Written by Dr. Litner and Dr. Solieman
The aspect of the acne scar that makes it most noticeable is its contour. This is because a raised or depressed scar casts light and shadows differently than the skin surrounding the scar, and this difference is what attracts the eye. At Beverly Hills Profiles, our expert double board-certified plastic surgeons, Drs. Litner and Solieman, offer a number of scar treatments, depending on the depth and extent of scarring.
To find out more about our acne scar treatments in Los Angeles, contact us and book a consultation today.
How Do I Treat My Acne Scars?
Acne Scar Treatments
Targeted laser resurfacing can do wonders for superficial scars, 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 Juvéderm, are used at Beverly Hills Profiles to drastically improve the appearance of acne scars and scarring in general.
It is important to limit ongoing acne issues before tackling your scar concerns. It can be frustrating for patients to achieve an effective scar revision result, only to later suffer from ongoing acne breakouts and scarring in the same area. Depending on your skin type and ethnicity, our doctors will recommend a number of acne treatment options available at Beverly Hills Profiles.
You may be a good candidate for laser treatment or facial fillers if your scars flatten completely when you stretch the skin around them. If they do not, that usually means that the scars are attached or tethered to the deeper tissues underneath. If this is the case, 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.
Combining a laser resurfacing treatment with a skincare line that is geared to treat acne can be a fantastic start. This not only helps control ongoing breakouts, but it can also dramatically improve overall skin contour and color along with the appearance of acne scars and scarring in general.
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 facial fillers such as Juvéderm, or with a fat transfer. This can dramatically improve the problem area with little downtime.
However, if the acne scar is very deeply gouged-out then 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. These procedures can be easily performed under local anesthesia in our Beverly Hills Profiles surgery center with great results. Drs. Solieman and Litner 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.
Acne scar treatments are generally regarded as safe procedures. That being said, there are some potential risks and mild side-effects you should keep in mind, including:
During your initial consultation, our team of cosmetic experts will examine your skin and determine the best approach to removing acne scars. Drs. Litner and Solieman also create a customized plan to minimize the chances of developing any side-effects.
Acne scars can produce self-esteem issues and alter the perception that others have of you. By working with an experienced team of cosmetic specialists, you can help reduce or partially eliminate acne scars, restoring your skin’s appearance at the same time.
Drs. Litner and Solieman are double-board certified plastic surgeons and leading cosmetic medicine experts in Beverly Hills. They specialize in helping patients achieve their cosmetic goals through acne scar treatments in Los Angeles. To learn more about their work, contact Beverly Hills Profiles and book a consultation today.
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