What are the best treatments for acne scars?

Are you struggling to find the right treatment for your acne scars?   Fortunately, there are now a variety of acne scar treatments available.  But with so many options to choose from, it’s often difficult to decide what are the best treatments for acne scars.

How acne scars develop

When acne blemishes erupt, deep lesions often form as a result, and the body produces collagen fibers to help repair the damaged tissues.  When too much collagen is produced a raised scar develops, but when there is not enough collagen, the scars are sunken or depressed. 

What are the best treatments for acne scars?

Microneedling and laser skin resurfacing are two of the best treatments for acne scars.

Microneedling

Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation treatment in which tiny needles are used to create microscopic puncture wounds in the skin.   Microneedling helps acne scars by stimulating the skin’s repair process, resulting in the production of collagen.  The new collagen fills in the acne scars.  Microneedling is effective for depressed acne scars.

Laser skin resurfacing

There are different types of lasers used for laser skin resurfacing, including fractional lasers.  The laser energy removes damaged skin and stimulates the growth of new cells, which reduces the appearance of raised acne scars.  Laser skin resurfacing also improves skin tone and texture.

Which treatment is right for you?

Although microneedling and laser skin resurfacing are both excellent treatments for acne scars, the best option for you will depend on the type of scars you have, and the severity of the scars.

Interested in learning more about treatments for acne scars?  Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Washington, D. C. area, Capital Laser & Skin Care, Chevy Chase, MD, is our featured practice.

You can reach them at www.capitalskinlaser.com, or by calling (301) 798-9699.

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