Let’s talk truth for a second: the scars left by acne can have quite a negative effect on your self-confidence–just as much, if not more, than the acne itself. Part of this is the fear that these blemishes are permanent.
But we’re here with some good news: There have been some incredible advances in the world of acne scar treatment, giving you several options to choose from. In this blog post we’ll give you insight into each and help you determine which treatment is the right fit for you.
How Are Acne Scars Formed?
Acne scarring is created when a breakout is particularly deep or inflamed and the surrounding skin becomes damaged. Your body attempts to fix it but an over- or under-production of collagen can cause scars to appear. The longer an intense breakout lasts, the more damage is caused to the tissue. And any picking at blemishes is another sure cause of scarring.
JUVA Skin offers the most cutting-edge methods to treat & reduce the appearance of acne scarring.
PicoSure is a device that aims short bursts of laser energy into your inner and outer tissues to eliminate red spots, dark spots and scarring. Safe and painless, this treatment helps cleanse pores and encourages the production of collagen and elastin for healthier skin.
Another cutting edge laser treatment is Fractional CO2, which excels at resurfacing the skin. This laser removes only the damaged and dull layers of tissue and leaves the surrounding healthy skin intact to aid the healing process. After a treatment session your skin will begin producing healthy new cells and as a result give you a dramatic improvement in the appearance of acne scars.
If you have atrophic scarring (scars that form a depression compared to the surrounding skin), injectable dermal fillers are an excellent solution. By carefully placing these products under a scar, the fillers can lift the divot and help it appear more even with the surrounding skin. This revolutionary treatment provides immediate results and can last up to 5 years without repeat treatments.
The other treatment option to correct scarring is a chemical peel which is the application of a special solution that sloughs away damaged skin cells. Think of it as a powerful chemical exfoliant. These are effective treatments for acne. And unlike the name, your skin is not actually being peeled away; instead think of it as a powerful chemical exfoliant. This method can be used to address areas of scarring with a spot-peel. This treatment removes the damaged skin and promotes the growth of new, healthy tissue.
Choosing the Right Treatment for You
With so many treatment options available, it’s always best to get a consultation from a specialist to help determine which one is right for you. Dr. Bruce E. Katz is one of the most well-regarded and sought-after board-certified dermatologists in the industry, often regularly lending his medical opinion to top media outlets including Cosmopolitan and Dermatology Times. And just recently, Dr. Katz was listed by Newsweek Magazine as one of the best cosmetic dermatologists in the United States.You couldn’t be in better hands when it comes to evaluating and treating your skin. Call today to schedule a consultation with one of our JUVA providers and let’s get you started on the path to clearer skin.