Acne Scar Removal Roswell, GA
Acne breakouts are frustrating, but when they leave behind scars they can be discouraging and unpleasant. Acne scars can be a source of great distress for people. They can cause anyone to feel embarrassed and uncomfortable in their skin. Many have found it difficult to accept the physical reminders of their acne history, leading to low self-esteem and difficulty moving on from the past. Acne scarring can also be a constant reminder that keeps one from feeling beautiful and confident. But it may be time to breathe new life into your skin and revitalize your glow with our Acne Scar Removal treatment.
Common Causes of Acne Scars
Acne scars are usually caused by severe and untreated acne, often leaving deep depressions or raised bumps on the skin where active pimples once were. The severity of the scarring is dependent on how deeply the blocked pores penetrate the skin. Other causes of acne scarring can include picking or squeezing active pimples, excessive exfoliation, and incorrect use of skincare products.
- Severe and untreated acne
- Acne scars can be caused by severe and untreated acne, so make sure to consult one of our professionals if you notice persistent breakouts.
- Picking or squeezing active pimples
- Combat acne scars with a gentle touch: follow the golden rule of never picking or squeezing active pimples on your face.
- Excessive exfoliation
- Exfoliation can benefit your skin but use caution and moderation to avoid exacerbating existing acne scars.
- Incorrectly using skincare products
- Misusing skincare products can cause damage to the skin, leading to the worsening of existing acne scars.
There are different types of scars or marks acne can leave behind including
- Depressed scars
- Raised scars
- And dark spots
Each scar type has its unique characteristics, requiring different treatment plans.
Depressed scars, or atrophic scars, are most commonly found on the face and sit below the surrounding skin. These pitted or sunken areas of the skin caused by a lack of collagen when the acne is healing due to injuries or diseases like acne, chickenpox, or burns can affect one’s appearance and self-confidence negatively. These scars also have three types: boxcar, icepick, and rolling.
Raised, or hypertrophic scars, are most commonly found on the chest or back and are above the surface of the surrounding skin. These scars form from having too much collagen during the healing process. Hypertrophic scars are thickened areas of skin that form as a result of an excessive buildup of scar tissue. These scars can be caused by trauma or even simple issues like acne and can range in color from pink to red initially, eventually fading to a white or yellow hue. It is important to seek professional advice when dealing with these kinds of scars and never attempt any invasive medical treatments without first consulting with your provider.
Dark spots, also known as hyperpigmentation, are caused by the excessive production of melanin in certain areas of the skin. Dark spots are discolorations of purple, red, or brown left behind after a zit or acne. These marks are not a scar and will fade for a few months on their own. Common causes of dark spots include sun exposure and trauma to the skin, but they can also arise from hormonal changes or other underlying medical conditions. While spot treatments may help reduce their appearance, prevention is often the best way to prevent them from forming. Wearing sunscreen, limiting sun exposure, and seeking professional advice for underlying issues can help keep your skin healthy and clear.
There are many different treatment options out there for acne scars. Every scar is unique and may require more than a simple at-home treatment. Some in-office procedures with a dermatologist can help, including in-office minor surgery. One needs to see a dermatologist to determine the best course of treatment and address the underlying cause of the acne itself when there are recurring breakouts; the fewer breakouts there are, the less likely you will develop acne scars.
Most scars are permanent, but a dermatologist can help you find the best course of action and treatment to help reduce the appearance of your scars. Ageless Remedies of Roswell offers several treatments to combat acne scars:
Chemical peels are an effective treatment for acne scarring. This treatment uses chemical solutions to exfoliate the skin, helping reduce the appearance of acne scars. Chemical peels can offer deep exfoliation and improvement in skin texture, as well as reduce discoloration from acne blemishes.
Microdermabrasion is a treatment that can help reduce the appearance of acne scars. This non-surgical and painless procedure uses tiny crystals or diamond-tipped wands to exfoliate the top layer of the skin, helping to reduce discoloration, scars, and wrinkles. The results of microdermabrasion treatments can be seen immediately after just one session.
Laser treatments can be a great option for reducing the appearance of acne scars. These treatments use a high-precision laser to penetrate the skin, working to remove damaged tissue from acne blemishes and helping to reduce scarring and discoloration. The results of laser treatments can be seen immediately after just one session, leaving your skin smoother and more even-toned.
Microneedling is an innovative treatment that can help reduce the appearance of acne scars. This minimally invasive procedure uses tiny needles to create controlled, microscopic punctures in the top layer of the skin. This stimulates the body’s natural healing process, helping to improve texture and reduce discoloration and scarring from acne blemishes. The results of microneedling treatments can be seen after just one session with our experienced professionals, allowing you to achieve smoother and clearer skin with reduced acne scars.
Dermal fillers are an effective treatment for treating acne scars. These cosmetic injections use natural or synthetic materials to fill in the depressed scars, helping to even out skin texture and creating a smoother look. The results of dermal fillers can be seen after just one session, leaving your skin looking refreshed with less visible acne scars.
Injectable treatments are a popular treatment for reducing the appearance of acne scars. These cosmetic injections use natural or synthetic compounds to help improve skin texture and reduce the visibility of depressed scars caused by acne blemishes. The results can be seen in just one session, helping to erase evidence of past breakouts and leaving you with clearer-looking skin.