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.
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. Other techniques utilize non-ablative lasers which will stimulate collagen production without regenerating new skin production. However, ablative lasers such as the one we use during skin resurfacing will actually vaporize the scar, which will allow new, smoother skin to replace the scars.
Filler injections can also help by filling in the indentations of acne scars. These fillers will need to be reapplied about every four to six months, because of their natural composure of hyaluronic acid, they naturally reabsorb into the skin over time.
Microdermabrasion or chemical peels can be used when 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. Rather than using an acid solution; microdermabrasion is done through the mechanical exfoliation of the skin by the buffering away of the superficial dead skin layer.
Another revolutionary procedure being used for acne scars is fat grafting. This is a relatively simple procedure that can create long-lasting results. During this procedure, microcannulas are used to get your own body’s fat from areas such as the abdomen or thighs using advanced liposuction techniques. The fat is then processed and injected into the treatment area. The result is a smoother, plumper, firmer appearance, which is the desired result for the eradication of acne scars.
You can use Cortisone cream to calm the skin and reduce inflammation if your scarring is swollen or red. You can then lighten the appearance of 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.
At the 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.