Scars caused by acne or other trauma to the skin can cause a decrease in self-esteem and confidence. At aFresh Med Spa & Plastic Surgery we strive to give our patients confidence through our well-researched procedures. Below are some of the techniques and treatments we use to combat scarring and help boost your confidence so you can leave our practice looking and feeling great! Contact our office in Glenview today for more information or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gutowski or a member of our team. We look forward to hearing from you!
Acne scars and other types of scars can be treated using lasers, which smooths the scarred area without affecting the surrounding skin. If you are looking for a non-invasive treatment with minimal discomfort and downtime then laser scar treatments may be the right choice for you! Contact our office to schedule your consultation. We can’t wait to hear from you!
BellafillⓇ is made primarily from collagen, and it is a dermal filler used to treat acne scars. After the injection, BellafillⓇ works to lift and smooth scarred skin to be level with the surrounding, undamaged skin.
BellafillⓇ received FDA approval for “moderate-to-severe, atrophic, distensible facial acne scars on the cheek in patients over 21 years of age.” This makes BellafillⓇ the first FDA-approved medical device for the correction of acne scars. Side effects may include slight bruising and swelling.
Microneedling can be used for a variety of treatments, but post-acne facial atrophic scars are the most frequently used indicator of microneedling. It is a safe procedure for all skin types and requires minimal downtime. A minimum of 4-6 sessions is required for a significant improvement.
For those patients who are looking to improve existing scars, we offer an in-office “scar revision” treatment. Performed with a local anesthetic, Dr. Gutowski can revise an unsightly scar.
To find out if you are a candidate for this treatment and the other acne and scar treatments offered at aFresh Med Spa & Plastic Surgery, contact our Glenview office today to schedule your consultation!