Are you dealing with acne scars in Hartford, New Haven, Norwalk, Greenwich, and Avon? If you are looking to remove your acne scars, Dr. Stanislaw can treat acne scars with microdermabrasion, chemical peels, collagen induction therapy, injectable fillers, pulsed dye laser treatments, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, or surgical excision.
TREATING ACNE SCARS
This depends on the specific types of acne scars. During your consultation, Dr. Stanislaw will evaluate your acne scars and determine which acne scar treatment is best suited for your skin type. First, your acne needs to be under control prior to treating acne scars. Second, acne scar treatments always have degrees of improvement. There will always be permanent scars, but Dr. Stanislaw’s job is to diminish scars and make them as least noticeable as possible.
TYPES OF ACNE SCARS
There are various types of acne scars that can form depending on the specific acne lesions. To determine the most appropriate acne scar treatment, the acne scars must be broken down into their main features. Listed below are various features and their safe and effective treatment options.
Acne scars can be hyperpigmented or hypopigmented. They are typically red, brown, or white in color (sometimes based on skin tone). Pigmentation can determine the path of your acne scar treatments.
- Red: makeup, pulsed dye laser treatments
- Darker (Brown): makeup, prescription bleaching agents, chemical peel, IPL, laser treatments
- White: makeup, lightening the skin around the scar, surgical excision
Acne scars can be shiny in texture, looking similar to stretch marks or missing pores. In this case, the best, most effective treatment for acne scars is collagen induction therapy or surgical excision.
3. RAISED SCARS (HYPERTROPHIC SCARS)
A raised scar can create unfavorable skin texture. Treatment for acne scars can be dependent on how much the scar is raised. Microdermabrasion, dermabrasion, fractional laser therapy, laser resurfacing, surgical excision, and steroid injections to flatten raised scars are often the best acne scar treatments.
4. DEPRESSED ACNE SCARS (ATROPHIC FACIAL ACNE SCARS)
Sometimes called atrophic acne scars, icepick scars, or boxcar acne scars, depressed scars are often very deep acne scars. Depressed scars are best treated using collagen induction therapy (microneedling), chemical peel, and laser resurfacing. The most common treatment for atrophic scars is soft tissue fillers (dermal fillers) injected into each depressed scar to fill in the surrounding skin. Another option is surgical excision. If the atrophic scar is really deep, surgical subcision or surgical excision are the best options.
Dr. Stanislaw is skilled and experienced in treating acne scars. Please contact Stanislaw Facial Plastic Surgery Center to learn more about acne scarring treatments.
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