Addressing acne scars can be an emotional journey, impacting self-esteem and confidence. The lingering reminders of past acne breakouts can heighten self-consciousness about one’s appearance. Fortunately, the best facials for acne scars can be found in our specialized facials. Our facials in downtown Calgary offer a rejuvenating solution for acne scars, promoting a more even and smoother complexion.
These therapeutic facials incorporate advanced procedures such as microdermabrasion, chemical peels, laser/IPL therapy, microneedling, and oxygenating facials. Each technique plays a crucial role in enhancing collagen formation, exfoliating damaged skin, and stimulating skin regeneration. Together, these actions contribute to minimizing the visibility of acne scars. For best results, plan a series of one of the facials listed below or a combination of various facials designed for acne scar healing.
5 of The Best Facials for Acne Scars
1) Microdermabrasion Facial
Microdermabrasion is a popular, non-invasive facial procedure designed to enhance skin texture and diminish the appearance of various skin imperfections, including acne scars. A skilled esthetician uses a specialized handheld instrument, either releasing small crystals or featuring a diamond-tipped wand, to gently exfoliate the outermost layer of the skin. This abrasive action eliminates dead skin cells, unclogs pores, and clears away debris, unveiling a fresh layer of healthier, smoother skin. The exfoliation also stimulates collagen production, contributing to the skin’s suppleness and firmness. Microdermabrasion effectively diminishes the visibility of acne scars and promotes an even skin tone by boosting collagen formation. This is often one of people’s favourites when it comes to their choice of the best facials for acne scars.
2) Chemical Peel Facial
A chemical peel facial involves the application of a chemical solution to the skin’s surface, inducing controlled exfoliation and gradually softening the top dead layers of skin. Chemical peels are categorized based on their depth: superficial, medium, or deep. Superficial peels, often using alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) or beta hydroxyl acids (BHAs), target the uppermost skin layer with gentleness and stimulate healthy collagen regeneration. While superficial peels require no downtime, medium and deep peels penetrate deeper layers, necessitating downtime but still are nothing to be afraid of. Choosing the right type and depth of chemical peel for your skin type and scar severity is crucial for optimal results. The rejuvenating effects of a chemical peel facial can be transformative, imparting a revitalized, youthful glow and boosting self-confidence.
3) Oxygenating Facial
An oxygenating facial elevates oxygen levels in the skin, incorporating a blend of vitamins, minerals, and nutrient-rich serums for healing and enhancing overall skin health. Spa Escape proudly offers the GM Collin Oxygenating Facial which is fantastic for those who are dealing with acne and we often recommend the Oxygeneo facial for treating acne scars. The Oxygeneo facial utilizes the Bohr effect to prompt the body into a ‘healing’ mode, delivering highly oxygenated blood to the skin’s surface. This fosters collagen production, elastin tightening, and enhances skin texture. For comprehensive reduction of acne scars, a series of Oxygeneo facials can actively trigger the body to rebuild and regenerate collagen and elastin.
4) IPL Facial
IPL, or Intense Pulsed Light, is a non-invasive dermatological treatment showing promise in addressing acne scarring. This therapy uses a broad spectrum of light wavelengths to target and reduce various skin concerns associated with acne scars. The intense pulses of light penetrate the skin, targeting melanin and stimulating collagen production. IPL therapy breaks down pigmented cells responsible for discoloration and promotes the regeneration of new, healthier skin cells. By encouraging the formation of new collagen fibers, IPL contributes to smoothing indented or uneven scar tissue, gradually diminishing the visible signs of acne scarring. While individual results may vary, IPL laser therapy for acne scarring is a non-ablative and effective option for individuals seeking to reduce the appearance of acne scars and achieve a more even skin tone. Calgarians tend to know that lasers are the wave of the future when it comes to acne scarring so it’s no surprise this is included in our list of the best facials for acne scars!
5) Microneedling Facial
Microneedling has rapidly gained popularity as an effective treatment for acne scars, offering a myriad of benefits for those aiming to enhance their skin’s appearance. This minimally invasive procedure employs a motorized pen with fine needles, creating controlled micro-injuries in the skin.
The primary advantage of microneedling lies in its ability to stimulate the production of essential proteins—collagen and elastin. These proteins play a pivotal role in maintaining skin elasticity, firmness, and smoothness. As the micro-injuries heal, the increased collagen formation helps fill in and smooth out acne scars, resulting in a more even skin texture.
Beyond scar reduction, microneedling also facilitates better absorption of topical skincare products, enhancing the overall process of skin regeneration. The procedure is virtually painless, with very minimal downtime, making it an attractive option for individuals seeking effective and convenient solutions for acne scar treatment.
Adding microneedling to your skincare routine at Spa Escape can be a transformative step towards achieving a revitalized, scar-free complexion. Consult with our skilled estheticians to determine the suitability of microneedling for your unique skin needs.
Acne Scar Facial Treatments at Spa Escape in Calgary
Acne scars often take a toll on our emotions, impacting confidence and self-esteem. Lingering memories of past skin issues can lead to heightened self-consciousness about our appearance. Thankfully, contemporary facials offer a ray of hope by potentially addressing acne scars and aiding individuals in attaining a smoother, more even complexion. At Spa Escape, we not only help you with clinical procedures to diminish your scars, we are also here to help you choose the best homecare products to support the healing of the skin as the acne scars slowly fill in. Feel free to give us a call or come for a free consultation and we would be happy to help you to achieve the skin you desire.