Acne Scar Removal
At VBeauty Spa, I offer several options that are designed to reduce and remove acne scars permanently, thereby rapidly restoring my clients’ self-confidence and self-esteem.
Acne is a common concern among young people, though it is a skin condition that can affect men and women at any stage of life. Fortunately, there are numerous solutions available on the market to treat and heal acne. Even when the condition has cleared up, however, people can still experience long term scarring. This residual effect can be highly distressing for individuals who wish to fully regain clear and blemish-free skin.
If you’ve been affected by acne scarring at any point in your life, you can opt for two revolutionary treatments. The first solution is our transformative vampire facial, which involves extracting a sample of your blood and then injecting the plasma from that sample back into your skin. This technique is combined with microneedling, which involves placing tiny needles into the surface of the skin in order to encourage the body to ‘heal’ the area, which in turn rejuvenates the skin and improves its appearance.
I also offer another treatment that can be highly effective for acne scarring, which is a carefully assessed and placed filler injection. Acne scars often create ‘dents’ in the skin, which can be bothersome to clients and often can’t be fully improved by your skincare routine or covered by makeup products. Filler injections are the perfect solution in these cases as the process allows for the skin to be plumped and restored in targeted areas in order to create a smooth and restored surface to the skin. With just one session, I can help a client achieve the look they desire and feel more comfortable with their body.
When it comes to highly effective acne scar removal Toronto residents can opt for either of these results-oriented procedures. You can book in for a free consultation with me and I would be happy to discuss which option would best suit your skin type and solve your specific aesthetic concerns.
If you opt for a vampire facial with microneedling, you are in fact choosing a procedure that encourages your own body to rejuvenate and heal itself. The human body has mechanisms in place that are designed to naturally restore and replenish the skin. These mechanisms can be deliberately and safely provoked through a treatment session with me at VBeauty Spa.
During the first stage of the process, your own Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) will be extracted and isolated using a centrifuge. This substance is noted for its ability to release healing proteins known as “growth factors,” which in turn help human tissue to restore and heal itself. When these platelets are injected into your skin at precise points, they encourage your skin to rejuvenate itself.
This process is combined with microneedling, which uses a physical mechanism that also provokes the body to self-heal. Fine needles are inserted into the surface of the skin in order to create tiny ruptures that serve as a catalyst for the body to restore and mend the area, which in turn smooths over troublesome scarring caused by acne.
Alternatively, or in addition to the vampire facial with microneedling, you can opt for filler injections. This transformative procedure literally ‘fills in’ dents and pitted scars on your face, which helps to create a smoother appearance, improve skin tone and enhance all of your natural features. Whatever your preference when it comes to acne scar treatment Toronto locals have a variety of options available at VBeauty Spa and I would be happy to discuss these further at a free consultation.
With a vampire facial and microneedling, you’ll usually be able to see the benefits of your procedure during the first week after your appointment. The full effects tend to take 1-2 months to appear as your skin’s texture and skin tone improves and the acne scars begin to fade during the renewal process.
With filler injections, the results can often be seen immediately, but the best outcome will usually take 7-10 days. Fillers are not a permanent treatment, however and will usually require top-up appointments after your initial treatment at varying intervals depending on the type of fillers that are used.
In advance of either type of treatment for Acne Scar Removal, we’ll meet during a consultation to assess your specific skin type and concerns and then decide which plan would be best for you. I always take a completely personal and considered approach with each client, ensuring that the procedure and results are tailored to each individual and their aesthetic goals.
Provided you are a good candidate for a vampire facial with microneedling and/or filler injections, we’ll then assess your skin and the type and extent of your acne scarring, so that I can ensure that all of the affected areas are treated thoroughly during your appointment. I will invite you to ask as many questions as you like so that you feel completely prepared for your treatment and at ease.
If you’re opting for the vampire facial, it’s important to maintain good hydration levels in advance of your appointment in order to increase your plasma levels and make it easier to take a blood sample.
Filler injections also involve a little bit of preparation and I advise clients to refrain from waxing, bleaching, tweezing or using hair removal cream on your face, or any other areas to be treated, for 3 days in advance of your appointment. As filler injections can react with other medications and substances, it’s also important to avoid the following for a minimum of 1 week before your appointment:
Aspirin, Gingko Biloba, Ginseng, Ibuprofen, Omega-3 fatty acids, St John’s Wort and Vitamin E, “anti-aging” products such as Tretinoin (Retin-A), Retinols, Retinoids and Glycolic Acid.
Ensure that you avoid booking any treatments during active infections and while on antibiotics.
A vampire facial with microneedling might sound dramatic, but it’s a simple, quick and effective procedure. After drawing a sample of your blood, I will place it in a centrifuge and that device will separate the plasma from your red blood cells. I will then inject the platelets from your plasma into your face at the designated areas to be treated. This will be followed with microneedling, which involves using a device with fine needles to make small pricks into the areas with acne scarring.
If you’re opting for filler injections, the procedure is also similarly easy and quick. I will provide you with ice or numbing cream if you would like to take advantage of those options and I will then sanitize and mark the areas to be treated. I will take my time to inject some of the filler into the affected areas using a cannula, or needle and then assess the improvement before adding a little more if necessary.
A vampire facial does involve a specific aftercare procedure, which I will provide in detail at your appointment. It’s important not to rinse your face until the day after the treatment as your skin needs to absorb the nutrients as best it can. In addition, microneedling can leave the skin reddened for a couple of days and you might experience some mild bleeding and bruising, or a slight feeling of discomfort.
I advise using a simple cleanser that is gentle on the skin for a few days, in addition to a good moisturizer with SPF protection. After a week, you should be able to resume your normal daily skincare procedure.
If you’ve opted for dermal fillers, you will need to consider a bit of downtime immediately following the treatment. You might find that you have some mild swelling or bruising, but this should subside within a few days. It’s a good idea to allow a full week for recovery before booking in a major event.
After filler injections, we also always advise that you:
• Remain upright for 3–4 hours
• Avoid rubbing or pressing on the affected area for 3–4 hours
• Avoid other cosmetic treatments like peels or lasers for at least 24 hours
• Avoid vigorous exercise or bending for 3-4 hours
Brands of Botulinum Toxin (A) I typically use:
BOTOX®, Dysport, Xeomin, Nuceiva
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