How to Treat Acne Scars
- Posted on: Apr 15 2019
There are so many things we love about summer: we’re out in the sun more, and we tend to spend more time with friends and family. But, those quick trips and long vacations by the beach may not be so relaxing if you suffer from acne or scarring from past acne. And the last thing you want to do is wear a full face of makeup to the pool!
If you’re bothered or embarrassed by acne, keep reading. We have an option to help you clear up your skin in time for swimsuit and vacation season. Chemical peels can help you treat active acne breakouts, or even the scarring left behind from past breakouts.
Types of scars
Different scars can come about as a result of poor skin care. If you pick or pop active acne, you may develop types of scarring over time. Hypertrophic scars add extra layers of scarring that seem to sit on top of your skin. Other scars, called Keloid scars, are shiny and smooth scars. Acne can also produce atrophic scars, which are the scars that look sunken in. They are also called icepick scars sometimes.
At-home treatments are a good starting point if you have a smaller number of scars and which aren’t very deep. Understand what kind of scarring you have and that some issues may need you to baby your skin more than usual. Make sure to read directions of all treatments you attempt and go slow. You don’t want to cause more harm to your skin.
There are many types of in-office treatments that we may recommend to treat acne or acne scarring. Depending on your specific situation, we may recommend various treatments. In general, chemical peels help acne and certain types of scarring from acne (atrophic scars are notoriously difficult to remove). Chemical peels can be used on your face or even the back and chest.
If you have recurrent breakouts, make an appointment with us to learn more about how we may be able to help. Give us a call today at 973.746.3535 for our New York office or 214.827.2873 for our Dallas location to schedule a consultation about acne, scarring, and chemical peels.
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