If your teen or early adult years were plagued with acne flare ups, you may be one of the many people left with acne scars. These dips in the skin rarely fade away completely on their own, leaving the surface of your skin pitted and often discolored. If you are tired of living with your acne scars, there are cosmetic solutions that can remove those scars, leaving you with smoother, blemish-free skin.
There are a few different ways to remove acne scars using cosmetic procedures available at facial plastic surgery clinics. Most of these procedures do not require surgery; in fact, removing acne scars can be done with little to no down time after. Some of the best options include:
- Laser treatments. For those with mild to moderate scarring from acne, laser treatments are an easy option that has almost no downtime. You can do your laser treatments in short appointments over several weeks to get the best results.
- Chemical peels. For deeper, more prominent acne scarring, chemical peels can be the most effective option. Depending on the extent of your scars, you may need more than one peel to get the results you desire. There can be some redness after the treatments while your skin heals.
- Topical treatments. For light scarring or to help the skin heal after laser or peels, topical products can be used at home to help improve the appearance of acne scars.
Don’t live with acne scars for the rest of your life. Schedule a consultation with your local plastic surgeon to discuss options to remove or reduce your acne scars and get smoother, more beautiful looking skin.
Posted on behalf of:
Hunter Moyer, MD
1400 Northside Forsyth Dr. #390
Cumming, GA 30041