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Guide to Treating Acne Scars and Skin Damage
Cortisone and Fade Creams:
First, if the scar is red or swollen, use an over-the-counter cortisone cream to calm the skin, says Dannielli, senior medical esthetician and laser technician at Suddenly Slimmer Med Spa. The cortisone is absorbed by skin cells and reduces inflammation. Next, you’ll want to concentrate on lightening any hyperpigmentation left from the acne scar. “Hydroquinone, a popular skin lightener, is the best cream to help fade acne scars, I recommend using Obagi Nu Derm System, says Dannielli. If you are sensitive to hydroquinone you can use SkinMedica Lytera Skin Brightening Complex.
Laser and Filler Treatments:
If your acne scars don’t fade away on their own, it may be time to consider booking an appointment for CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing or Pixel Laser Skin Resurfacing laser. Within one to three sessions, laser skin resurfacing using CO2 Laser Skin Resurfacing or Pixel fractionated laser technology can even out the skin surface and increase new collagen formation to help fill in acne scars.
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Filler injections can also prove beneficial at filling in the indentations left behind from deep acne scars, says Dannielli. But the downside to fillers is that they need to be repeated every four to six months, as the product re-absorbs into the skin over time. The main key to seeing acne scars fade is patience. A few weeks after you break out and subsequently scar, new blood vessels move into the injured area to provide nourishment to the skin, which is why most early scars look pink, says Alster. Months later, collagen (the building blocks of the skin) start to reform, filling in the injured section of skin. Because cystic acne destroys skin and fat, it can take up to a year for the scars to fade, says Dannielli. Call today 602-952-8446 to book a FREE consultation to find out which acne scar treatment is right for you!