If acne scarrring bothers you, safe and effective treatment is available. Many people notice that acne scars often become more prominent as we age because our skin loses collagen. Treatment can diminish acne scars that cause depressions in the skin, including ice-pick, rolling, and box car scars. Treatment can also safely reduce raised acne scars.
Before getting treatment for acne scars, it is important to clear your acne if it is still active. New acne breakouts can lead to new acne scars. Having acne also means that your skin is inflamed. Inflammation reduces the effectiveness of treatment for acne scars.
Treatments include laser treatments, chemical peels, minor skin surgeries, and fillers. The key to effective treatment is to select the best treatment for each scar type. For example, a patient who has some deep scars may benefit from getting a soft-tissue filler, which adds volume to the depressions in the skin. This may be followed by laser treatments to even skin tone and texture.
To obtain the best results, Dr. Curcio will do a consultation and first examine your skin. After the exam, she can customize a treatment plan especially for you.
Laser Treatment: Lasers can be used to treat the redness and broken blood vessels around the acne scars, the dark spots around the scars, and to smooth the scars themselves. These include the Excel V™, Laser Genesis™, ResurFX™ and Fractora™. Multiple treatments sessions may be required.
Dr. Curcio specializes in Cosmetic and Laser Surgery. With her extensive experience, she can personalize a treatment regimen to help you attain the best possible cosmetic result.