Acne scars can have a profound effect on our self-esteem, reducing our confidence and perhaps even impacting our mental health. There are several ways to treat acne scars so you can step out into your life with renewed energy. The types of treatments recommended will depend on the type and severity of scarring.
Two common laser treatments are Laser Genesis and Cutera Pearl Fractional. For mild to moderate scarring, Laser Genesis is a convenient option. It is a quick procedure and you can return to your normal routines immediately. It takes, on average, six treatments to see full results. If you’re experiencing more severe scarring, the Pearl Fractional treatment is an option. It’s much stronger and may take up to 14 days to fully heal. However, many patients need just one treatment.
Profound RF microneedling uses radiofrequency energy to encourage your skin to naturally produce more collagen, as well as elastin and hyaluronic acid. In most cases, it only takes one treatment to see dramatic results, although it can take a few weeks to see them, as it takes time for your skin to rejuvenate on its own. Not only does microneedling treat acne scars, but it can also help to minimize pores and tighten skin.
A chemical peel works by removing the outermost layer of skin to promote healing and also reveal the skin beneath, which is smoother and less scarred. There are several types and strengths of peels available and the best one for you will be determined by the severity and location of the acne scars. A series of several peels may be recommended.
If acne scars have affected your social interaction, your mental health or your confidence, it’s time to treat those scars and rebuild your self-image. Call our office today at (404) 963-6665 to schedule your appointment with Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery.
Post Provided by Benjamin Stong MD, Kalos Facial Plastic Surgery LLC
5670 Peachtree Dunwoody Rd NE, #910
Atlanta, GA 30342
Phone: (404) 963-6665