Acne is one of the most common, chronic skin disorders affecting the hair follicle and sebaceous gland, causing a blockage of the follicle and inflammation. Acne scars can be embarrassing and troublesome. Whether raised or flat, many people in their teens, twenties and beyond experience scarring from particularly bad acne outbreaks. So, what are the best treatments for reducing acne scars? That depends on the type and size of your scarring, the amount of money you want to spend, and your ability to undergo any recovery period.
A few of our recommended treatments include laser skin resurfacing and Eclipse MicroPen treatment.
Laser Skin Resurfacing uses microbeams of energy to create micro-columns of controlled injury that extend through the epidermis into the dermis. This triggers the body’s natural healing process to create new, healthy collagen. Following treatment, patients experience an overall smoother skin appearance and reduced scarring.
Also known as microneedling, the Eclipse MicroPen treatment quickly creates small, controlled channels in the dermis and epidermis to stimulate the body’s healing and regenerative processes. As collagen levels increase, cellular turnover accelerates, resulting in younger and healthier-looking skin.
If you have an active breakout, you are not a good candidate for acne scar treatment. Your acne should be clear prior to undergoing a treatment to reduce scarring. This is will avoid more damage to the skin, which could lead to more scarring.
To learn more about our treatments to reduce acne scars and what option , or to schedule your consultation with Board-Certified Dermatologist Dr. Weyer, please fill out the form on this page. You can call our Tucson location at 520-207-3100 or our Sierra Vista location at 520-458-1787. We look forward to seeing you soon!