Acne Scarring

Acne scarring can happen to anyone. Acne is most common during puberty, but pregnant women have problems with acne and it really doesn't play favorites, acne can happen to anyone. If you are experiencing problems with acne or acne scarring there are some medical procedures that can help to restore your skin.

Acne Treatments Include

Microdermabrasion that can improve your overall skin tone and luster as well as eliminate superficial mild acne scars. In most cases, you will need at least 6 peels, having one every 1-2 weeks.

Photorejuvenation utilizes a laser or broadband visible light and requires 5-6 treats that are done every 3-4 weeks will improve mild acne scarring by causing new collagen to form.

Scar revision is the surgical removal of acne scars and it is most effective on ice pick and boxcar scars. The excision is usually in the form of a punch that is closed with sutures that are removed about 7 days later.

A similar application is called the subcision that uses a sharp instrument to undercut this scar tissue, rolling scars are a result of scar tissue holding the skin down, the overlying skin is not cut so you don't require any stitches.

Laser resurfacing is where the skin is removed layer by layer, removing the uppermost portion of the scars, at the same time heat produced by the laser tightens the skin, this helps to smooth out the scars. It takes about 18 months to see the final results following laser skin resurfacing. During this period, the skin and its collagen remodel and smooth out the scars. Laser resurfacing can be performed with other acne scar treatments. is a leading resource for acne scarring information. Search for a cosmetic dermatologist near you today!

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