At deRMA Skin Institute of Guelph and Burlington, Ontario, our providers are dedicated to ensuring you have access to state-of-the-art services designed to meet and exceed your cosmetic and medical dermatology needs. Individuals struggling with active acne and acne scarring can seek the guidance of our dermatology team to get the results they need.
When acne scars remain long after the acne has been treated, patients often feel self-conscious about the way they look, and sometimes even embarrassed. Thanks to today’s technology, we now have a way to treat acne scarring with laser treatment options.
Understanding how acne scarring forms is a great way to learn more about treating it. Acne scars develop when inflammation within acne damages the surrounding dermal tissue. When acne forms, it causes an influx of white blood cells to repair the specific area. However, too many cells can sometimes rupture the extracellular matrix. In an effort to repair the site of acne, the body may produce too much collagen, or too little. When this happens, it results in either raised or depressed scars on the skin’s surface.
Several types of acne scars can develop depending on the severity and type of acne. Some common types include:
Laser treatments work on acne scars by targeting the damaged scar tissue and promoting the natural growth of new, healthier skin cells. During this process, the skin restructures the collagen underneath. This reduces the appearance of scars and improves overall skin texture.
Different forms of acne scarring can develop, along with varying severities. To find out if you are a proper candidate for laser acne scar removal and which device is best for you, you must schedule a consultation at deRMA Skin Institute to learn more about each and get appropriate recommendations.
Our Guelph, ON practice can be reached at (888) 803-3762 (Cosmetic inquiries) or (519) 836-8558 (Medical inquiries), and our Burlington, ON practice at (888) 803-3762 (Cosmetic inquiries) or (905) 849-5057 (Medical inquiries).
Dusan Sajic, MD, PhD
Richard Backstein, MD
Sonja Sajic, CCPA
With more than 20 years of experience, deRMA Skin Institute strive to offer patients the most advanced treatments available to keep their skin healthy and looking its best. Board Certified Dermatologist, Dusan Sajic, MD, PhD, board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon, Richard Backstein, MD, FRCSC, and Sonja Sajic, CCPA are committed to providing state-of-the-art medical, surgical and cosmetic treatments to all patients in Guelp, Burlington, Cambridge, Kitchener, Hamilton, Milton, and surrounding areas.
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