Removing Those Unsightly Acne Scars
There are many patients who are turning to cosmetic procedures to treat those unsightly acne scars. If you want smoother, clearer skin that looks healthy and vibrant, then laser acne scar removal may be for you.
Cortisone/Fade Creams/Skincare Products
You can use cortisone creams if your scarring is swollen or red to calm the skin and reduce inflammation. You can then lighten the appearance of the hyperpigmentation of scars by using skin lighteners.
Using glycolic or salicylic acid treatments can also reduce the appearance of scarring. Salicylic and glycolic acids are found in numerous skincare products such as scrubs and creams. They can help exfoliate the skin to bring the hyperpigmentation to the surface.
While these remedies can often reduce the look of scarring, unfortunately, none of these over-the-counter solutions can repair the indentations caused by acne, nor will they actually get rid of acne scars. However, there are several options available that can help alleviate the appearance of these scars including laser and filler treatments.
Laser Acne Scar Removal
Skin resurfacing is a laser acne-scar removal method that helps to smooth the surface of the skin. In addition, these treatments will increase collagen production that will help smooth out acne scars. Non-ablative lasers will stimulate collagen production without further damage to the skin’s surface. On the other hand, ablative lasers will actually vaporize the scar, which will allow new, smoother skin to replace the scars.
Filler injections can also help fill the indentations of acne scars.These fillers will need to be reapplied about every four to six months, because they reabsorb into the skin.
Microdermabrasion or chemical peels can be used if you find that the over-the-counter solutions are not working. Chemical peels will eliminate the top layer of skin using a concentrated acidic solution to reveal new layers of skin. Microdermabrasion will have similar results through the exfoliation of the skin through the buffing away of the dead skin layer.
Another revolutionary procedure being used for acne scars is fat grafting. This is a relatively simple procedure that produces often long lasting results. During this procedure, your own body’s fat will be taken from areas such as abdomen or thighs using advanced liposuction techniques that use micro-cannulas. The fat is then processed and injected into the treatment area. The result is a plumper, firmer appearance, which is the desired result for the eradication of acne scars.
At Skin & Vein Center, we have several procedures and techniques that can help reduce the appearance of acne scars. For more information about how to get rid of acne scars the right way, give us a call today! We’ll show precisely how our laser scar removal services can help you! Click here for more information about Laser Acne Scar Removal