It is common for patients in the South Florida area who have had acne to deal with acne scars. Acne scars can be embarrassing for patients, especially those who have eliminated their condition but still have reminders of
how it affected the way they look. Acne scars can be shallow, rolling dimples on the skin, or even “ice pick” scars that go deep into the skin and are extremely noticeable, even with the use of cosmetics.
Our doctors at Rendon Center for Dermatology and Aesthetic Medicine are board-certified dermatologists who welcome patients in the area that are interested in learning about the methods of acne scar removal. There are ways to improve the condition but not many ways to eliminate them. It is best to consult with our doctors to learn about the many ways in which these imperfections can be addressed in order to enhance the texture of the skin and make acne scars less noticeable.
Acne Scar Types
Determining the type of acne scar is the first step in deciding the most appropriate treatment. Acne scars that are red may be better addressed with fading creams such as cortisone, which can calm the skin and reduce inflammation. Some of these may be available over the counter without a prescription. Then, lightening the areas that may appear darker can be achieved with topicals such as hydroquinone, a skin lightener.
Laser Acne Scar Treatment
If topicals are not working, laser treatments can be used to resurface the skin. Laser skin resurfacing can also help in fading these scars while also stimulating the formation of collagen, which can add volume and youthfulness to the skin. Ablative lasers are used to smooth the skin by vaporizing the scars, while non-ablative lasers are better for activating the production of collagen without surface damage. Non-ablative lasers have a shorter recovery and healing time than ablative laser treatments.
Treating Acne Scars with Dermal Fillers
Another way to address deep acne scars is with the use of cosmetic dermal fillers. Dermal fillers are made of hyaluronic acid and can add immediate volume directly into an acne scar, thus smoothing out the skin and making them less noticeable.
Schedule Your Consultation Today!
To learn more about the different methods of acne scar treatment or to schedule your consultation today, call the Rendon Center at 561-750-0544