Acne scars might seem like a permanent problem, but with the right treatment they don’t have to be. There are a number of great acne scar removal options out there that can quickly and effectively restore smoothness and a healthy glow to your skin. We here introduce three of the most promising treatments for patients who want to get rid of their acne scars once and for all.
Chemical peels can help treat a number of different skin problems, acne scars included. Although the name might sound intimidating, this process gently removes the old, damaged outer layers of your skin, which allows newer, healthier skin to come to the surface. When it comes to treating acne scars, a deep peel is usually necessary, since scarring affects more than just the visible skin. By using powerful chemicals, such as phenol, the peel is able to penetrate deeply into the skin where scars originate. While completely eliminating acne scars may take multiple treatment sessions over the course of weeks, most patients begin to notice results within seven days after their first treatment. In addition to treating scars, chemical peels have also been shown to reduce the occurrence of new acne breakouts.
Micro-needling is a safe, minimally-invasive treatment that gently creates microscopic openings in your skin with a series of tiny points. This prompts the body to react as it would to a minor injury, stimulating collagen production and revitalizing its overall appearance. Collagen is an abundant protein in the body that grants the skin its elasticity and strength, supplying its youth an suppleness. Micro-needling can treat acne scars, enlarged pores, uneven pigmentation, and fine wrinkles and lines.
Unlike other scars which normally have a raised appearance, acne scars often cause visible depressions in the skin. These are known as “rolling” scars because they create a wavelike appearance. Dermal fillers can be injected into problem sites to help reinvigorate the skin, restoring its natural smoothness. This is a popular treatment for patients who want to see immediate results. Additionally, these fillers can also help eliminate scar tissue and promote your skin’s production of collagen, both of which will help promote healthier, scar-free skin in the long run.
Are you ready to find out which acne scar removal procedure is right for you? Contact us at Lakeside Dermatology today to schedule an appointment today! Our offices are conveniently located in Sebring and Winter Haven, FL.