Acne Scar Treatment

Acne Scar Treatment

Whether they are sunken, raised, colored or textured, acne scars can make a person feel self-conscious about their appearance. There are many treatment options available to lessen or completely get rid of acne scarring. Some of these treatments include dermabrasion, chemical peels, dermal filler injections, laser resurfacing, steroid injections, punch grafts, subcutaneous incision and autologous fat transfer. The best procedure to reach the desired results depends on the type of acne scarring and the condition of the skin.

Candidates for acne scar treatments are patients bothered by the appearance of acne scars and who would like to improve their appearance. Acne scars may appear at any age that a person has acne and patients with these scars are excellent candidates for acne scar treatment.

The cost of treatment depends on which treatment is chosen, the type of acne scars present, the size of the scarred area and the condition of the skin. In general, the cost is anywhere from $300-$2500.

Depending on the type of acne, and which treatment is selected, the acne scars can be treated to be unnoticeable. Depending on the type of treatment, repeat treatments may be necessary to maintain the appearance. The length of the final results also depends on how well the patient takes care of the skin to prevent the formation of new acne.

Laser Skin Resurfacing for Acne Scar Treatment

submitted on   Wed Oct, 21, 2015 by Colleen Crandell, MD     
Laser skin resurfacing for acne scar treatment uses thermal or heat energy to manipulate the skin and improve the appearance of scarring. Laser skin resurfacing is also known as laser peel, lasabrasion and laser vaporization. The laser device sends out short, concentrated pulsating beams of light1