Acne Scarring

Scarring Treatment Options

Scarring occurs naturally as the body heals, and is an important part of your skin’s recovery from acne or injury. But after healing is over, scar tissue may remain. These scars can be pitted or raised, red or white or purple – but no matter their appearance, you want to find a way to improve your skin texture and tone.

Scars don’t have to be a permanent part of your appearance. A variety of non-invasive cosmetic treatments will help. The end result is not only clearer skin, but heightened confidence and a chance to finally move past the acne or injury that caused the scarring in the first place.

Why Do I Have Acne Scars?

Acne develops when follicles on the skin become plugged. During puberty or other hormonal fluctuations, the sebaceous glands can swell, increasing oil production. The plugged follicles and increased oil cause whiteheads and blackheads, within which bacteria reside and cause inflammation. It’s this inflammation that causes discoloration and potential scarring in the skin.

Because ongoing inflammation causes collagen loss, acne scars are often indented, making them more noticeable on your skin. Cystic acne destroys both skin and fat, leading to scarring that resists fading.

Non-Invasive Scar Treatments

1. Our newest acne scar treatment protocol combines ultrasound energy and microneedling. This dual scar therapy approach is guided by the latest cosmetic treatment research. Microneedling and ultrasound energy address different layers of the skin. Ultrasound deliverss energy deep within the skin to stimulate collagen production and improve scarring from within. Microneedling addresses the superficial layer of the skin to help break up scar tissue and stimulate new healing. This improves and diminishes acne scars to improve skin texture, tone and evenness.

2. Another acne scar option we offer is laser scar treatment. The PicoSure Focus helps create new collagen, which fills out areas of scarring. Since this laser is non-ablative, it doesn’t damage your skin, but stimulates cell growth within the dermis. As the collagen grows, the scar pockets will fill out, improving your skin texture. Laser Genesis offers similar improvements – our team will determine which option is ideal for your skin.

Laser treatments also break up hyperpigmentation within the skin, lightening the scar tissue and making scars far less noticeable. In the weeks after treatment, you’ll see results continue to take hold, with collagen growth continuing for months. Depending on your acne scars, you’ll require a certain number of laser treatments.

Which Treatment is Appropriate for My Skin?

We also offer non-laser treatment options for acne scars, including microneedling and chemical peels. You may benefit from a treatment plan that involves a combination of treatments to reveal ideal results. Our team will examine your skin and may perform a Digital Skin Analysis to determine exactly what is appropriate for your unique needs. Schedule a complimentary consultation to begin the process and take the first step toward scar-free skin. You will need to meet with an expert before you’re able to know which treatment is the best option – we look forward to working with you on this journey!

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