Severe acne can leave its mark on your skin, creating smaller indentations on the surface or discolorations. Even if you have your acne under control or it faded away after your teens or early adulthood, you may be left with acne scars on your skin. At Blaine Plastic Surgery, we understand how these scars can impact your confidence in your appearance. We offer effective scar revision treatments for acne scar removal at our locations in Manhattan, Huntington and Staten Island, NY.
Acne scars can be atrophic, leaving indents in the skin. This uneven texture or “pockmarked” skin can be hard to hide. To fill in or smooth these indents in the skin, there are a few different options. Exfoliation or resurfacing the skin can help create a smoother texture. Stimulating collagen production can also help heal the skin. These treatments may require multiple sessions to restore an even texture and fade away pigmentation of acne scars.
One option for immediate acne scar treatment is dermal filler injections. These can add volume under the scar, evening out the texture of the skin. This treatment is temporary but can offer a quick solution to improve the appearance of deep acne scars.
Resurfacing Treatments for Acne Scars
Encouraging new collagen growth and cell turnover is also key in helping to improve the unwanted texture and fading the pigment of acne scars on the skin. Chemical peels, Fractora, Halo, microneedling and broad band light therapy (BBL) all have their place in this process and will be selected by your clinician based on your skin type and the condition of your scar(s). These treatments are also performed and most effective when done as a series of treatments, the spacing apart of which will be largely dependent upon the appearance and age of your scar(s).
If you have acne-scarred skin and want to explore treatment options, contact us at Blaine Plastic Surgery today to schedule a consultation. We offer acne scar removal at our clinics in Long Island, Staten Island and New York, NY.