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At Oasis Dermatology, we understand how frustrating it can be to suffer from acne breakouts and the scars they leave behind. Many teenagers and adults are no strangers to this unfortunate experience. We have seen the emotional toll chronic acne can cause.
We are dedicated to providing top-notch acne scar treatment so your acne scars can go away as if they were never there. We offer the best acne scar treatment in Central Florida so you can bring back your flawless complexion in no time. Contact us today for a full evaluation.
HOW CAN YOU GET SCARS FROM ACNE?
Acne scars are a result of inflammation of acne blemishes. The acne pore swells, and a breakdown occurs in the pore wall. There are some acne scars that are not that deep and can heal in a shorter period. However, there are also times when the contents of blemishes spill into the surrounding tissue and cause deeper scars.
For the skin to naturally repair the scars, it needs to form new collagen fibers. Our team can help you decide on the best acne scar treatment for your skin. If you want to regain the confidence you once had, schedule an appointment today.
2 TYPES OF ACNE SCARS
Scars caused by acne come in two forms: either as an indentation on the skin’s surface or a raised, often red, bump on the skin’s surface. Raised scars signify that your skin is healing itself well, but too much collagen may be present which can cause hardened scars on the skin
Anthropic or Depressed Acne Scar
This type of acne scar is most commonly found on the face.
It forms when the skin attempts to heal a wound that does not produce enough collagen. There are three types of atopic or depressed scars:
Boxcar: Boxcar scars are wide, U-shaped scars that have sharp edges and can be shallow or deep. This anthropic acne scar usually appears on the lower cheeks and jaw. Microdermabrasion and gentle peels are great acne scar treatments for shallow boxcars. However, if a boxcar is deep, it might require more extensive treatment, such as laser resurfacing.
Ice Pick: Ice pick acne scars have a wide shaft that narrows down to the tip, resembling the tool they are named after. These are deeper indentations that occur on your forehead and upper cheeks, where your skin is thinner. It’s common for ice pick scars to be challenging to heal.
Rolling: Rolling scars are found lower on cheeks, below the lips, and on the jaw. This type of scar has wavy edges that make it look uneven and wrinkled.
Hypertrophic or Raised Acne Scar
Hypertrophic scars are most often associated with chest and back acne.
They stand out from the surface of the surrounding skin and are caused by excessive collagen production as the body attempts to heal the damaged tissue following a pimple or other blemish.
METHODS FOR ACNE SCAR REMOVAL
Soft Tissue Fillers
Injecting collagen, fat, or other substances under the skin can plump the skin over indented scars and make them less noticeable. Repeat acne scar treatments are needed to retain this effect. There is a risk of changes in skin color, but this is relatively rare.
Another type of acne scar removal procedure is a steroid injection. Here your dermatologist will recommend using cortisone injections to aid the healing of raised scars.
Laser resurfacing is increasingly popular and has been successful for acne scar removal of scar patches that were once treated with dermabrasion. However, laser resurfacing on people with darker skin or a history of keloids is not advisable.
This acne scar treatment is usually reserved for more severe scarring. Here, your dermatologist removes the top layer of skin with a rapidly rotating brush or other device and may remove surface scars altogether. Acne scars may appear less noticeable, but there is a risk of further scarring and a change in skin color.
Chemical peel treatments can reduce scar tissue and minimize the appearance of deeper acne scars. Depending on your goals, you can have a mild, medium, or deep peel. Your dermatologist may recommend repeat sessions every 2 to 4 weeks.
Microneedling, in which your doctor rolls a needle-studded device over the skin to stimulate collagen formation in the underlying tissue, is a safe, simple, and effective technique for acne scarring. Results are subtle, so you may need to go back for repeat treatments.
In this acne scar removal procedure, your dermatologist will cut out individual acne scars with punch excision, then either close the wound with stitches or use a skin graft. A subcision loosens fibers underneath scars so they can be removed more easily.
The use of Botox to relax the surrounding skin around an acne scar can improve its appearance. However, you need to undergo repetitive Botox to maintain its effects.