Acne Scarring

Acne is a friend to no one. Acne scars and acne scarring has and can cause problems and self-esteem issues for even the most resilient person. But there are things that you can do to diminish acne scarring, but first let's talk about the types of acne scarring.

Types of Acne Scarring

• Ice pick scarring - are deep pitted scars with steep edges

• Atrophic scarring - are pitted but have smooth edges and are not very deep

• Hypertrophic scarring - are thick lumpy scars that are present about the surface of the skin and found more frequently on the back and chest.

While acne scarring is permanent, it can be treated. You may have to try different kinds of treatment before you find what works for you, but don't give up, talk to your doctor and he or she will work with you until you find a treatment that works.

Types of Treatment for Acne Scarring

• Dermabrasion - which removes the outer layers of the skin to produce an improved appearance

• Laser Resurfacing - which destroys the outer layers of the skin

• Subcision - local anesthesia is applied, then a needle is inserted under the skin and moved gently back and forth to release the scar tissue

• Fillers - improve the appearance of acne scars by flattening the scar, but they are temporary

• Chemical peels - use chemical to resurface the skin and improve the appearance of the face and acne scar

• Topical medications - that include bleaching the acne scars

If you are interested in treatment for acne scars you should contact a cosmetic surgeon in your area. Whether it's treatment for acne scarring or another cosmetic procedure that you want to have done, there is a cosmetic surgeon in your area who can assist you today.

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