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Written by Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman
Acne Scar Treatments At Profiles Beverly Hills
Anyone that suffers from 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?” Unfortunately we see many patients who have spent their money and pinned their hopes on over-the-counter acne treatments and miracle acne creams and cures, only to be disappointed and become even more dejected. The good news is that at Profiles Beverly Hills we offer several very good acne treatments for adult acne scarring.
One thing that is important is to limit ongoing acne issues before we tackle your 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, our doctors will recommend a number of scar treatment options available at Profiles Beverly Hills. Combining a laser resurfacing treatment, with a skin care line that is geared to acne treatment can be a fantastic start. This not only helps to control ongoing break-outs but can dramatically improve overall skin contour and color along with the appearance of acne scars and scarring in general.
At Profiles Beverly Hills, our doctors offer 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 of the scar.
Targeted laser resurfacing 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 and Juvederm, 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 Laser 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 afacial fillers such as Juvederm, or with Fat Transfer. This can produce a fantastic improvement to the problem area with little downtime. If however, the acne scar is very deeply gouged-out, in this case removing or altering the scar is the best approach. This is 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 these procedures can be done very readily under local anesthesia in our Profiles Beverly Hills surgery center with great results. Drs. Solieman and Litner of Profiles Beverly Hills can help you every step of the way with your acne scar concerns so that you no longer have to be self-conscious about your appearance.
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