Acne & Acne Scarring

Acne & Acne Scarring

Acne is a common skin condition that affects people of all ages, causing blemishes and scarring. Acne scars can be frustrating and may cause a lack of confidence. Fortunately, there are many treatments available that can help reduce the appearance of acne and acne scarring.

One effective treatment for active acne is topical medication. These medications can be applied directly to the affected area and work to reduce inflammation and clear up blemishes. Another option is oral medication, such as antibiotics or hormonal treatments, which can be prescribed by your skin doctor.

For acne scarring, there are several treatment options available, including chemical peels, microneedling, subcision, skinboosters and laser resurfacing.

Chemical peels for acne scarring involve applying a chemical solution to the skin to exfoliate its top layer, revealing new, smoother skin underneath. The treatment helps to reduce the appearance of acne scars, improve skin texture and tone, and prevent new acne breakouts. The type of chemical peel used depends on the severity of the scarring and the patient’s skin type. It’s important to consult with a dermatologist or skincare professional to determine the most appropriate chemical peel for each individual case.

Microneedling is a minimally invasive procedure that can improve the appearance of acne scars. The tiny needles create micro-injuries in the skin, which stimulate the body’s natural healing process and collagen production. This can lead to smoother and more even skin texture, as well as a reduction in the appearance of acne scars. A series of treatments may be necessary for optimal results.

Subcision is a minor surgical procedure used to treat depressed or rolling acne scars by breaking down the scar tissue and stimulating collagen production. A special needle is inserted beneath the skin to cut the fibrous bands that pull down the surface of the skin, resulting in a smoother appearance.

Skinboosters are a type of injectable treatment that can help improve the appearance of acne scars by plumping up the skin and stimulating collagen production. They work by injecting a hyaluronic acid-based gel into the skin to improve skin texture, tone and hydration.

Laser resurfacing is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can effectively treat acne scars. The laser beam penetrates the skin’s surface and removes the damaged skin layer, encouraging the growth of new skin cells. Laser resurfacing can also stimulate the production of collagen, leading to smoother and more even skin texture. The treatment may require a few sessions, and recovery time may vary depending on the intensity of the laser used. However, it’s a safe and effective option for those seeking to improve the appearance of acne scars.

In addition to medical treatments, there are lifestyle changes that can help improve acne, such as maintaining a healthy diet, reducing stress, and avoiding certain skincare products that may irritate the skin.

Don’t let acne and acne scarring hold you back from feeling confident in your skin. There are many effective treatments available to help you achieve clear, healthy-looking skin. Consult with one of our skin specialists to learn more about your options.