Acne Scars

Acne can be caused by several known factors. Hormones, stress, diet and other variables can lead to acne breakouts. Untreated or poorly managed acne can lead to scarring. The three most common types of acne scars are ice pick scars, boxcar scars and rolling scars.

  • Ice Pick Scars: Ice Pick scars, being the most common, get their name from the actual formation of the scars and as the name suggests. They are shaped like the hole left from an ice pick. The scars are deep and narrow, which makes it difficult for them to be filled up naturally with collagen and some are too deep to heal entirely. Ice pick scars are usually less than 2mm across and usually caused by inflamed comedones (blackheads) or acne vulgaris (whiteheads)
  • Boxcar Scars: Boxcar scars are similar to Ice Pick scars, however the Boxcar scars are wide and more rectangular with vertical edges. Boxcar scars are usually found on the temples and cheeks and they can be deep or shallow, but the majority of Boxcar scars are not as deep as Ice Pick scars.
  • Rolling Scars: Rolling scars are the least common of the three and they are usually shallow and wide. Caused by damage under the surface of the skin, rolling scars are round and give the skin a rolling, wave-like appearance.

Appearance of Fine Lines & Wrinkles

The appearance of fine lines and wrinkles are often the first signs of visual aging. Repeated muscle movement over time and sun exposure are the main contributing factors. Other factors like smoking, stress, fair complexion and poor diet can also contribute to accelerated aging of the skin. Eventually, everyone has to confront the fact that fine lines wrinkles are inevitable.

Are There Solutions?

With the Eclipse MicroPen, skin-care professionals are helping patients face the problem head-on in treating to reduce the appearance of fine lines. Many skin-care professionals are seeking to be proactive by treating healthy skin to prevent early signs of age from forming as quickly. This stimulates a process of collagen production through the skin’s healing mechanism. After collagen induction therapy (CIT), the production of collagen and elastin can continue up to 6 months. The goal is to achieve renewed, healthier-looking skin. The appearance of fine lines can be reduced as new skin replaces old. Repeating this process several times per year and combining it with a healthy skincare regimen can dramatically improve your skin health.

*Disclaimer: Individual results may vary