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Surgery or Acne Scarring Treatment in Calgary

Woman's with acne scars

Acne breakouts and surgical procedures can leave behind noticeable scars, which can be unfortunately long-lasting reminders of past skin issues or interventions. But modern advancements in dermatology and skincare offer some effective solutions for those who want to help their skin heal better, once and for all.

Texture-repairing solutions, such as various topical treatments and dermatological procedures, can play a crucial role in this process. They work by stimulating the production of collagen, a vital protein that boosts your skin's elasticity, smoothness, and complexion. Collagen helps in the regeneration of healthy skin tissue and can be a great ally in the gradual fading and smoothing of scarred areas.

Acne Scar Treatment Cost in Canada

The cost of acne scar treatment in Canada varies depending on several factors, including the type of treatment chosen, the severity of the scars, and where the acne scar treatment clinic is located. Some prescription medications may be entirely covered by workplace benefits, while microneedling or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) sessions can cost several hundred dollars each, out of your own pocket. It’s always best to have a consultation, where you can get a much more accurate estimate.

The Best Acne Scar Treatment

There’s not really any such thing as “the best acne scar treatment”, as it will change from person to person and it depends on individual skin type, scar type, and treatment goals. However, some of the more commonly used options include topical products with ingredients like retinoids, hyaluronic acid, or vitamin C, as well as dermatological procedures such as PRP, microneedling, and chemical peels.

Acne Scar Treatment for Ethnic Skin

Darker skin tones require special consideration, as they are more likely to experience post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Treatment options should be relatively gentle to avoid exacerbating pigmentation issues: medical grade skin care products, prescriptions, and topical treatments such as glycolic or hyaluronic acid. More intensive treatments can be used, but should only be considered at the advice of a dermatologist.

Acne Scar Treatment Effectiveness

The effectiveness of acne scar treatment varies depends on the type and severity of the scar, the chosen treatment method, and individual physiology. While many treatments can significantly improve the appearance of scars, complete scar removal may not always be possible. Patience is essential, as results may require multiple sessions over several months. Your best estimate of what to expect will come after a consultation with a dermatologist, who can lead you to the most effective solution for your situation.

Treatment Options

Skin Care Bootcamp: Pigment and Scarring Program

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Chemical Peels

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Prescription Medication

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PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma)

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