As if acne wasn’t bad enough to suffer through, many of us are left with unsightly scars once the condition finally clears. Acne scarring can be nearly as troublesome as the actual breakouts were, affecting your self-confidence and your self-esteem. Fortunately, there are effective treatments for acne scarring today that promise to smooth away those markings with minimal discomfort and downtime. At Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics, we offer choices in acne scar treatment to clear your complexion and increase your self-confidence.
Bellafill Injectable Treatments
Bellafill is a new type of injectable dermal filler that has been approved by the FDA for the treatment of some types of acne scars. This long-lasting formulation contains polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) microspheres and other ingredients that provide the structural support necessary for immediate results. The microspheres also integrate with the body’s own collagen production underneath the skin’s surface for results that will last five years or even longer.
Bellafill injections are relatively quick and painless. The solution works underneath the skin’s surface to smooth out pitted acne scars, giving you a smoother appearance. Most patients are able to return to regular activities immediately following their Bellafill procedure and results will become apparent shortly after treatment. In addition to smoothing away acne scars, this procedure is highly effective in reducing the appearance of facial wrinkles around the nose and mouth.
Fraxel Laser Treatments
Fraxel laser treatments are another effective option for treating acne scarring. This procedure delivers laser energy underneath the skin’s surface without damaging the top layer of dermis. Micro-injuries are produced in the skin, with varying depths depending on the specific concerns to be addressed. The procedure stimulates the body’s own healing process and collagen production to create a smoother, rejuvenated complexion.
In addition to a significant reduction in the appearance of acne scars, Fraxel treatments offer the following benefits:
- Reduction in fine lines and facial wrinkles
- Enlarged pores become less visible
- Diminished brown spots and other skin pigmentation
- Tighter, firmer complexion
Fraxel is a relatively painless procedure, thanks to the application of a topical numbing cream prior to treatment. After the procedure, your skin may feel tender and slightly swollen, like a sunburn. These side effects generally subside within a few days. Some patients return to regular activities immediately following their procedure, while others may decide to wait a day or two before getting back into the swing of things.
Results from your Fraxel treatment will begin to appear in the weeks and months following your procedure. Most patients require a series of Fraxel treatments to see full results. We usually recommend four treatment sessions, spaced approximately one month apart. Once you achieve your full results, you will be able to enjoy them over the long term.
Acne scarring can be a traumatic reminder of days and years past when you struggled with acne breakouts and all the physical and mental pain that goes with them. Now, effective treatments are available to minimize the appearance of acne scars so you can put those painful days behind you at last. To learn more about these acne treatment options, contact Dermacare Laser & Skin Care Clinics at 858-943-2443 or 760-472-5088.