Acne breakouts are common, and most people experience some acne in their teen and young adult years. While some acne clears without leaving a trace, deeper acne nodules or cysts are prone to scarring. Many people with severe acne breakouts are left with skin that is uneven in texture and tone due to acne scarring. At pēkomd® cosmetic surgery center, we offer acne scar removal treatments at our clinic in Toledo, OH.
There are a few different types of acne scars that can change the appearance of the skin. The most common are atrophic scars, which are indented in the skin. Atrophic scars occur when not enough collagen is produced to replace the lost skin tissue from the acne infection. Ice pick, boxcar and rolling scars are typical acne problems that affect the smoothness and texture of the skin.
Other types of scars or remnants of acne breakouts are hypertrophic or keloid scars. These are raised or ridge scars on the skin. Many people also have dark spots left behind from acne. While not an actual scar, this hyperpigmentation can change the color and tone of the skin.
Skin Treatments for Acne Scars
One of the most effective treatments for acne scar removal is laser therapy. Using light energy, laser resurfacing can be used to smooth both indented and raised acne scars. Laser treatments can remove disfigured skin cells and induce collagen production to create new, clearer skin. Certain laser treatments can also be used to fade hyperpigmentation from acne to create a more even skin tone.
There are other treatments that can be used to help improve skin with acne scarring. Chemical peels and other skin therapies can help smooth skin and improve the tone or texture. Facial filler injections can also be used to smooth deeper atrophic acne scars.
If you have acne scarring on your skin, there are treatments to help you achieve improved tone and texture. To learn more about acne scar removal options, contact us at pēkomd®. Call our cosmetic surgery and rejuvenation center in Toledo, OH, to schedule your acne scar removal consultation.