Don’t Let Acne Leave Its Mark

Acne can be a frustrating and embarrassing condition, especially for adults. Even after the pimples have finally cleared up, you may be left with long-lasting acne scars.

The good news is that at Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery, we offer a number of effective treatments, including laser skin resurfacing. Not only can these treatments make your acne scars less visible, but they can also improve the overall health of your skin, leaving you with a rejuvenated, vibrant complexion.

How do acne scars form?

During acne breakouts in the deep layers of your skin, your tissues become damaged. A common type of acne scar is a depressed scar, which forms due to decreased collagen production as the acne wound heals. These depression scars can turn into the skin pits common in severe cases of acne.

Raised scars occur more commonly on your back or chest following an acne breakout. These scars affect the surface of your skin and become raised because too much collagen is produced during the healing process.

Acne can also cause discolored skin spots after a pimple goes away. You may notice red, brown, or purple spots that form on your skin and eventually fade. These spots may affect your appearance and make you self-conscious.

Effective treatments for depressed acne scars

At Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery, we offer several acne scar treatment options to improve your skin’s health and reduce the visibility of depressed acne scars.

Dermal fillers, a fast and effective treatment for acne scars, can add volume to your skin and reduce the appearance of depressed acne scars. We offer a range of popular dermal fillers, including the Juvẻderm line of products that contain hyaluronic acid, a substance naturally found in your body. Juvẻderm treatments enhance your face, restoring lost volume and smoothing out wrinkles and acne scars.

Injectable fillers give you immediate results that continue to improve over time. Plus, treatment requires no recovery or downtime. You can come in over your lunch hour and enjoy long-lasting results with clearer, smoother skin.

Erasing raised acne scars and discoloration

When raised acne scars are the problem, we may recommend advanced laser skin resurfacing using the Icon™ Aesthetic System.

Laser skin resurfacing uses pulses of light to remove the upper layer of your skin, which stimulates your body to produce more elastin and collagen. Laser energy can also be used to break up tough acne scar tissue, improving the overall texture of your skin and reducing the appearance of red or purple discolored skin spots.

After a laser treatment, you are left with smoother, more youthful-looking skin. New collagen continues to develop, and within 12 weeks you’ll be able to enjoy the optimal results of laser treatment with less noticeable acne scars, wrinkles, and fine lines.

Beating acne for good

If new acne breakouts are popping up on your face or body, we can address these flare-ups using advanced intense pulsed light (IPL) therapies to clear acne and prevent unsightly acne scars.

IPL therapies can reduce acne inflammation and keep your skin free of acne-causing bacteria to prevent future breakouts. With just a few quick treatments, you can say goodbye to acne and hello to improved, healthier-looking skin.

Find out which acne scar treatments are right for you by calling Columbus Anti-Aging Medicine and Aesthetic Surgery or book a consultation online today.

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