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How to Get Rid of Bothersome Acne Scars

How to Get Rid of Bothersome Acne Scars

Acne isn’t just a puberty problem. Many people experience acne breakouts throughout adulthood that can leave long-lasting scars. If you’re unhappy with your skin’s appearance because of noticeable acne scars, you can find help at Best Impression Medical Spa and Laser Center.

Robert Mirabile, MD, and Dr. Hsu provide a wide range of skin care services, including laser treatments, to enhance your aesthetic appearance. Our team also specializes in nonsurgical laser therapies to address unsightly acne scars, so you can fall back in love with your skin.

Why you have acne scars

Acne is a skin condition that causes inflamed pimples, whiteheads, or blackheads to develop on your skin. Acne forms when your pores become clogged with excess oils and dead skin cells.

When you have acne breakouts that affect the deeper layers of your skin, it can damage underlying tissue and result in noticeable acne scars.

Even as your acne clears, your body continues to repair the tissue damage by producing collagen, an essential protein in healthy skin. Depending on how much collagen develops, you might be left with:

Raised acne scars

Raised acne scars form when your body produces too much collagen to heal damaged tissues.

Depressed acne scars

Depressed or pitted acne scars occur when your body doesn’t produce enough collagen to support tissue repair.

Some acne scars may fade on their own over time. However, you might be unhappy with how your skin looks if you have scars that last longer.

Treatment options for acne scars

At Best Impression Medical Spa and Laser Center, we use advanced technologies to treat a variety of skin conditions, including acne scars.

Our providers may recommend treatments with the CO2RE® laser, a fractional CO2 laser system that targets scar tissue with a high level of precision.

The laser energy breaks down excess tissue to eliminate the scar. Laser treatments can also improve your overall skin tone and texture and minimize the appearance of age-related wrinkles and fine lines.

To determine if you’re a candidate for laser therapy to treat acne scars, our physicians carefully review your medical history and the health of your skin. As long as you’re free of infections and in good overall health, we can use the advanced laser system to address acne scars and other skin flaws that bother you.

What to expect during laser treatments for acne scars

We offer treatments with the CO2RE laser in a comfortable office environment. Our skin specialists help you get comfortable and can apply a topical anesthetic over the treatment area to prevent pain.

As the laser cycles on, you might experience some discomfort. Our providers target the acne scars you want to treat without damaging surrounding skin. Treatment times for your whole face can last up to an hour. Your session time may be less if you’re only treating specific areas of scars on your skin.

After your laser treatment is complete, you can return to your usual activities without any downtime. You might have some redness or swelling for a few hours or days, but these side effects should go away on their own without medical intervention.

We can recommend after-care products you can use to keep your skin hydrated and moisturized. If you have recurrent acne breakouts, we can also recommend cleansers, sunscreens, and other products to keep your skin clear.

Call Best Impressions Medical Spa and Laser Center in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania, to find out if laser treatments are an option for your acne scars or book an appointment online today.

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