There are many different types of acne scars and just as many different acne scar treatment options. No matter which type of acne scar you have, you will see results with quite a few different treatments; however, addressing the problem with precision is the best way to completely rid yourself of acne scarring. Below are a few of the acne scar treatment options we offer at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center.
Types of Acne Scars
Acne scars are either causes by raised areas of the skin or a loss of tissue in certain areas. Scarring can take a variety of different shapes. There are ice pick scars, which are deep, narrow scars that extend into the inner layers of the skin. Boxcar scars are round impressions on the skin. Rolling scars resemble the ocean’s waves; they are not very defined, but very apparent. Hypertrophic scars are raised scars that create a bumpy outside layer of skin.
Options for Acne Scar Treatment
Microdermabrasion is when the outside layer of skin is removed via a diamond encrusted wand. This results in upped collagen production and fresher skin growing in its place. Microdermabrasion treatments are excellent for those who only have minor scarring. It can be combined with laser treatments for an enhanced effect.
Professional chemical peels are a great option for acne scar treatment. We offer a variety of chemical peels, so you will be able to find the perfect fit for your skin and your acne scar needs. Simply speak with our professionals to learn more.
Laser treatment is a very effective way to deal with acne scarring. Like the microdermabrasion and chemical peel, this treatment also removes the outside layer of skin.
Fillers do exactly as the name suggests: fills in acne scars. This type of procedure does nothing for those with raised acne scars; however, it is still an excellent choice for many. Boxcar and rolling scars can be treated with fillers.
Best suited for depressed acne scars, microneedling is when a small needle is used to encourage collagen production. This method stimulates collagen and elastin production, which provides gradual results that can last a long time.
No matter which type of acne scars you suffer from, you can find the perfect acne scar treatment for you. There are other procedures not listed above, but you can ask our specialists at The Dermatology, Laser & Vein Center in Cincinnati, OH about additional options. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!