How to get rid of acne scars

Are you tired of covering up your acne scars? If yes, it may be time to treat them. Acne scars are the spots pimples leave behind, and they sometimes linger for years. But people often don’t know how to get rid of acne scars, because they can be challenging to treat.

What causes acne scars?

Acne scars arise when the inflammation caused by acne lesions (e.g. pustules and pimples), damage the deep dermal layer of the skin. During the healing process the body may produce too much collagen that forms unevenly, resulting in the formation of scars.

How to get rid of acne scars

Laser skin resurfacing is an effective way to get rid of acne scars. There are different types of laser treatments for acne scars including ablative and non-ablative lasers.

How lasers treat acne scars

Lasers treat acne scars by removing old skin cells and promoting cell regeneration. The new skin cells improve the tone and texture of the skin, and diminish the appearance of scars. Lasers also stimulate the production of collagen, which helps to smooth out the skin, making acne scars less visible.

What to expect after treatment

There may be some redness and discoloration after laser skin resurfacing, and this can take several weeks to resolve. The treated area will be very sensitive, so patients are advised to wear sunscreen outdoors, and limit sun exposure. Patients may also have to wash the treatment area with a special solution, for up to 10 days.

Are you interested in laser treatment for acne scars? Search our directory to find a practice in your area.

If you are in the Naperville Area or the Western Suburbs of Chicago, The John Bull Center for Cosmetic Surgery & Laser Medispa is our featured practice.

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