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4 Ways to Minimize Acne Scars

Acne is a skin disorder in which hair follicles become clogged by oil and dead skin cells. Bacteria, too, can become trapped in the skin, causing infections and worsening acne outbreaks. 

Over-the-counter acne treatments help some of our patients, but others need a different and more pointed type of care. 

As if the discomfort and cosmetic frustrations of acne weren’t enough, you could end up with scars as reminders even after the condition is under control. The good news is that you don’t have to live with acne scars. 

Not only can we at Best Impression Med Spa help you keep your skin clear, but we have options to erase acne damage on your face and body. Leading our staff of compassionate providers are Robert Mirabile, MD, and Vivien Hsu, MD, both of whom specialize in plastic surgery and aesthetics. 

How you can minimize acne scars

Your journey to perfect skin begins with clear skin. Your skin is sensitive and responds to your environment and your diet, although genetics, age, and sometimes race can play a role in the behavior of your skin. 

Eating a balanced diet, staying hydrated and managing stress are all important when caring for acne-prone skin. Even after your acne is well-controlled, we work with you to ensure that you are doing your part to keep your skin clear. 

For our part, we can help you to get rid of embarrassing and noticeable flaws in your skin left behind by acne outbreaks. Here are four ways we do this.

Properly treat your acne

We won’t be able to treat your acne scars without first making sure that your acne is well-controlled. If you need assistance controlling your acne, we would be happy to assist. 

We’re proud of every cosmetic treatment we offer, but we are also board-certified medical doctors. We’re here to get to the root of your outbreaks and heal your acne scars. 

We can prescribe the latest medicinal treatments for acne, if we determine that you are a good candidate for these therapies. And our background in aesthetics means we’re ready with suggestions for cleansers and moisturizers to keep your skin healthy and soft. 

Dermabrasion

Using a specialized brush head with gentle vacuuming tool, we buff away affected skin while clearing pores, encouraging circulation and stimulating collagen production. We use DermaSweepⓇ, a cutting-edge tool that enables us to treat your acne scars while hydrating and healing your skin. 

Fraxel® laser

The Fraxel laser is the first nonablative laser, meaning that it works below the surface of the skin to create beautiful results for you. We use this to address acne scarring, as well as scarring elsewhere on your body. The laser also breaks up pigmentation, restores evenness and smoothness, and leaves you with clean, refreshed skin when your treatment series is complete. 

The Fraxel laser works similarly to microneedling, except with laser light instead of needles. The laser makes tiny punctures in the skin, encouraging the production of collagen and elastin to rebuild and restore your skin. 

This treatment does require some downtime, but you are completely mobile as you heal, and your skin fully recovers in a couple of days. During this time, you’ll see dead skin begin to flake off and the look of your acne scars reduced. 

CO2 fractional laser

This powerful treatment removes the top layer of acne-damaged skin from your face and body. The fresh layer of skin below the damaged layer is tightened and reinforced by this laser treatment. You should notice an immediate difference. 

Your skin needs up to 10 days to heal from this treatment, but the soft and smooth skin waiting for you makes the quick experience worth it. 

With any treatment, tell us immediately if you are very uncomfortable or would like more information about other treatments. We can work with you to create a treatment plan that meets your beauty goals.  

Beautiful skin can belong to you  

Best Impression Med Spa in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, is your destination for all of your skin care needs. We’re happy to help you clear your skin and boost your self-esteem. To get started today, call us at 610-272-8821, or request an appointment through our online system.

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