Acne Scar Treatment

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There are many different types of acne scars that develop in different ways. Textured (bumpy) acne scar develops when dense, fibrous scar tissue builds up beneath the surface of the skin. This fibrous scar tissue develops in response to the trauma of acne itself and forms during the healing process. Repeated outbreaks (pimples and cystic acne) to the same area causes the collagen and elastin that form the building blocks of the skin to be replaced by irregularly shaped fibrous scar tissue, which then causes bumpy acne scars.

Textured acne scar types include raised (hypertrophic), pitted, rolling/shallow or "boxcar". Of these textured scars, boxcar acne scars have sharp edges and deep grooves which makes them particularly challenging to treat.

Pigmented (colored) acne scars occur in response to inflammation associated with the healing process. When acne forms, an inflammatory response brings either red (in the cause of light skinned patients) or brown (with dark skinned patients) pigment to the area. The development of pigment in response to the inflammation is a very natural part of the acne healing process, but unfortunately, leads to the development of pigmented acne scars.

 

Types of Acne Scars

ice pick scars Ice Pick Scars

boxcar scars Boxcar Scars
rolling scars Rolling Scars

hypertophic keloid scars Hypertrophic or Keloid Scars

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Because pigmented acne scars are very different than textured acne scars, the way in which we treat them with lasers differs as well. For pigmented acne scars, there are three different lasers used to remove the red and brown scars as well as a very effective topical program. For textured acne scars there are three different lasers used for improving the texture of the skin and the laser(s) used is determined by the type of scars, severity of the scars, skin type and whether or not the patient's lifestyle and schedule permits social downtime during the healing process.

Acne scars are an extremely difficult and emotional skin condition that affects many - young and old alike. At Celibre, we understand this because we've treated thousands of patients with acne scars. Although having acne scars can sometimes make you feel hopeless, there are laser solutions available. Our focus is on patient education. Our friendly and knowledgeable medical staff are here to help you understand the benefits and risks of all the procedures we provide so that you can make informed decisions about your acne scar treatment. We encourage patient participation and use patient feedback to tailor our treatment plans so that they are individualized for your particular situation. Our nurses are highly trained and very experienced with acne scar treatment because we have performed tens of thousands of these treatments over the years. If you're interested in acne scar treatment, contact us for a free consultation today.