How to Diminish the Appearance of Acne Scars
Do you have acne scars that are a reminder of bad skin when you were younger? Many teens go through an acne-prone phase that can leave scars on their skin that follow them into adulthood. If you have pock-marked skin from excessive acne, there are options to diminish the appearance of these scars. Here are a few options to consider.
Dermabrasion or Dermaplaning
To smooth skin scarred by acne, dermabrasion or dermaplaning can be used to remove top layers of the skin. These procedures can be performed on the entire face or in limited areas, scraping the rough edges from the skin to leave it smooth. This can greatly reduce the appearance of acne scars, especially with those with deep pock marks.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser therapy can also be used to change the surface of the skin. Laser resurfacing can minimize scars left behind from acne and smooth the top layer of the skin. There are many different types of lasers that can be used; some are more effective at removing discolorations, while others can change the texture of the skin.
Another option to reduce acne scars is the chemical peel. Using exfoliating substances, a chemical peel removes the top skin cells to reveal a new layer of skin. This can spur healing in the skin and minimize scars on the skin’s surface.
While all these treatments can be used for diminishing acne scars, each person is unique. To find out what option would best suit your needs, meet with a facial plastic surgeon for a consultation. They can discuss the pros and cons of the different procedures and advise you on the best one for your situation.
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Beverly Hills Center for Plastic & Laser Surgery
120 South Spalding Drive #236
Beverly Hills, CA 90212