Acne scars can have a significant impact on a person’s appearance, beauty and confidence. Men and women will spend countless dollars on over-the-counter skin care products in hopes of reducing the appearance of these scars. While some products can be effective, not everyone may see the results they want. “Not seeing results can make anyone feel as though their damaged skin will never be repaired,” says Dr. Ali Adibfar, one of Toronto’s best plastic surgeons. “But through the advancements in the medical spa industry, hope isn’t lost.”


At Elements Wellness and Medispa, ranked as one of Toronto’s best medical spas, we can help reduce the appearance of these common scars. Our team of highly experienced professionals have spent years helping men and women restore their skin’s beauty and vitality. We strive to make your skin look and feel like it did before the scars appeared.


While we have the technology, skills and experience to eliminate the appearance of scars that have already formed, the best way to have long-lasting, beautiful skin is to prevent the scars from forming in the first place. “Over the years, we have worked with hundreds of men and women with acne,” explains Dr. Adibfar. “Through this extensive experience, we have identified and shared numerous ways to prevent scars from forming in an effort to keep their skin beautiful and blemish free.”


Simple Ways to Prevent Acne Scars From Forming

Do you have acne? The most important thing to know is that you have to take steps to treat active acne without damaging your skin. It’s a delicate process that requires some time and attention, but the payoff is huge. Here’s what you can do today to prevent scars from forming so you can enjoy beautiful looking skin in the future.

1. Leave it to the professionals: Don’t try to take care of pimples yourself. This is a sure-fire way to damage your skin’s sensitive tissue. Book an appointment with an experienced medical spa specialist or aesthetician. They can safely and effectively remove them without causing damage to your skin. They can also reduce the likelihood of bacteria spreading to other parts of your face. Think of this as an investment in your skin’s future.


2. Be gentle: While you may have been told in the past to use loofahs, scrubs or brushes in the shower, these tools can actually hurt your skin. To minimize damage and reduce the spread of bacteria, use a very soft sponge or towel. Remember, be gentle because your skin is extremely delicate.


3. Don’t soak up too many rays: If you’re spending time in the sun, be sure to use the appropriate sun screen. You will also want to limit your overall exposure to harmful UV rays as it can damage your sensitive skin and amplify potential scars.


4. Kick the habit: Did you know that smoking can actually make it more likely that scars will develop on your face? This nasty habit will cause damage to your skin, reduce it’s oxygen levels and impact pores. There is no better time to quit smoking than today.


Do You Have Acne Scars? Here’s What to Do

If you have acne scars developing, it’s important to remember that hope is not lost. Sometimes we can’t avoid these scars from appearing. “Scars and blemishes can make it difficult for a person to feel beautiful in their own skin,” says Dr. Adibfar. “But today’s technology and medispa treatments offer a wide variety of options that can help just about anyone get their beautiful skin back – blemish free.”


Before we can begin to eliminate your scars, it’s important to treat any acne that is still active on your body. Active acne can actually lead to scars even after older ones have healed. That’s why it is so important to ensure all acne has been treated and resolved before undergoing any scar removal treatments. Working with our experienced medical spa specialists, you’ll be able to address the root cause of your acne.


Medical Spa Treatments Available to Treat Acne Scars

When it comes to acne scar removal, there are many options available to you. Since each person’s skin is as unique as they are, we take a considerable amount of time to thoroughly review your skin before making any treatment recommendation. This process is important as it will allow our team to select the perfect treatment to deliver amazing results.


“Our team has several effective treatments at our disposal that can help reduce your acne scars,” explains Dr. Adibfar. “Once your acne is fully under control, we can work together to determine the best treatment and procedure that will reduce the appearance of these scars and help get your beautiful skin back.”


Depending on your skin, needs and severity of your acne scars, we may use Fraxel, Fractora, Microdermabrasion, Silkpeels or Chemical Peels to treat your acne scars.


Fraxel, a very common treatment at our Yorkville medispa, uses fractional lasers to penetrate the top skin layers, which stimulates collagen production and resurfaces the skin. This advanced technology smooths out scars – leaving you with healthier, scar-free skin.


Our incredible Fracture treatment offers long-lasting results through the use of state-of-the-art radio frequency technology, which uses gentle heat to remodel the skin’s collagen – eliminating the appearance of acne scars.


Microdermabrasion, Silkpeels and Chemical Peels may also be used to rejuvenate skin that has been impacted by acne scars. By exfoliating the skin, removing dead skin cells and promoting the growth of new skin cells, these highly effective medical spa treatments can leave you with healthier, smoother and younger looking skin.


A person’s skin is an important part of their appearance, beauty and confidence. Scars of any nature, especially acne scars, can have a big impact on how we feel in our own skin. At Elements, our job is help you feel beautiful once again so you can live the life you deserve and flaunt you beauty confidently along the way.