Did you have acne as a teenager? Perhaps you still have acne as a result of pregnancy or hormonal changes. No matter when you have acne, your face is prone to acne scars. Acne scars plague millions of people worldwide. Acne scars could affect your self-esteem, especially if you had severe acne in the past. At Vibrant Dermatology, we offer a variety of acne scar treatments for effective acne scar healing. We want you to have clear, radiant skin. We offer different treatments to suit the type of acne scars you have and other unique needs. You can specify your preference during a quick consultation when we discuss available options. To schedule your consultation, contact us online, or call us. You can also pay us a visit in Dedham, MA.
What is Acne?
Before we can treat your acne scars, you should know a little more about what acne is and how it can leave scars on your face. Acne is a skin condition that develops as a result of overactive sebaceous glands. Sebaceous glands produce oil and sweat. When they are overactive, they produce too much oil and sweat, clogging your pores and leading to bacterial infections. Our skin is home to a type of bacteria known as P. acnes, which is responsible for pimples. Acne is caused by genetics, stress, hormonal changes, an inadequate diet, and a poor skincare routine. The best way to treat acne is to keep your pores clear of impurities and bacteria.
Of course, acne scars develop as a result of acne. Acne causes inflammation under your skin, causing trauma to your skin. Pimples stretch and damage nearby skin, leading to scar tissue. Picking at pimples can also cause terrible acne scars. It is best not to scratch or pick at pimples. However, this can’t always be helped. Thankfully, there are acne scar healing treatments.
Types of Acne Scars
Your skin undergoes different kinds of trauma when you have acne. This means that you can develop different kinds of acne scars.
This type of acne scar is a dark spot that appears after your skin has experienced inflammation of any kind. These scars are often flat.
Sunken scars will appear when your skin has been damaged from under the surface. Acne can damage the underlying structures of your skin, resulting in sunken acne scars.
Acne Scar Treatment Options
We offer a variety of acne scar removal treatments. They are minimally invasive and highly effective. Patients often require more than one acne scar treatment to effectively reduce the appearance of blemishes and sunken-in scars. We will create a treatment plan consisting of a few scar therapy sessions.
RF microneedling uses a combination of radiofrequency waves and tiny needles to heal scar tissue. The microneedles create tiny wounds in your skin to stimulate the production of collagen, which will generate new cells and force your skin to heal. We use RF energy to provide tighter, smoother skin. The production of collagen will improve the texture of your skin and is an effective acne scar reduction treatment.
Intense Pulsed Light therapy is a form of laser therapy that triggers your skin’s healing powers. This can force your body to heal damaged tissue and reduce the appearance of acne scars. We use Spectrum, an advanced IPL device that treats acne and acne scars.
IPL technology is an acne treatment and acne scar reduction treatment. It kills the bacteria that cause acne, which is the source of acne and breaks up old acne scars to create a smoother texture. IPL treatments can close large pores, tighten skin, and reduce post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.
NeoClear Acne Treatments
NeoClear uses laser therapy to penetrate your skin to reduce inflammation and bacterial infections. This treatment targets acne at the source to prevent future scares. However, it is also an effective acne scar therapy treatment. The laser helps to stimulate collagen production for acne scar healing. The additional collagen will provide smoother, tighter skin. NeoClear can be used on larger areas, such as the neck, back, and torso.
Other Treatment Options
If none of the above acne scar treatments suit your needs, we can recommend others. We can prescribe topical medications or use chemical peels to reduce the appearance of post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Another way to treat post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation is through scar revision. This treatment is not suitable for raised or sunken scars. Dermal fillers stimulate the production of collagen and improve the texture of your skin, making it ideal for sunken acne scars.
The best way to treat scars is to prevent tissue damage in the first place. Treating acne at the source will prevent future scars. You can do this by:
Maintaining a healthy skincare routine.
Not picking or scratching pimples.
Keeping pores unclogged.
Avoiding makeup that blocks pores.
Advantages of Acne Scar Therapy
There are a number of reasons to contact us for acne scar treatments. We are experts in scar therapy. We offer non-surgical acne treatments. These procedures are minimally invasive and don’t require downtime. They are quick and easy, and best of all, highly effective. When you treat your acne scars, you can feel more confident about your skin. You can say goodbye to using foundation, and other makeup products, to conceal your scars.
Effective Acne Scar Therapy
At Vibrant Dermatology, we offer many different acne scar treatments. Visit us for a consultation in Dedham, MA, to find the best treatment to reduce the appearance of your scars. Contact us online or give us a call to schedule your appointment.