Moving Beyond Acne Scars
Most of us are glad to leave our teenage years behind as we journey into adulthood. But some adults are plagued with ongoing acne problems, or with scarring from years of acne as teenagers. These scars are typically superficial and not particularly deep, but they can distract people from your otherwise beautiful face.
You may have tried microdermabrasion, chemical peels, injectable fillers, or Thermage, but once a scar is formed, it cannot be completely removed. In the hands of a skilled plastic surgeon like Dr. Siegel, the precise application of a reliable CO2 laser can make a significant difference in the visibility of the scars.
Acne Scars are very common and have a significant psychological impact. They are easily recognized and can become a problem with self-esteem, social interactions, and the way we carry ourselves in every aspect of our personal and professional life. Improving acne scars may produce a significant positive change in all these traits.
Dr. Siegel brings experience, expertise and a history of success for the treatment of Acne scars.
Acne scars are the result of acne. Depending on the type (superficial or cystic), scarring occurs after the active infection resolves. The extent of scarring and fibrosis under the skin will cause the superficial skin to develop a depression, pit or hole.
What is the best way to remove acne scars?
There is no one best single treatment. The best treatment must be properly matched to the degree, type, extent of scarring, and the skin type of each person. Experience treating acne scars will allow Dr. Siegel to recommend the best treatment for each patient on a case by case basis.
However, treatment for acne scars in general requires interventions that penetrate deep into the under-surface skin layers, the dermis. This will provide a dual effect. It will create new collagen to plump the scar from the bottom, and it will allow new skin to regenerate from the top. This double effect will give the best improvement possible.
Why Didn’t My Previous Acne Scar Solution Work?
The most common reason for the lack of results is treatment with modalities that were too superficial. Superficial treatments, such as light chemical peels, lasers, and microdermabrasion, are only designed to work on the most superficial layers of skin. This is useless in the treatment of scars.
The frequency of superficial interventions has no effect on the results. Even if a light treatment is performed once a week for say, six months, its penetration will not change.
How Much Does Acne Scar Removal Cost?
Cost for treatment will depend on the modality recommended, and on the degree and area(s) involved. In most cases, an upfront investment, even of one deep treatment, compared to a series of superficial treatments, will give a significant improvement in the appearance of scars, and will be less expensive in the long run.
Do you have acne scars that are making you self-conscious? If so, call today and make an appointment. During your consultation Dr. Siegel will evaluate your scars, and will discuss with you which treatment is best suited for your scars and skin type.