Treatment for Acne Scars
Once your skin clears up, it’s hard to celebrate if scarring is left behind. Fortunately, acne scar treatment can make a significant difference in the appearance of your skin. While it may not completely erase all evidence of acne, it can improve your skin’s overall look and feel. Not only does acne scar treatment improve your skin’s appearance, but it can also boost your confidence, helping you feel more comfortable and self-assured in your own skin.
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Can plastic surgery help with acne scarring?
If you had severe acne, it’s possible that deep scarring can remain after the skin has cleared up. After examining your skin, we can suggest the best treatment options for your unique needs. If you have any questions or are just looking for more information about the treatment for acne scars, contact our office today.
What causes acne?
Acne is a complex problem involving a multitude of factors. It can be caused by an overproduction of oil (sebum) from the skin’s oil glands, the buildup of dead skin cells, and the presence of bacteria. As the bacteria multiply, they can trigger an immune response, causing inflammation and redness. Stress, diet, genetics, hormones, and certain medications can also contribute to the development of acne.
Different methods of skin resurfacing are effective for acne scars. Dermabrasion removes the top layer of skin and softens the appearance of the scar by stimulating collagen production and organization. A medium or deep chemical peel often treats sun damage and skin blemishes. Laser resurfacing can stimulate collagen and elastic fibers, promoting healing and new skin growth. Microneedling also offers gradual improvements in scar appearance with minimal downtime.
Punch excision is a more focused, minor procedure to address individual acne scars, repairing the wound with stitches or a skin graft. Another subcision technique involves your doctor inserting needles under the skin to loosen fibers below a scar to help improve its appearance.
Dermal fillers like Juvederm, Radiesse, and Restylane are popular treatments for acne scars. Fillers can reduce the appearance of a specific type of scars, improving the overall texture of your skin.