What is Acne Scarring?
Acne scars most often appear as deep indentations and permanent textural variations on the skin’s surface and are usually the result of severe acne as a child or an adolescent. Acne scars are often found on a person’s face, neck, back, and upper arm areas but can also be found in other areas of the body.
Some acne scars are caused by picking at blemishes on the skin, but the scars can also be a result of skin infections caused by acne breakouts. If there is a larger breakdown of the wall of a pore, the infected material in the pore can spill out and create large, deep lesions on the skin’s surface as the infection breaks down the skin surrounding the pore.
Acne scars can have an adverse effect on a person’s overall self-confidence, especially when the scars can’t be covered up. Many adolescents and adults choose to have these areas treated to even out the skin’s surface and improve the overall appearance of the skin.
Treatment for Acne Scars
Acne scarring is successfully treated with the use of dermal fillers, SkinPen™, also known as micro-needling, and skin peels by cosmetic dermatologists.
Dermal Fillers are gel-like substances that are injected into the affected areas beneath the skin to enhance and restore diminished volume, smooth out lines and soften creases in the skin. The revitalized area then appears smoother and healthier.
Micro-needling is performed by using fine needles to puncture and poke tiny holes in the skin and create a controlled injury in order to enhance and rejuvenate the skin by stimulating collagen production in the affected area.
Skin Peels are used to improve and smooth the texture of the skin. The type of peel needed is determined by a patient’s skin type and the type of scars present on the skin.
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