Mild acne scar treatment solutions for Cleveland area patients
A common concern for patients who have suffered from acne is acne scars. Acne scars are caused by blemishes that have damaged the skin. At Seriously Skin in Cleveland, we understand how frustrating and embarrassing these scars can be and understand the negative impact they can have. We offer a variety of treatment options for patients who have mild acne scar issues on their face.
First, our team may suggest topical treatments. This may include hydroquinone, a skin lightener, which can reduce the look of the dark spots created by acne scars. This is done by fading the scars. Cortisone cream may be suggested for skin that is swollen, red, and inflamed. Additionally, lightening dark spots caused by acne can be achieved with over-the-counter products that contain ingredients such as arbutin, kojic acid, and ascorbic acid.
Second, deep scars such as “ice pick” scars may be improved with the use of dermal fillers. Fillers such as Juvéderm can add volume to the scars and therefore reduce the depth of them. The results can be achieved immediately and they will last many months before reinjection is necessary. This is a great way to even out the texture of the skin when deep acne scars exist.
Third, patients may want to speak to a professional about laser treatments. Using fractionated laser technology, a dermatologist will be able to rejuvenate the skin by stimulating natural collagen production and revealing new skin cells. Lasers can vary from ablative to non-ablative, and our dedicated skin professionals will determine which is most appropriate for a patient’s specific needs.
Patients who have acne can talk with our team about ways to reduce the risk of developing these dark spots and deep areas in their skin. Patients should not pick and squeeze their blemishes as this can injure the skin and result in inflammation. Popping a pimple can also cause bacteria to go deep into the skin, damaging collagen and increasing acne problems. Patients should also reduce sun exposure, which can cause scars to darken and slow their healing.