There is an innovative way to deal with Acne Scars
Acne scars are a major source of frustration for many people, but now there’s a way to reduce their appearance and get the natural glow you’ve always wanted! Morpheus8 is a one-of-a-kind technology that combines microneedling with radiofrequency (RF) energy to target even the oldest facial scars.
So how exactly does Morpheus8 work, and what’s this treatment actually like? Call Aguilar Aesthetics Medspa to book an appointment and discover the benefits of RF microneedling for yourself. Our medspa in Aventura, Florida, offers a wide range of aesthetic services so you can achieve flawless, radiant skin.
What is Acne?
First, let’s learn what Acne is. Acne is a common skin condition that occurs when hair follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells. It often results in the formation of pimples, blackheads, or whiteheads, and can appear on the face, forehead, chest, upper back, and shoulders.
Causes of Acne
Acne is primarily caused by a combination of factors, including:
- Excess Oil Production: Increased oil (sebum) production by the skin’s oil glands can contribute to acne.
- Clogged Pores: When the follicles become clogged with oil and dead skin cells, acne can develop.
- Bacteria: Propionibacterium acnes, a type of bacteria, can worsen acne by causing inflammation and infection.
Types of Acne
Acne can manifest in various forms, such as:
- Whiteheads: Closed plugged pores.
- Blackheads: Open plugged pores.
- Papules: Small, red, tender bumps.
- Pustules: Pimples that are red at the base and have pus at the top.
- Nodules: Large, solid, painful lumps beneath the surface of the skin.
- Cysts: Painful, pus-filled lumps beneath the skin.
Treatment of Acne
Treatment for acne depends on its severity and may include:
- Topical Treatments: Such as benzoyl peroxide, retinoids, or salicylic acid.
- Oral Medications: Including antibiotics, combined oral contraceptives (for women), or isotretinoin for severe acne.
- Procedures: Such as light therapy, chemical peels, or drainage and extraction of cysts.
How to deal with old acne scars?
As teenagers, we all experienced acne breakouts at one point in time, but for some of us, those pesky pimples leave behind souvenirs in the form of scars. Acne scars range from shallow depressions to deep, pitted areas that are difficult to hide with cosmetics. Unfortunately, facial scars can affect our confidence and make us feel self-conscious.
Over-the-counter products may promise to smooth out your skin, but these creams and exfoliants offer minimal results or take a long time to show any improvement. Our medspa is proud to offer a faster and more effective solution for scarring: Morpheus8.
Types of Acne Scars
Acne scars can vary in appearance and texture depending on the type and severity of the original acne lesions. Each type of acne scar may require a different type of treatment in order to repair the damaged areas of the skin and produce a smooth, clear appearance.
Atrophic scars develop when there is a loss of tissue. Common types of atrophic scars include ice pick scars and boxcar scars. Ice pick scars are narrow indentations that form deep within the layers of the skin, creating an appearance that the skin has been punctured with an icepick. Boxcar scars are round depressions in the skin similar to chickenpox scars, which may be superficial or deep, depending on the severity of the pimple.
Hypertrophic scars are caused when the body produces too much collagen as acne wounds heal, resulting in excessive amounts of raised tissue on the skin’s surface. Also known as a rolling scars, hypertrophic scars create a wave-like appearance in the skin as a result of bands of tissue that develop deep within the skin and pull the epidermis down in certain spots.
How Morpheus8 tackles facial scars
Morpheus8 uses a special combination of microneedling and radiofrequency energy to target the layers of tissue where acne scars form. During treatment, microneedles create tiny punctures to encourage collagen and elastin production. RF energy is also delivered through the needles, which tightens and firms the skin.
This two-pronged approach not only improves acne scars but also helps with common concerns like fine lines and wrinkles, sagging skin, and enlarged pores. Plus, Morpheus8 is suitable for all skin types, unlike some treatments that may be too harsh for sensitive skin. The result is a refreshed, more even-looking complexion that only looks better over time.
Morpheus8 in action — our unique treatment process
At Aguilar Aesthetics Medspa in Aventura, Florida, our trained staff wants you to experience the best results possible from Morpheus8. That’s why we take a personalized approach with every patient. During an initial consultation, we’ll discuss your concerns and examine your acne scars before determining the best way to move forward.
RF microneedling takes about 30 minutes to an hour at our medspa, making it a convenient option for people with a full schedule. We may recommend three Morpheus8 appointments spaced four to six weeks apart. Since the process is minimally invasive, you can return to your regular day-to-day activities almost immediately afterward.
Ensuring your safety with RF microneedling
As with any cosmetic procedure, safety is a top concern. Morpheus8 has an excellent safety profile and is FDA-cleared for skin resurfacing. You may experience mild redness and swelling, but any side effects from RF microneedling usually subside within a short time. The good news? The treatment itself is relatively painless among our patients. Our aesthetic team will ensure your safety and comfort throughout the process.
Finally, say goodbye to acne scars!
Acne scars don’t have to be a permanent reminder of your teenage years. With Morpheus8, you can achieve smoother, more youthful-looking skin in just a few sessions. If you’re ready to take the first step, call Aguilar Aesthetics Medspa today to book your appointment or follow us on social media. Try Morpheus8 and see why so many people love their results!