Treating Acne Scars

Treating Acne Scars | Refined Dermatology, Los Gatos + San Jose

Treating Acne Scars

As if dealing with acne breakouts isn’t troubling enough, it can also leave permanent scars. Refined Dermatology specializes in reducing acne scars, offering both microneedling and laser skin therapy to permanently banish the tell-tale signs of acne past. Like most scars, acne scars are caused by the wound (acne inflammation) healing itself. However, when the body produces too much collagen fibers in the effort, a scar can form. Some people are more prone to scarring than others, and picking at acne can drastically increase the odds of a scar (and infection).

Poor treatment of active acne can lead to both scarring and dark spots. Both are treatable with microneedling and laser skin therapy. The best way to prevent scarring is with an effective skin care regimen. Many people require prescription medications to fight acne well beyond the teenage years. Personalizing this regimen evolves over time, and Refined Dermatology is committed to helping every patient prevent and treat acne.

Most acne pigmentation scars fade within two years, though in some cases it can last forever without treatment. The earlier acne is treated, the less chance of scarring and hyperpigmentation.

Types of Acne Scars

There are many types of acne-related scars. One is rolling acne, aptly named because it makes the skin look “wavy” due to poor healing. There are boxcar acne scars, which feature deep depressions with steep borders. You will usually find these on the cheeks and temples. They are the most stubborn of acne scars to treat, but they can be treated with the right expertise and tools. Icepick scars are very common and resemble pinpoint pricks.

Contact Refined Dermatology in Los Gatos

No matter what type of acne scars or pigmentation you have, know that it is treatable. There is no reason to live with the lingering signs of acne or spend precious time trying to cover it up. Every person is different, which means every treatment plan is different. Contact Refined Dermatology at 408-384-3845 to schedule your consultation and take one step closer towards clear, beautiful skin.