Get Rid of Acne Scars for Good

When it comes to skincare, everything’s about getting rid of acne. Whether that means blowing through salicylic acid face washes or trying topical creams to remove the red, ugly bumps from your skin, when you have acne, it’s always the first thing on your mind. But what about after you’ve cleared your acne? You’re dismayed to find your skin isn’t as perfect as your lofty skin-care products claimed and that the acne has disfigured or discolored your face. Acne scars are easy to get and tricky to get rid of, but Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa has solutions. 

The bad news: no matter how good your face wash was at clearing your acne, it won’t make a dent on your scars and most washes won’t. The good news is there’s a few incredible treatments we offer, specially created to target and get rid of acne scars, so you can have clear, smooth skin. In this article, we’ll go through the top treatments so you can learn how to remove your acne scars

SkinPen Microneedling

SkinPen Microneedling treatment

SkinPen was awarded the “Top Rated Treatment for Acne Scars” in 2019 and for an incredibly good reason. The microneedling treatment is one of the most popular within the skincare community and continues to show results for removing acne scars to this day. The SkinPen is exactly as it sounds—a microneedling pen. How it works: Each device contains 12 teeny tiny needles to create a controlled and evenly spaced microneedling environment. Our registered nurses will use the pen to treat only the places you need it. Microneedling works by creating a puncture and drawing blood from your skin. Your skin immediately notices something wrong and hurries to heal the injured area, growing new collagen and elastin.

With the SkinPen treatment, your skin will be targeted over multiple treatments to persuade your skin to continuously produce more and more collagen which makes it an incredible treatment for acne scars. Acne scars are essentially dead or damaged skin, and because there’s no open wound, your skin isn’t in any rush to heal it. The SkinPen Microneedling treatment tricks it into healing the area faster than it would’ve naturally. The treatment also results in fewer fine lines and wrinkles, improves skin texture, reduces pore size, and leaves you with plump and healthy skin. 

Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Facials

Vampire facial at Colair

Platelet Rich Plasma facials are big right now, and you might’ve heard of them being referred to as the “vampire facial”. The process itself is a bit weird. One of our registered nurses (some of which work in the NICU of the hospital)  will draw your blood and put it in a centrifuge, a machine that rotates rapidly to separate and enrich the platelets from your blood. Your platelets are then injected directly into your skin through microneedling, which creates the bloody “vampire” look you’ve most likely seen all over the internet. As weird as it sounds, there’s great science behind this method of acne treatment. Platelets are well known for their healing factors as they secrete “growth factors” which stimulate cellular growth and is a common practice within medical fields for joint healing as well. Alongside being an acne marks treatment, PRP facials will also increase your collagen, reduce any fine lines and wrinkles, and you’ll notice a tightening and glow to your skin almost immediately. 

Scarlet Radiofrequency (SRF)

Scarlet SRF treatment for acne

Scarlet Radiofrequency is an incredibly unique dermal treatment for the simple fact that it combines two well-known skin-therapy processes into a singular treatment: radiofrequency and microneedling. The process is relatively simple. With the use of microneedles, short pulses of radiofrequency energy are distributed into the skin. 

The skin responds immediately with the production of collagen and elastin fibers to both repair and tighten the skin, solving a plethora of skin issues, including acne scars. Though microneedling alone can cause a jumpstart in the production of collagen, the radiofrequency increases the production for a faster recovery and cell turnover rate. It’s a double whammy. That’s not even the best part. The best part about getting SRF over other facial treatments is that there’s very little downtime after the treatment, which means you won’t be stuck inside your house as your skin peels relentlessly and you won’t experience any pain or bleeding. The SRF treatment is also one of the only treatments that are FDA approved. 

Chemical peels 

Chemical peels, also known as the relentless peeling, are just as popular a treatment as microneedling if not even more so. Chemical peels use, as the name suggests, chemicals or acids for application on the face. The applied solution then loosens all the dead skin on the uppermost layer of the face to reveal newer and fresher skin beneath it.  As scary as it sounds, don’t worry. These acids are safe to use on the face and won’t cause any harm at all. Our skin naturally sloughs off all our dead skin, even if we don’t realize it. That dead skin ends up on our pillows and our beds at night but in such small amounts we never really notice them unless we look closely. Chemical peels speed up the process and only remove skin that’s already dead and our skin hasn’t shed yet. 

Typically, after a chemical peel, clients are advised to avoid the sun at all costs and be generous with the SPF, as new and fresh skin is more vulnerable to sun damage for up to six weeks post-peel.

If the idea of peeling is still detestable to you but you’re still interested in acne scar removal, chemical exfoliation is a great at-home treatment. Some peeling solutions you can buy from skincare brands have simple procedures that include applying for a certain amount of time, like a face mask, and then rinsing off. There won’t be any visible peeling, despite the name, but these products still remove dead skin with the acidic solution. The results won’t be as dramatic or as quick as any of the above treatments, but it’s a cheap and relatively simple alternative with zero downtime and a promising future for your skin. 

Fibroblast Plasma Pen

Skin tightening treatments also help lessen the appearance of blemish scarring and redness.

Similar microneedling and SRF, Fibroblast also stimulates healthy collagen in your skin. It goes even further in repairing the connective tissue needed to generate new collagen. The electrical pulses safely rejuvenate the skin, revealing a smoother, more even skin tone.

If you want long-lasting results, you’ll be happy to learn that this treatment lasts up to three years.

If you’d like to learn more about how Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa in Gilbert, Arizona can help you with your acne scars, please come in for free consultation or call us at (480) 923-6138

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What Makes a Top-Quality Med Spa?

Imagine taking the afternoon to travel to a high-quality spa near you. You would stop worrying about your stressors, your to-do list, the kids you have to cook dinner for later, and any other things in life that take over your mind.

If you’re ready to put everything to the side to focus on yourself for once, you should visit the top med spa near you. If you are near Gilbert, Arizona, you’ll want to come on down to Colair Beauty Lounge & Med Spa for your med spa treatments! We specialize in dozens of various med spa treatments and also have a hair salon, anti aging and vitamin therapy, and many other award-winning skincare and spa treatments.

Ready to learn more about what makes us a top-quality med spa? Keep reading to learn more!

Find Staff With Premium Levels of Credentials

You don’t want to just go to any med spa. You want the med spa that you choose to have the following:

  • registered nurses and aestheticians who are certified in their specialty
  • a Medical Advisor
  • a Medical Director

The med spa staff should include a Medical Advisor and Medical Director available to guide treatments in the proper direction. This guarantees that in the case of any confusion from the med spa staff, there is a higher-up that can help guide the process.

At Colair, all of our team have the right credentials, which ensures they know exactly what to do to help you with your needs. Additionally, we are the only practice in the country that currently has two AMI Allergan master trainers under one roof! 

Make Sure They Have Well-Thought Out Safety Precautions and Protocols

While you may not think that a med spa needs to have a ton of safety procedures, every establishment that has clients and customers needs to have some sort of safety measures in place. Even if they are never needed, as a client, you will feel safe in the building and in the hands of the staff.

As part of the safety precautions, med spas should be cognizant of:

  • a clean environment that customers feel welcome and safe in as soon as they walk in
  • staff to welcome and greet clients as they walk in and directing them where to wait
  • professional staff certified to handle treatments and procedures 

In addition to the general environment of the med spa, there should be safety procedures in case of an emergency like a fire. There should also be protocols for what to do in the unlikelihood of a service going wrong in the office.

As a customer, you should be able to ask the med spa what procedures and precautions they have for safety in the building. This will give you peace of mind when getting a procedure done.

Advanced Technology to Guide Treatment

Nowadays, it is important to ensure that your facility is using advanced technology to guide all treatments. Without them, things can be much more difficult and not as accurate.

Different technologies should be used with different services, but the Emage 3D Facial Imaging scanner that we have pinpoints every little detail both on the surface of the skin and beyond it as well. Our advanced system can spot every little detail on and beneath your skin to help us guide your treatment. We’ll recommend where we can go from there.

This makes it easy for aestheticians and spa staff to know exactly what they need to do to help your skin. You can learn more about the skin analysis imaging that we do at Colair.

Exceptional Customer Service All Around

All parts of a top med spa should have customer service that makes the customers happy and content with their services. This doesn’t mean just the aestheticians or the RN, but the front desk as well. And even better, the owner should come in periodically to check in on clients and how they are doing.

Make sure your spa has:

  • a friendly front desk staff
  • aestheticians and RNs that are friendly and good with customers 
  • owners who are involved with the customer’s well-being and happiness

To achieve this, the med spa needs to have protocols set up in regard to customer service. This way, everyone is on the same page with how to treat clients no matter what.

You’ll see in Colair’s online reviews that our clients rave about our customer service. You want your spa’s customer service to stand out as one of the reviews that customers discuss (especially because this means that they are more likely to come back).

Clients Get Full Tours of the Facility

When it comes to the facility, customers should have a good idea of what there is at the facility. This means they should have a full understanding of the layout, the services, the staff, and all the different rooms depending on procedures.

That is why giving clients a full tour of the facility is a good practice to get into. At Colair, we believe this is one of the first things we should do with our clients so that they become more comfortable with our space.

We have no secrets to hide here! That’s why we give our customers a full tour of everything our office and spa have to offer.

Clients love this as well because it makes them feel trusted, welcomed, and part of the community that you have built at your spa!

This is another great way to show them all you have to offer so that they may even come back for another service another time!

Recognition and Accolades from the Community

It’s not just what you’ll see on the inside that’ll blow you away. Our involvement in the community and priority to give back also sets us apart from other med spas. Just this year, we were voted the BEST Local Beauty and Wellness Business and received a Certificate of Recognition for our service to the Community from the Arizona State Congress. 

Not to mention, our co-owner, Dallas Sloan was nominated for “Business Woman of the Year” by the Gilbert Chamber of Commerce and Colair was named Best Mid-size Business also from the Gilbert Chamber Commerce! 

We are committed to passing on our reputation to clients and providing them with what our community has recognized us for. 

The Qualities of a Top Med Spa

A top med spa has certain qualities that set it apart from the rest. 

Clients that receive full tours of the facility, have an amazing experience with the staff and customer service, and know that safety procedures are in place. 

At Colair, we have all of this and more! If you are ready to have the best med spa experience that you’ve ever had, you can contact us today.

Whether you want Botox, cheek fillers, undereye fillers, or something else, we have most of what you could ever want! We can’t wait to meet you.