Thanks to the latest technology, you have several good options for removing scars that have been left by acne breakouts. The right acne scar therapy for you will depend on a number of factors and can ultimately be determined during a consultation at our office.
Scars form because the infection goes into the deeper layers of skin, and when it tries to heal the lesion, it either produces too much collagen for a keloid or raised scar or too little for an atrophic or depressed scar. These scars have funny names like boxcar and ice pick. Whatever type you have, acne scar therapy has been shown to be effective for reducing their appearance or completely removing them.
Our skin specialist will analyze your scars to determine the best type of treatment for you. Common treatments include punch excision, silicone injections, and some type of laser treatment, just to name a few. Laser treatment is non-invasive and typically requires no local anesthetic. Certain laser treatments for acne scar therapy heat columns of tissue with light energy that affects the skin as heat and stimulates new collagen production. This is especially effective for depressed or ice pick scars.
Laser treatments have many advantages over other scar removal procedures in that they work harmoniously with the structure of the skin tissue. Laser is also a safer alternative to many other treatments. You may need a series of treatments until you get the results you want. The number of treatments you need will depend on the type of acne scarring you have and its severity.
With so many possible treatments for acne scars, there is no reason you need to live with them any longer. When you consult with our skin specialist at Derm.ca in Calgary, you can learn about your best options for acne scar therapy. Contact us today to book your appointment and get started!