How to Get Rid of Acne Scars Over Your Lunch Hour

Acne and breakouts can leave you with unsightly scars and blemishes, but there are several skin rejuvenation procedures that can reduce the appearance of scars or eliminate them altogether. Many of these procedures can be performed over your lunch hour and promise progressive results. A quick (and painless) visit to the medical spa is all it takes to say goodbye to acne scars for good!

Book a consultation with a medical spa in your area for a complete skin analysis. The esthetician will review the extent of scarring and recommend an acne scar removal plan that will help you achieve the best results.

Best Acne Scar Removal Options

Some of the best acne scar removal treatments that can be performed over your lunch hour and with minimal downtime include:

  • Microdermabrasion – a skin buffing procedure that removes the top layer of skin and also promotes healthy skin cell turnover
  • Chemical peels – different types of peels work to exfoliate the skin at a deeper level, and a series of peels can be effective for getting rid of acne scars. Chemical peels can be combined with microdermabrasion for even better results.
  • Thermage – even though Thermage is best known for its skin tightening benefits, some studies suggest that the treatment can also help to clear up the skin and prevent acne. The device heats up the dermis with radiofrequency energy and promotes healthy cell regeneration. The uppermost layer of the skin is also affected by the energy waves, and can make scars disappear. Some people see results immediately after the treatment, but others will see progressive results within a few months after the treatment.

What to Expect with Acne Scar Treatments

When you are undergoing acne scar treatments, the dermatologist or aesthetician may recommend a specialized skincare plan leading up to your treatment day to prepare your skin. You may need to use medical-grade cleansers, toners and other products for about three to five days before your treatment so that your skin responds properly to the procedure. You may also need to use medical-grade skincare products after your treatment, as these will promote healing of the skin and ensure that you achieve the best results.

Acne scar treatments are performed on an outpatient basis, and are relatively affordable. You may be able to book a series of treatments for a discounted price. A series of treatments, especially microdermabrasion and chemical peels, will be most effective for getting rid of acne scars permanently. These treatments can be spaced ten to 21 days apart, so that your skin can regenerate properly between treatments and grow back stronger.

Since microderambrasion, chemical peels and Thermage involve little to no downtime, you can wear light makeup and sunscreen immediately after treatment and resume regular activities.

Learn more about acne scar removal options in our information guide, or consult with a medical spa in your area to find out if you might be a good candidate for any of the above time-saving skin rejuvenation procedures.