If you have struggled with acne at some point in your life, you may have become concerned about the possibility of scarring. If you have been so unfortunate as to have actually had acne so bad that it left you with scars, you may have wondered if you were going to be stuck with the scars for life. The good news is that acne scar removal can help treat these types of scars to make them disappear.
Acne can, and often does, vary in its level of severity. In addition, there are different types of the disorder. The most serious form is known as cystic acne. It happens when acne has caused inflammation and the inflammation has developed into an infection. When this happens, scarring is likely to develop. For this reason, if you have acne that does not want to go away, you might want to discuss it with a healthcare professional like the team at Pristine Medical Spa. By doing so, a determination can be made as to what type of acne you have and what treatment options are likely to bring about the best results. This may be what you need to avoid permanent scarring.
If you already have acne scars, you should talk to Pristine Medical Spa about the available methods that can be used in order to remove them. Doing so can restore any self-confidence that may have suffered due to the perception that the scars are worsening your appearance. Acne scars frequently leave indentions in the skin. One of the options available to doctors and patients is the use of fillers to even out the skin. This is done with a type of injection at the site to give the skin a smooth, even texture.
Other types of treatments that have become popular in recent years involve the use of lasers. They have been used to treat a variety of conditions, including acne scarring. When lasers are used, they can be either ablative or non-ablative. Ablative lasers are used to vaporize the scar. This allows smoother skin to grow back in place of the scar. Non-ablative lasers help to stimulate collagen production in the skin. Because collagen is a protein that becomes the foundation for good skin tissue, stimulating the skin to produce more of it can fill in the pits and gaps in the skin that the scars have created.
If you have acne scarring, you should seek more detail from the professionals at Pristine Medical Spa about which of the available treatment options may be your best choice. What works better for one person may not be the best choice for another. During this conversation, you can also ask about healing times following the treatment so you will know what to expect. Schedule your consultation at our office in Ridgecrest today!