The Best Solutions For Your Acne Scars

Anyone who remembers dealing with teenage acne knows how it can negatively affect your self confidence. As an adult, seeing acne scars can bring up unpleasant memories of the past. Today it’s possible to find the best solutions for your acne scars and remove them from your face and your memory.

At Home Treatments

Although there are some acne scar treatments you can try at home, it is always best to see Goodless Dermatology before beginning a new treatment to be sure the scar is not another type of condition. If you are seeking at-home treatment, look for lotions, serums, and ointments that contain these acid products.

  • Alpha Hydroxy Acid – AHA removes dead skin and prevents clogged pores. A product with AHA can help make scars less noticeable.
  • Lactic acid improves skin texture and pigmentation.
  • Retinoids smooth scars and reduce discoloration. This is best for depressed scars, but be careful about going out in the sun. Take extra care to use sunscreen.
  • Salicylic acid can be found in pads, lotions and certain cleansers. It will help to clean pores and exfoliate

In Office Treatments

If you have serious scars or have had no luck with at home remedies, speak to Goodless Dermatology about what in office treatment for your acne scars might be best for you.

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Dermabrasion

This is a common and very effective method to remove acne scars, especially on the face. Similar to microdermabrasion, this in office treatment can exfoliate more deeply to reduce the appearance of acne scars.

Laser Resurfacing

This technique removes the top layer of skin. Patients need to cover the area with a bandage, but the healing time is relatively fast. This method is not recommended for anyone still susceptible to acne.

Chemical Peels

A chemical peel removes the top layer of skin and deep scars. Although this can be done at home, a professional uses a stronger and more concentrated solution to achieve much better results.

Fillers

Used for many cosmetic purposes, fillers contain collagen that is injected underneath the skin to plump up depressed scars and smooth out the skin. Normally a filler will last 6 – 8 months.

Microneedling

This is a newer technique using small needles on a roller to puncture the skin. As it heals, it produces new collagen to fill in depressed acne scars, but it may take a bit longer to see results.

There are additional in office procedures to remove deep depressed scars.

Don’t Pop

If you still get occasional acne, avoid popping or squeezing the new breakouts. This will only irritate the skin and lead to scarring later.

If you are interested in having smooth skin again, contact Goodless Dermatology for the best solution for your acne scars.

As always, if you have any further questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call (407) 566-1616 or request an appointment online today!

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COVID-19 Update

Goodless Dermatology is closely following the most up-to-date announcements and information on the known cases of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). Because this information is always changing, we will be monitoring all updates from the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control.

If you are experiencing cold or flu symptoms, please make sure to contact us via phone prior to your appointment. You may also contact us for any additional questions by calling our office at (407) 566-1616

Here are a few additional resources as well:

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control

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