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Treatment for Your Acne Scars

You probably still remember the panic you felt as a teenager when acne began rearing its ugly head. Would you wake up with a big pimple in the morning? How could you get rid of it?

If you still have acne scars on your face from those days, you may still experience that feeling. But now there’s hope.

Thanks to years of experience as well as access to the latest technology, the expert team at Best Impression Med Spa in Blue Bell and Norristown, Pennsylvania, can reduce the appearance of scarring caused by acne. They have a variety of treatment options that can help you put your acne in the past.

What causes acne?

Pimples form when a pore in your skin becomes clogged with dead skin cells and oil, allowing bacteria to grow beneath the skin. Acne can be mild (whiteheads and blackheads), moderate (red and inflamed pimples), and severe (larger lumps called nodular acne).

The more severe your acne, the worse your scarring will be. The best practice is to treat an acne breakout as soon as possible. The quicker you act, the more likely you’ll be to prevent scarring.

Severe types of acne can create scars that appear as gradual indentations in the skin as well as scars that are narrower but deeper. If you suffered from persistent acne breakouts, these scars may even form a cobblestone appearance on your face.

How can you treat acne scars?

Your treatment will depend on the level of scarring. Superficial scars can often be treated with a simple chemical peel or microdermabrasion. Deeper scars may require one of these options:

Fraxel laser treatment

The Fraxel® laser system makes use of your body’s own healing ability to minimize your scars. When the laser is concentrated on a certain area of your skin, the light energy converts to heat energy, which creates thousands of micro-injuries in the layers under your skin.

Your body’s natural healing response then swings into action, replacing the damaged cells with fresh new cells, while the outer layers shed, leaving your skin looking younger and smoother.

CO2 fractional laser

Traditional CO2 lasers are effective in treating deep scars, but they usually require a long healing time. The CO2RE® fractional laser leaves certain areas of skin untouched, which lets the treated areas of your skin heal more quickly after treatment.

The laser removes the top layer of skin and tightens the middle layer to leave your face looking smoother after 7-10 days of healing.

Dermabrasion

For severe scarring, we can use dermabrasion. With this treatment, your provider places an instrument on your skin that has a rotating brush. The brush removes the uppermost layer of skin, which is then replaced by a fresh, smooth layer of skin through the healing process. Because this is a more dramatic procedure, healing generally takes 2-3 weeks.

Do you want to make your acne scars a thing of the past? Get a complimentary consultation and skin evaluation and find out what your treatment options are by booking an appointment online or over the phone with Best Impression Med Spa today.

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