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Acne Scarring: How can I get rid of acne scars?

Beverly Hills Acne Scar Treamtments At PROFILES

Anyone that suffers from acne scars or acne-related scarring knows that it can be very distressing , especially when it involves the face. Many bad acne sufferers ask “how do I get rid of old acne scars?“ People have spent their money and pinned their hopes on any number of over-the-counter acne treatments and miracle acne creams and cures that claim to remove acne scars, only to be disappointed and to become even more dejected. The good news is that there are several very good acne treatments for adult acne problems. But, before we can really talk about the options for improving or removing acne scars, we need to answer one important question: Are you having ongoing severe flare-ups of acne?

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One thing that is important to do as much as possible is to limit ongoing acne before you tackle your acne scar concerns. It is not much use having a great scar revision result, only to later suffer from ongoing acne scarring in the same areas. Depending on your skin type and ethnicity, we can recommend a number of acne scar treatment options available at Beverly Hills Profiles. Combining a facial peel, such as the new Vi Peel or TCA Blue Peel, with a skin care line that is geared to acne treatment can be a fantastic start. Facial Peels not only help control ongoing break-outs but they can dramatically improve overall skin contour and color along with the appearance of acne scars and scarring in general.

For scarring, there are a number of scar treatments available, depending on the depth and extent of scarring. The aspect of the scar that makes it most noticeable is its contour. That’s because a raised or depressed scar casts light and shadows differently than skin surrounding the scar, and this difference is what attracts the eye. A major key to making scars unnoticeable is to correct the contour problem.

Deeper Facial Peels can do wonders for superficial scarring, such as old acne scars, especially if it involves multiple areas of the face. For scars that are isolated to a small area, Facial Fillers can be a fantastic treatment option. Temporary facial fillers, such as Restylane, Juvederm, or Elevess, and permanent facial fillers, such as Artefill, are all used at Beverly Hills Profiles to drastically improve the appearance of acne scars and scarring in general.

You may be a good candidate for a Facial Peel treatment or Facial Fillers if your scars flatten completely when you stretch the skin around them. If they don’t, that usually means that the scars are attached or tethered to the deeper tissues underneath. Don’t worry though! Your acne scars can still be made to look a lot better; they just need a little extra help. These types of scars can be treated with either subcision or scar revision treatment.

What is subcision scar revision? Subcision scar revision is a technique that releases the scarred skin from underlying tissue, and then the space created under the skin is filled in with one of the facial fillers such as Restylane, Juvederm, or Elevess. This can produce a fantastic improvement with little downtime. When an acne scar is very deeply gouged-out, removing or altering the scar is the best approach, often called an excisional scar revision. The scarred skin can be lifted (called a punch lift) or removed entirely and closed in a simple line or replaced with healthy skin from elsewhere. Even though these procedures sound a whole lot more complicated, they can be done very readily under local anesthesia in our Plastic Surgery office with great results. We at Profiles Beverly Hills encourage you to ask us about your acne scar concerns. We can help you every step of the way so that you no longer have to be self-conscious about your appearance.

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