- FDA Approves use of plasma skin regeneration to treat acne scars
State of the art plasma skin regeneration technology, which is currently used to treat wrinkles, skin lesions and various forms of keratosis, has now been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat acne scarring. Rhytec inc., a subsidiary of the UK based Rhytec Ltd., are the pioneers of this revolutionary treatment, which trials show can dramatically improve the appearance of acne scarring.
- how does plasma skin regeneration work?
Plasma skin therapy uses a thermal energy, known as nitrogen plasma energy, which targets each layer of the skin to promote natural regeneration. it differs from laser therapy, which only targets specific elements of the skin and can cause hyper-pigmentation, discoloration or scarring; risks that are not associated with plasma therapy.
Trials indicate an average improvement in acne scarring of 29% six months after just one plasma treatment, although the perceived improvement by the subjects of the trial was 35%. The treatment modifies the architecture of the skin, producing new collagen for up to two years. As well as treating scarring, wrinkles and lesions, plasma technology is known to improve pore elasticity and size, and enhance skin tone and texture.
- Impact of acne scarring
While some people aren’t bothered by acne scars, assuming they will gradually fade over time, others experience a dramatic decline in their confidence and self esteem, often leading to anxiety, depression and a poor self image.
As acne scars are usually located on the face, they are hard to hide or disguise, increasing their negative impact. many people feel others are judging them by their acne scars, associating acne with being unclean, and this can cause embarrassment and shyness whether it is actually true or not.
Finding an effective treatment for scarring, that promotes natural regeneration of the skin with minimal side effects and recovery time, can make a huge difference to the lives of those suffering from acne scars.
Founded in 2004, Rhytec works with leading dermatologists, plastic surgeons, and cosmetic physicians to develop new technologies which improve the appearance and function of the skin, enhancing the quality of life for patients seeking treatment.
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