Breakouts of acne are common during the teen years and into adulthood. Even after the breakouts subside, scars can be left behind on the skin that flaw your complexion. If you have acne scars on your face, there are options to reduce the appearance and give your skin an almost flawless tone. Chemical peels are one treatment that can greatly reduce the appearance of the scars that acne can leave behind.
How Do Chemical Peels Reduce Scarring?
Any damage to the skin can leave a scar, including acne. While you can never completely remove scar tissue, there are ways to fade the appearance of scars. Chemical peels offer a quick, non-surgical option to improve the tone and texture of your skin, which can also fade away scars and help your skin look healthier and more attractive.
Chemical peels use natural or synthetic acids that remove the older cells from your top layer of skin. As the older, damaged skin cells are removed during the procedure, the cells underneath multiply and move to the surface. This reduces the appearance of scarring on the skin’s surface. Plus, collagen and elastin are increased to “heal” the skin, which can make it look firmer and smoother in the process.
Chemical peels come in many forms. It is important to have a medical specialist that can recommend the correct peel to give you the best results for removing acne scars. A good option is to visit a facial plastic surgeon for your chemical peel. They have more experience and medical training that can benefit your experience and results when undergoing a cosmetic procedure, even a non-surgical treatment like a chemical peel.
Posted on behalf of:
Sanaz Harirchian, M.D.
9230 Katy Fwy Suite 600
Houston, TX 77055