Millions of people in the United States suffer from acne at some point during their lifetime. Unfortunately, this damage to your skin has the potential to leave scars. But with modern technology, treatments to remove these scars are available.
You can schedule a consultation with a skin care professional to determine which rejuvenation treatment can enhance your skin. Dr. Joseph Guarino, a cosmetic physician in Hamilton, NJ, addresses frequently asked questions about acne scars and potential facial treatments to heal them.
Acne Scarring FAQs
What Causes Acne Scars?
Acne, also referred to as zits and pimples, forms when the pores of your skin become clogged with oils or dead skin. Washing your face and using specialized facial cleansers can treat acne, but the damage to your pores can leave scars even after blemishes have cleared.
Scarring occurs when the inflammation of acne harms the edges of the affected pore. The skin creates new collagen to repair the damage, which appears as a scar on your skin.
Are There Treatments to Remove These Scars?
Not all scars have to permanently adorn your face thanks to revolutionary skin treatments available at your cosmetic physician’s office. Depending on your unique skin needs and your medical history, your doctor may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
- Dermal fillers: Your doctor can inject a substance that lifts damaged skin and reduces the appearance of scars that have been depressed into the skin.
- Microneedling: Tiny needles create minuscule injuries so that your skin creates new collagen to heal them, smoothing the skin in that area.
- Chemical peel: A physician can apply a chemical to the facial skin that encourages these skin cells to peel off, creating new and regenerated cells that enhance the skin.
How Can I Prevent Acne from Scarring?
Prompt treatment of your acne can reduce the likelihood that the blemishes will leave scarring behind on your face. Persistent acne may need treatment from a dermatologist to clear away.
You should also avoid scratching or picking at acne because these actions can damage the skin further and create a greater risk of scarring. Sunscreen can protect your skin from harmful UV rays that may cause scars to be more visible.
Facial Fillers and Other Treatments in Hamilton, NJ
DermaCosmedica offers fillers, Botox, and other facial rejuvenation treatments to patients in Hamilton, NJ. Dr. Guarino also specializes in laser skin treatments, skin resurfacing, and other cosmetic procedures. To schedule a consultation with us, contact our office online or reach us by phone at 609.389.9671.