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Comparing 3 Resurfacing Treatments for Facial Scars

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The worst thing about facial scars is that they’re nearly impossible to hide from the outside world. This can feel especially frustrating for former acne sufferers who have successfully cleared their blemishes, only to be left with a pockmarked complexion. Resurfacing treatments can offer an effective solution for erasing acne scars and other mild facial scarring, but with so many options, how can you decide which one is right for you?

Laser Skin Rejuvenation

Laser skin rejuvenation, like Clear + Brilliant and the Sciton BBL™ Photofacial, heals skin from within by promoting new collagen production. At the skin’s surface, lasers also remove dark spots and can help fade tiny red spider veins. Several treatments can be necessary, but with little to no downtime in between.

Microdermabrasion

While laser skin rejuvenation uses laser energy to renew skin cells, microdermabrasion physically exfoliates away the damaged outer layer of skin. Microscopic crystals remove dead skin cells from the skin’s surface, which can help reduce the appearance of fine lines as well as facial scars. This treatment may also require a series of sessions for the best results.

Microneedling with SkinPen™

The newest player on the resurfacing scene, the SkinPen™ leverages the power of the body’s natural healing processes to eliminate facial scarring. Tiny needles on a roller are applied to the skin, creating controlled micro-injuries that trigger your skin’s healing response. Collagen production levels increase, creating a firmer skin tone and texture. A few sessions may be needed, but each appointment takes only about 30 minutes with a very brief recovery period. Your final results can continue to improve for several months after your treatment.

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