Acne scarring is a common complication of acne, particularly in severe or untreated cases. Treatment options for acne scars depend on the type and severity of the scars. Mild to moderate scars can be treated with topical treatments, such as retinoids and glycolic acid. More severe scars may require in-office procedures such as Chemical peels, Microneedling or Morpheus 8. In some cases, surgical procedures such as punch excision or subcision may be necessary to remove or elevate the scar tissue.
Preventing acne scarring is also an important consideration. Avoiding picking, popping, or squeezing acne lesions can help reduce the risk of scarring. Early and effective treatment of acne can also help prevent scarring. If acne scars do develop, it is important to seek the advice of a dermatologist who can recommend the most appropriate treatment based on the type and severity of the scars. While not all acne scars can be completely eliminated, effective treatment can help minimize their appearance and improve the overall texture and tone of the skin.
Our board-certified dermatologists and advanced practice providers can assist you with treatment options and recommendations to assist with your specific acne scar needs.
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