WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT ACNE SCARS?
There are several ways to help acne scars look better and feel smoother. Dr. Christine chooses the best treatment for you based on how severe the scarring is.
For acne scars, you may have:
Dermabrasion/Dermaplaning- A procedure that removes the top layers of skin. This promotes skin regrowth and collagen production. The results are better-looking skin with less noticeable scarring.
Chemical Peel- Using a peel to peel off the superficial layer of the skin to remove scarring. A physician-strength peel or High Concentration Salicylic Acid Peel is used. These chemical solutions are applied to the skin causing a reaction similar to sunburn. After the skin completely peels over several days, new, smoother skin will replace the damaged skin. (click for Chemical Peel page)
Filler Injections- Fillers can be injected to smooth a pitted scar by plumping up the skin underneath.
Skin Rejuvenation- A light therapy treatment that penetrates the skin improving skin texture, acne scars as well as reduce pore size. (click for Skin Rejuvenation page)
Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)- a non-invasive light based treatment. It increases collagen synthesis, softens appearance of acne scars, decrease pore size, ultimately reducing/eliminating acne. (click for PDT page)