Do you have acne scars that are making you feel distressed? That’s understandable, since acne scars make the skin rough and unattractive. So one of the most common questions dermatologists get asked is – How can I eliminate the appearance of acne scars.
How can I eliminate the appearance of acne scars?
There are several options available for treating acne scars, but the most effective treatment for you will depend on several factors, including the type and location of the scar, as well as your skin tone and type.
Types of treatments for acne scars
- Laser therapy is considered a very effective treatment for acne scars, and typically involves the use of fractional lasers like the Fraxel CO2. The Fraxel CO2 is suitable for both superficial and deep acne scars. The laser creates microscopic columns in the skin, and removes portions of scar tissue. It also stimulates the repair process in which new collagen fibers form, leaving the skin smoother and clearer.
- Chemical peels are beneficial for mild to moderate acne scars. During the procedure the concentrated chemical solution is applied to the skin and exfoliates the damaged scarred cells. As the scarred cells peel away, healthy new cells grow in their place.
- The Intensif Micro Needling with Radio Frequency combines RF energy with microneedling, to tackle acne scars. The microneedling system creates microscopic channels in the skin that help stimulate collagen production. It works in tandem with the RF energy which heats the skin and also increases collagen, resulting in firmer, smoother skin.
Would you like to learn more about acne scar treatments? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.
If you are in the Orange County, CA area, Total Dermatology, Irvine, CA is our featured practice.
You can reach them at www.totaldermatology.com, or by calling (949) 647-5230.