As if acne wasn’t frustrating enough, acne scarring left behind once the acne itself has faded or healed can be just as disappointing and unwelcome as large red bumps and other clogged pores. Acne scars may be the result of picking the skin or simply as a common side effect to acne that took a tool on the area leaving dents and small holes. Some patients have acne scars that have been bothering them for years and years while others are adolescents or young adults who don’t want to accept the scarring left behind from their struggles with acne. Regardless of how or when the scarring occurred, there are some cosmetic procedures available which can significantly improve the appearance of even the most severe acne scars.
Microdermabrasion is a popular technique offered to sufferers of acne scarring which is non-chemical and non-invasive. Using a spray of tiny microcrystals, the outermost layer of the skin is targeted to remove dead, dry, damaged skin cells to reveal the unaffected, healthier skin beneath the surface. Microdermabrasion is one of the most affordable cosmetic procedures available on the market for treating acne scars and overall dull, flaky skin.
Fractional skin resurfacing is another popular dermatological treatment option for those struggling with acne scarring, especially more severe cases. Using a targeted laser directed at damaged areas of the skin’s surface, Fractional skin resurfacing stimulates new collaged growth deep beneath the layers of the skin to fill dents and holes and to provide a smoother, more even skin tone wherever it’s used. Most patients are very satisfied with their results after undergoing Fractional skin resurfacing treatments and are able to see a huge improvement in the appearance of acne scarring, even after just one session.
Various fillers are relied upon by expert dermatologists to fill in the dents and scars left behind by aggressive acne which has left the face less than smooth and even in appearance. The process of injecting fillers is minimally invasive and uses a very tiny needle to inject the filler solution into the scars to create an even surface on the skin and rid the patient of obvious depressed areas of the face while offering structural support. Some fillers provide longer lasting results than others, so it’s important to speak with your dermatologist in depth before seeking any acne scarring treatment to determine which cosmetic option is best for you as an individual.
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