Embarrassing acne scars don’t have to hurt your confidence and self-esteem. Cosmetic treatments can improve the look and feel of your skin, especially after just a few visits with a med spa professional. Laser treatments, dermabrasion and collagen induction all work in different ways. The best treatment plan for you depends on the type and severity of the scarring.
Laser Skin Treatments
Acne can leave behind dark spots caused by increased melanin in the skin. Skin cells produce more of this pigment because of the inflammation caused by acne. Whether you have a few dark spots or patches of more severe scarring, laser treatments may be able to help. Lasers break up the pigmentation in the skin to reduce a scar’s appearance and create a more even skin tone.
In addition to pigmentation, acne scars can cause the skin to feel rough. This is caused by indented scars, also called pitting. There are several types of acne pitting, but exfoliating dermabrasion is an option for mild to moderate cases. The process resurfaces the skin by rubbing away the outer layer. When that layer grows back, it usually has a much smoother texture and appearance.
Collagen Induction Therapy
If the pitting is more severe and dermabrasion wouldn’t be the most effective treatment, collagen induction therapy is usually the next step. Collagen induction is a process that encourages your skin to naturally boost its own collagen production. This happens through microneedling, which superficially injures the skin in a controlled way. The forced healing process may also help to improve the appearance of acne scars.
To meet with a med spa treatment professional and learn more about your options, call our Tysons, VA office today at (703) 574-4500. This is the first step toward clearer skin and a more positive, confident you.