HOW DO DERMATOLOGISTS TREAT ACNE SCARS?
If you and your dermatologist believe that treatment is right for you, your dermatologist will create a treatment plan tailored to your needs. In creating this plan, your dermatologist will consider many thing, including scar types and where the scars appear on your body. If you have taken isotretinoin to treatment for acne scars begins.
To obtain the best results, your dermatologist may recommended more than one treatment. For example, if you have aa deep boxcar scar (often looks like a large pore), laser therapy and a type of acne scar surgery called “subcision” may be necessary to give you the results you want.
When a patient wants to diminish the appearance of widespread acne scarring, a dermatologist may recommend a resurfacing procedure. Resurfacing removes layer of skin, which allows the body to procedure new skin cells.
Dermatologists use the following resurfacing procedures to treat depressed acne scars:
- Laser skin resurfacing
- Chemical peeling
Microdermabrasion (differs from kits bought for at-home use)
Fillers : dermatologists use fillers to safely nd effectively plump depressed acne scars. A dermatologist may fill acne scars with collagen, the patient’s own fat, or another substance. Many fillers give us temporary results, which last between 6 and 18 months, some fillers are permanent.
Both temporary and permanent fillers have unique pros and cons. If this is a treatment option for you, be sure to ask your dermatologist about the pros and cons of the recommended fillers.