Many people live with the scars of the acne they endured as a young adult. The scars serve as daily reminders of the acne that tormented them in adolescence.
Acne Scar Treatment Options
Acne can leave lifelong scars that come in all shapes and sizes; from spots to sunken pits, wavy in texture, boxlike, or keloid bumps, acne scars can be exasperating. But there have been great advancements for treating acne scars. A dermatologist can help reduce and greatly improve the appearance of scarring. Read further to learn how you can have beautiful, fresh, young skin again.
Fraxel, or fractionated laser resurfacing, uses high-energy light to burn away damaged skin. This revolutionary laser fractionates the laser beam into thousands of microscopic laser columns, and the results are far better than any previous laser treatment with fewer side effects. The process minimizes wrinkles and acne scars, improving the overall texture and tone of the skin. Fraxel requires several treatments to receive optimal results.
Microdermabrasion is a technique that uses microparticles or diamond tips to remove the top layers of the skin. It also promotes the growth of collagen. Microdermabrasion leaves the skin smoother and fresher looking as it heals. It is great for improving the appearance of sunspots, wrinkles, and treating old acne scars. A series of acne scar treatments are recommended for a favorable outcome.
Chemical peels treat sun damage, irregular pigments, and acne scars. The top layers of the skin are removed with a chemical that is applied to the face. The skin then regenerates a fresh, new layer of skin that improves the overall appearance of the skin. There are different categories of chemical peels. The type you choose will determine results and downtime.
Dermal Filler Injections
Injectables are used to treat wrinkles, acne scars, and facial lines. The filler is injected under the skin to replace collagen that has been lost. When acne is healing, the body sometimes produces too little collagen when repairing the acne spot, and a scar is formed. Collagen can help fill in the scar where it is missing. Dermal fillers are temporary, usually lasting 6-18 months.
Acne affects millions of Americans every year. Dermatologists treat acne with the best products and treatments on the market, with the intent of improving the skin’s appearance and minimizing scarring. Despite these efforts, acne scarring can happen. Precision Dermatology has highly skilled dermatologists proficient in the latest advancements in acne scar treatment. If you or your loved one would like more information on treating old acne scars, contact Precision Dermatology today for a consultation.