One of the most frustrating things someone with acne can experience is being left with scars, especially on the face. However, as new technology and innovation are continuously being introduced in the market, there are effective in-office procedures that can be useful in getting rid of acne scars. The specific treatment might vary from person to person, and a provider can recommend the best process according to the severity and intensity of the scars. The most common treatments recommended are as follows:
A chemical peel is a process used to get rid of scarring. A strong acid or chemical removes the top layers of the skin. The new skin is exposed that has a smoother texture. The intensity of the acid used varies depending on the condition of the skin and the type of scar.
Microneedling is a process that involves the use of needles that are rolled across numbed skin. As the punctured skin starts to heal, it assists in the formation of collagen, which results in the healing of the acne scars. The entire process might take more than nine months due to its gradual results.
Another useful treatment in treating acne scars is microdermabrasion. In this treatment, a brush or a wheel is used that can help exfoliate the skin. The shedding of the skin boosts the production of collagen that is essential for the maintenance of healthy-looking youthful skin.
Laser resurfacing is a process that involves the removal of the top layer of the skin. The most useful part of this treatment is that the healing period is reduced. People are more likely to see visible results very quickly. However, once the procedure is carried out, the patient is expected to cover the area with a bandage.
If acne scars are a stress in your life, now there are ways to make improvements. Contact BodyLase for a consultation on which treatment is right for you. Call 919-954-2288 (Raleigh) or 919-851-8989 (Cary).