Acne can affect your skin long after it’s gone. If you struggle with acne scars, Board-certified dermatologist and Board-certified dermatopathologist Eric Rudnick MD, FAAD, and physician assistant Danielle Rudnick, PA-C, offer a wide range of treatments at Dazzling Dermatology in Boca Raton, Florida. Topical ointments and retinoids are just a few popular acne scarring treatments available to patients of all ages. To learn more about acne scar treatments, call Dazzling Dermatology today.
Acne scar treatments eliminate or minimize the appearance of acne scars. Acne scars develop when inflammatory blemishes break down the walls of your pores. As a result, a healed blemish leaves behind a mark, or scar.
Many acne scars fade on their own, but the skin-healing process slows as you age. Cell turnover and collagen — a protein that tightens skin and repairs damage — stop replenishing as quickly as they once did. As these processes slow, acne scars may need professional treatment to heal.
At Dazzling Dermatology, Dr. Rudnick offers treatments for several types of acne scars, such as:
Rolling scars have a bumpy, waxy appearance. They typically develop in the cheeks or lower jaw where you have thick skin.
An ice pick scar may resemble a small crater. As depressed lesions, ice pick scars are difficult to cover with makeup.
Boxcar scars are wider than ice pick scars but aren’t quite as wide as rolling scars. They can also form deep pits in the skin but aren’t as narrow as ice pick scars.
Keloid and hypertrophic scars are raised lesions that form from an overgrowth of tissue during the acne healing process.
The type of treatment Dr. Rudnick recommends depends on your type of acne scar. After a comprehensive skin evaluation and medical history review, Dr. Rudnick tailors a treatment plan for you that may include:
Chemical peels are nonsurgical, minimally invasive treatments that remove the top layer of your skin through gentle exfoliation. As the surface layer of your skin sloughs off, the fresh skin underneath may include fewer blemish scars.
Microdermasion involves using an abrasive handheld device to exfoliate your skin’s top layer. Your skin underneath may appear with fewer acne scars.
Dermal fillers are injectable substances that can add volume to dips in the skin. Fillers can help smooth your skin if you have depressed acne scars.
Call Dazzling Dermatology today to learn more or to schedule an appointment.