We offer a number of different treatments to achieve your desired result. Treatment options are based on what you choose to be the result and how quickly you’d like to get there. When choosing a skin resurfacing treatment, our team will ask you about your comfort level with downtime immediately post treatment, your social downtime, lifestyle and professional obligations. Some of the treatment options are:
Laser Treatments for Acne Scarring:
- Chemical Peels
Skincare approaches are considered a conservative and affordable approach to reducing the appearance of acne scars, but these prescriptions may only be appropriate for shallow atrophic scarring and pigmented scars. Topical prescriptions can include retinoids and products that lighten the skin. These treatments are also commonly combined with other acne treatments to achieve your desired results.
You can also use certain aesthetic treatments to reduce the appearance of acne scars. For example, ice pick scars sometimes aren’t responsive to other scar treatments but using a dermal filler can be highly effective. One of the most popular aesthetic treatments for acne scarring is chemical peels, which gently resurface the skin to reduce the appearance of shallow scarring and pigmented scars. Facials can also be used to reduce acne scars.
For the most part, you will likely need several acne scar treatments to remove or reduce scarring. These treatments work by gradually increasing collagen production, turning over new skin cells, and correcting the appearance of the skin. For example, you will usually need three to six laser treatments to produce optimal results, while aesthetic treatments may need to be scheduled monthly to maintain your results. Topical treatments can be ongoing.
The best candidates for acne scar removal are those who have visible acne scarring on the face, neck, chest, or back. While most acne scar treatments focus on the face, it’s possible to develop scars on any area of the body where acne scars have formed and some treatments can be used to reduce scarring on the body. Patients looking to minimize and reduce the visibility of acne scars and blemishes, as well as even out skin tone and reduce texture issues will all benefit from Acne scarring treatments.
If you would like to learn more about acne scarring treatment options, contact us today! We are happy to assist you in scheduling your initial consultation.