Acne Scars

Acne can severely disturb one’s life, especially during adolescence. In some people, problems with acne don’t end after adolescence. Although acne can decline and fade away after entering adulthood, it often leaves visible persistent acne scars.

Many people suffering from post-acne marks are actively working on skin complexion improvement. It is important to choose the adequate treatments from the very beginning, as there are a lot of marketing overpromise in this skin care niche as well as some DIY “tips” that simply have nothing in common with anatomy and physiology of the skin.

Types of Acne Scars

The form of acne scarring mainly depends on the type and severity of acne. Narrow, but still visible and deep acne scars are called ice-pick scars. Wide depressions with a sloping edge are called rolling scars. Boxing scars have sharply defined edges. Atrophic scars are depressions on the skin surface with pale and thin skin. Hypertrophic scar forms as a bulge on the skin. Each of these types requires specific treatment approach.

Types of acne scars treatment that had proven their efficiency

  • Microdermabrasion – works for ice pick, boxcar, atrophic and rolling scars;
  • Microneedling – ice pick, boxcar, atrophic and rolling scars;
  • Laser resurfacing – ice pick, boxcar, atrophic and rolling scars;
  • Surgical revision – works for large ice pick and boxcar scars, hypertrophic scars;
  • Filler injections – work for atrophic and rolling scars.

A dermatologist could also advise you to use retinoids and other topical treatments depending on the peculiarities of your skin.

Setting realistic expectations for acne scars treatment is essential. It always should be performed after the acne breakouts are under good control, and might take a significant amount of time. In general, the best strategy for acne sufferers is not avoiding the scarring, which could be achieved through timely and adequate treatment, good hygiene and self-discipline.

Acne scars treatment in Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch areas

We welcome you to schedule an appointment at our office, where one of our skilled skin care practitioners will help you to develop a plan for efficient acne scars treatment. We have a vast experience in the treatment of acne and its complications and believe that there is nothing better than helping our patients to get healthy skin and regain their self-confidence.

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