While acne alone can be devastating, its effects are often long-lasting and equally as devastating, leaving embarrassing and troubling scars in its place.
Thankfully, safe and effective treatments such as CO2 lasers, chemical peels, and DERMAROLLER™ are available to diminish the acne scars that cause depressions in the skin and safely reduce raised acne scars.
As we age, we lose collagen, making our acne scars more noticeable so the key to effective treatment is selecting the best one for each type of scar. But before getting treatment for acne scars, it’s important to clear your existing acne since its inflammation could potentially reduce the effectiveness of any treatments.
So once your acne has cleared and healed, some highly effective acne scar treatments to consider include:
CO2 Lasers: Among the most popular and effective methods, CO2 lasers can address many types of facial acne scars. The treatment ablates scar tissue, encourages the regrowth of healthy skin, and can be used to shape large acne scars in order to reduce their appearance by creating a gentler, minimized slope for the depth of the scar. It can also help to tighten the skin by inducing the contraction of the dermal collagen which causes scars to appear flatter and less noticeable. Learn more.
Chemical Peels: Chemical peels remove the top layers of the skin to reveal a healthier, more youthful appearance as they reduce the appearance of acne scars by lifting dead skin off the surface to make room for newer skin cells to migrate upward to the surface from the basal layers below. It can also stimulate the production of collagen beneath the skin to help fill in pitted scars and make your skin both strong and flexible. There are a variety of peels available that range from a lighter peel that requires no down time to peels that offer much deeper and more dramatic results but require some healing time. Learn more.
DERMAROLLER™: Using the science of micro-needling, DERMAROLLER™ takes advantage of the body’s self-healing mechanisms by stimulating nerves in the deeper skin layers to boost collagen and elastin production by improving the blood supply. Together, these fibers create a layer of new collagen cells, which thicken and fill out the skin for a tighter, more youthful and uniform appearance. It can be performed on any part of the body and has been shown to be effective at improving acne scars, reducing wrinkles, and rejuvenating the skin. Learn more.
If you’re tired of trying to cover up your acne scars, let the professionals at Skintastic develop a customized treatment plan to help reduce their appearance altogether. We offer CO2 lasers, chemical peels and DERMAROLLER™ treatments to help reduce your acne scarring and pitting, improve your skin tone – and BONUS – the treatments can also help restore a youthful radiance to your skin, too!
Give Skintastic a call today to take the first step toward ‘Making You More Beautiful.’