Acne Scar Treatments
Choosing the right acne scar treatment is a no-brainer for any resident of the Dallas/Fort Worth, Colleyville and Southlake area. We were all told, as teenagers, not to pick at or pop pimples. We were told to wear our sunscreen and avoid exposure to UV rays, especially with damaged skin. How many of us really took all of that advice to heart, though? As a result, many adults are walking around with acne scars that they regret occurred. If you’re one of those adults, there are options for skin treatment that you can now explore.
Whether you were told or not when you were younger, sun exposure is especially bad for damaged skin. If you’ve ever had a deep cut that you didn’t put sunscreen on or cover when you went outside, you can see those effects first hand. After the spot has healed, it is always lighter than the skin around it, and it doesn’t tan the same way. The scar is made a lot worse by sun exposure during the healing process.
Similar to how a cut can look different after sun exposure, your acne spots were open wounds on your face. If you went outside without any sunscreen, you were making your chances of getting acne scars much worse, even if you never picked at them or popped them. If your scars are minor, you might want to consider an over-the-counter solution, like cortisone or a fading cream. If that doesnt work, you’ll need to seek out a professional for acne scar treatments, such as Juvia Med Spa.
Microdermabrasion and chemical peels remove damaged surface skin from your face. That includes light acne scars and discolorations. If your scars aren’t deep or severe, one of these treatments could work for you. If they are deep or severe, you can talk to the professionals at Juvia Med Spa about laser treatments, micro-needling or filler treatments.
There are two kinds of laser treatments: ablative and non-ablative. Non-ablative laser treatments dont hurt at all and can actually be relaxing. These stimulate collagen production. Collagen works to heal your skin and help maintain its elasticity. Ablative laser treatments, on the other hand, will vaporize the affected skin cells and let newly formed, young cells take their place.
Filler injections can be used to fill out sunken acne scars, minimizing their appearance. Of all of the treatments available for acne scars, this is the only one that is temporary. Its very effective, but you’ll have to get injections every 4-6 months to maintain the same appearance.
*Actual results may vary by patient.