling can help, including the face. Mostly, microneedling is done to effectively treat age spots, blemishes, fine lines, large pores, acne scarring, wrinkles, or discoloration on the face. Microneedling can even treat deeper wrinkles. Here’s another big reason why microneedling is so popular: it can work when other treatments just can’t work for a patient. Microneedling can work for a patient regardless of their skin type or skin tone, but some other treatments can’t.
There are lots of benefits of getting microneedling done. It’s virtually pain-free, there are very few possible side effects, the side effects are minor, there’s no downtime after the procedure, and there’s practically no risk to the patient. With all things considered, there’s a great chance that you’ll be a great candidate for treatment. And on top of all that, the treatment takes only 30 to 60 minutes! That’s pretty great considering the two biggest benefits of treatment: noticeably healthier and much younger looking skin!