Acne Scarring

Experiencing acne is a double-punch for many people. First, there is the discomfort and embarrassment of the initial breakout, and then, the mark left on skin after the breakout has cleared. It is a common misconception that acne scars develop from picking at pimples and blackheads. In reality, the skin inflammation that occurs can damage the collagen in skin, and lead to acne scarring.

There are a few different types of acne scars that may form after a pimple or blemish has cleared. Shallow scars are the atrophic type, and then there are also deeper, narrow marks called ice-pick scars. Everyone is different, so there is no predicting how acne will affect the skin in the long run. We do know that individuals with darker skin tones tend to develop hyperpigmentation within scars, and those with lighter skin may notice redness, versus darkness, in scars.

Acne is a condition that can have far-reaching effects long after the condition has been successfully treated. The presence of acne scars on the face can have just as big of an impact as acne itself, affecting one’s level of self-confidence and state of overall well-being. Our team is committed to the quick, effective, and customized treatment of both acne and acne scars. We work with our patients to devise the most appropriate solution for the skin concerns, using a variety of specialized modalities.

An effective treatment for acne scarring is the Pixel laser. This skin resurfacing treatment smoothes scar tissues, addresses pigmentation problems, and provides dramatic rejuvenation to the affected skin. Treating skin with this form of innovative laser technology prompts the production of healthy new collagen beneath the surface of skin, leading to immediate results and ongoing improvement that can continue for up to twelve months. After just one Pixel session, a difference in the appearance of acne scars can be seen.

The Pixel Laser system provides superior rejuvenation, is comfortably tolerated and requires no downtime. This treatment is safe and effective for use on acne scars in areas such as the face, hands, torso, and even around the eyes.

You don’t have to live with acne scars. We have solutions that will work for you. Contact us for your appointment today.

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