Acne Can Scar Your Skin

Properly treating difficult acne can be a complicated and stressful undertaking, and for many individuals there is, unfortunately, the often inevitable scarring that is left behind. This scarring is frequently the cause of more concern than the original acne condition, but there are many options available to treat acne scars.

Although it is normal for skin to exhibit changes in color and texture following the treatment of acne, if you want to more quickly improve the look of your skin, the following methods are available:

  • Caustic peels –For mild acne scars, peels involve applying a chemical solution to remove the upper layer of skin.
  • Topical lotions – Creams and lotions can help reduce redness or inflammation.
  • Laser light treatments – Laser light can be utilized to burn away damaged tissue and reduce uneven skin surfaces. This can also produce less oil and acne formation.
  • Injections – Collagen injections are often used to fill depressed skin areas and to create a smoother surface. The substrate usually gets absorbed by the body in 4 weeks but can last for up to 3 to 6 months.
  • Cryo-reduction therapy– A method that involves freezing the damaged area with liquid nitrogen to reduce the size of the scars.
  • Skin abrasion – An abrasive tool is used to remove the top layer of skin creating a brighter and smoother texture.

It is important to discuss your acne scarring condition and potential treatments with an experienced dermatologist. Dr. Juan Vaillant of Old Bridge Dermatology has been treating patients for hair, skin, and nail problems for over 30 years, and has the extensive background needed to help address a variety of dermatological issues. Dr. Vaillant has successfully treated acne, eczema, dandruff, hair loss, psoriasis, and nail fungus. If you are looking for an amiable, highly skilled dermatologist, call our office in Old Bridge, NJ at (732) 679-0222 and make an appointment.