What Your Dermatologist Wants You to Know About Acne Scars
Struggling with acne can feel like a roller-coaster of emotions. You can feel great about your skin on Tuesday, and wake up on Wednesday with a blemish the size of Mount Vesuvius on your cheek. Once your skin is finally under control, you may think you have finally ended your roller-coaster ride with acne, however for many people they take on a new challenge: acne scarring.
First things first: to prevent scars, do not pop, squeeze or pick and seek early treatment for acne that does not respond to over-the-counter medications. Acne scars are unique in their appearance and often have complex characteristics so it is important to consult with your dermatologist to determine an individualized treatment plan for the most successful results.
“Once we are able to control active breakouts, these marks and scars can be treated in a variety of ways, such as chemical peels, skin pen, or even Fraxel laser as directed by your physician”, advises Dr. Mary Moore, a board-certified dermatologist at Advanced Dermatology Houston.
Read on to learn more about these treatments and give us a call when you are ready to start your unique treatment plan.
Chemical Peels can help reduce acne scars by providing chemical exfoliation and increasing cell turnover. Peels can improve skin texture and any pigmentation issues. Types of chemical peels can include TCA peels and glycolic peels.
Microneedling, or SkinPen®, allows for controlled induction of the skin’s natural self-repair process by creating precise, micro-injuries in the skin.
The Fraxel laser delivers microscopic laser columns to treat a fraction of the skin at a time without affecting the surrounding tissue. These laser columns stimulate the production of collagen, replacing damaged tissue to reveal healthy, youthful skin.
Call Advanced Dermatology today to get a head start on your acne scar treatment plan. With 3 convenient locations in the greater Houston area and a team of experienced, board-certified dermatologists; Advanced Dermatology makes it easy to achieve beautiful, healthy skin!