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Acne Treatment

August 20, 2019

If you’re upset about the appearance of acne scars every time you look in the mirror, at the office of Dermatology for the Family, we can help!

There are a number of different safe and effective treatment options for acne scars. By analyzing your skin and type of scarring, we can determine what may be best for you.

Common Treatments for Acne Scarring

Some of the most common treatments include:

  • Laser treatments. This consists of a series of sessions where a special light is used to target the troubled area.
  • Minor skin surgeries. This type of minor surgical procedure involves excising the scar and may require a few stitches.
  • Chemical peels. This involves the use of an acid peel that removes the top layer of skin.
  • These are often best for deep scars since the fillers add layers to the skin and can cover this type of scarring.
  • This involves the use of a tool that resurfaces or removes the top layer of the skin to reduce the appearance of a deep scar.
  • Sometimes injections of Botox around the scarred area can help improve the appearance of the skin.

The type of treatment we recommend will depend on the depth and severity of the scarring and your skin composition. Before undergoing any treatment to reduce or remove acne scarring, it’s important that your skin is clear and acne-free. We can work with you to suggest a skin care regimen to help clear up any acne and continue with post treatments to ensure the health and clean look of your skin.

Remember, there is no one-size-fits all solution. Your complexion is unique and something that works well for one person may not be the best option for you. Your doctor will determine the best plan for you and explain what to expect with the treatment options. Sometimes one or more treatment may be suggested, or your doctor may even suggest a combination of different treatment options.

The good news is that there are a number of options that work well. Let us help you reduce acne scarring and like what you see in the mirror!

At the office of Dermatology for the Family, we’re dedicated to providing the highest quality of skilled and compassionate care. For more information on our office and the many services that we provide, give us a call today.