It can be frustrating to look in the mirror and see acne scars long after your acne has disappeared. Regardless of whether they are very visible or hardly noticeable, acne scars can take a serious toll on your self-confidence and remind you of your acne struggles every day.
While acne scars cannot be completely removed, there are a variety of ways you can reduce their appearance and achieve a softer, smoother complexion. Below, we discuss a few of the most effective ways to safely fade acne scars.
Laser Skin Resurfacing
Laser skin resurfacing uses a special laser to smooth the surface of the skin and stimulate the natural production of collagen. It can reveal fresher skin and a firmer skin tone over time. At Derrow Dermatology, we offer Dermal Optical Thermolysis (DOT®) therapy, which is a more comfortable alternative to full surface laser therapy as well as Venus Viva™, which uses advanced NanoFractional RF™ wavelengths to promote the body’s natural process of healing.
During a microneedling treatment, one of our expert providers will use a special device to produce micro-injuries in your skin. This will stimulate the production of collagen and elastin and reveal a clearer, smoother complexion. It’s a great treatment because it doesn’t use any chemicals or irritants and depends on your body to produce beautiful skin. We suggest microneedling treatments every 4 to 6 weeks until you are satisfied with your results.
Chemical Peels are medical-grade skin resurfacing treatments. One of our skilled providers will meet with you to determine your treatment plan. These are fully customizable and an effective option to help reduce the appearance of acne scars. Once you’ve completed your treatment, you can expect your skin to flake off and leave you fresh-faced and glowing. Multiple chemical peels may be required to achieve your desired results.
Our team would be happy to educate you further on these acne scar treatments and make a recommendation for your unique skin.