Acne scarring can range from a few small scars that can be hidden with a bit of makeup to deep scars that can seriously affect appearance and self-esteem. Fortunately, there are a number of ways to deal with acne scars, even the most serious ones, so you don’t have to accept them as a permanent part of your appearance. If you have been to your dermatologist and tried everything they are to offer, cosmetic procedures available are your next step to a flawless and youthful appearance.
Types of Acne Treatments
- Laser Skin Treatments – These treatments are very quick and can be done under local anesthesia. There are a few different types of laser treatments including fractional lasers which can even out the surface of the skin and encourage the formation of collagen. This collagen can over time fill in the scars left by acne.
- Injectable fillers – Dermal fillers are another option for dealing with acne scarring. Acne scarring often leaves indentations or pitting in the skin. Dermal fillers are injected underneath the scars plumping the skin and removing any signs of pitting. The problem with fillers is that they are only temporary, most fillers only last for about 6 months to a year after which you must either repeat the treatment or the scars will become visible again.
- Botox – Frequently acne scarring leaves a puckered look to the skin. Botox injections can relax the skin around the scar, eliminating the puckering and making the scar look less noticeable.
Finding the Right Treatment for Your Acne
Treatment for acne scarring is not a one size fits all type of treatment. It is best to have a consultation to evaluate the extent and depth of scarring and create a plan that is custom designed for you and your skin. This plan may have one or many treatments combined together to give you the best possible results and restore the health and smoothness of your skin.