Acne scars are some of the most common and unwelcome types of skin problems. Long after acne has resolved itself, scars may remain as a burdensome reminder. Acne is a type of skin infection that can lead to scars when infection under the skin is vacated. The good news is that you have several treatment options when it comes to acne scars treatment.
Chemical peels containing acids such as TCA, phenol, or carbolic acid make good choices for removing light to moderate acne scars. A chemical peel is a medical-grade solution containing some type of chemical that is left on the skin for a specific amount of time. Peels are classified by their ingredients, concentration, and depth of penetration.
A medium chemical peel can be used for superficial acne scars, and deep peels are for deeper, more stubborn acne scars. As your skin heals from this latter, more aggressive form of treatment, you should be very pleased with your results in terms of acne scar reduction.
Microneedling helps stimulate the formation of new skin tissue to replace old, damaged skin affected by acne scars. This form of acne scars treatment also helps with problems such as hyperpigmentation, wrinkles, blemishes, and stretch marks.
After numbing your skin in the treatment area, we will gently glide the microneedling device over your skin to form hundreds of microscopic channels. These virtually invisible openings trigger a skin rejuvenation process in which old skin is replaced by fresher skin tissue displaying fewer imperfections like acne scars. Over the following weeks and months, your skin will gradually remodel itself. If you require multiple microneedling treatment sessions, that is not a problem. You just need to wait a few weeks between each treatment so that your skin has time to heal adequately.
Laser Skin Rejuvenation
When it comes to acne scars treatment, lasers usually make an excellent choice. The treatment works through the transmission of thermal energy underneath the surface of the skin affected by acne scars. This prompts your body into replacing damaged skin tissue with a new collagen matrix. You should see a substantial reduction in your acne scars in the weeks following a laser treatment.
One of the key benefits to a laser acne scars treatment is its ability to offer real results without any incisions. Since we are doing less damage to the skin, your recovery time will be much shorter. The precision of the laser allows us to target only skin affected by acne scars, leaving nearby skin tissue intact.
Contact Us to Find Out More
If you feel that you would benefit from acne scars treatment, or would like to request more information about our procedures, we invite you to make an appointment with The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center. At our convenient location in Cincinnati, our caring and devoted team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option to you in full and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation!