Acne is a problem nearly all of us face, and bumps and spots can make you feel self-conscious. Even worse, after your acne fades, you may have deep scars and pockmarks left behind. But there’s good news: Plenty of treatments can smooth skin and fade discoloration. If you’re interested in acne scar removal, here’s how our Houston-area cosmetic dermatology practices can help.
Severe acne scarring often leaves a pockmarked appearance on the skin and creates noticeable indentations. These depressions cast shadows in certain light and make your complexion look uneven. Dermal fillers treat this problem by filling in indentations from below the skin’s surface and plumping up the skin. The volume creates a smoother, more even skin texture without any distracting scars and shadows.
Dermal fillers come in many types and formulations, allowing you to customize the treatment to your needs. Ask your provider which types of fillers would work best for your specific scars.
Discoloration and brown or red marks on the skin are frequent after-effects of acne. These pigmentation issues are often effectively treated with microneedling, a nonsurgical treatment that harnesses your body’s natural healing powers. Microneedling works by creating microscopic channels in the skin, which stimulates the skin’s natural healing response. As new collagen and elastin are produced, the skin repairs damaged areas—such as scars—and leaves a clear, evenly-colored complexion.
Dead layers of skin cells pile up over time, creating an uneven surface and emphasizing the appearance of wrinkles and scars. Microdermabrasion fixes this issue by gently buffing the skin with specialized ultrafine particles. By sloughing away the top superficial layers of skin, the treatment wears down raised scar marks and reveals fresh skin underneath. Treatment typically takes less than 1 hour to complete—leaving you with instant results and a bright, glowing face.
Laser Skin Toning
While some acne treatments are more intense or abrasive, laser skin toning is a gentler solution. This procedure uses laser energy to gently stimulate collagen production and restore a natural, healthy glow. The laser carefully heats the middle layers of the skin to treat a variety of common skin issues. Scars can be diminished and other aging signs are reduced, such as wrinkles, discoloration, and more.
Acne is a natural part of life, but don’t let scarring leave you feeling self-conscious. Smooth, clearer skin is only a few treatments away, and you can trust our licensed aestheticians to give you the best possible results.
If you would like to learn more about acne scar removal or cosmetic dermatology in the Houston area, request a consultation online. You can also schedule an appointment by phone at (713) 791-9966.