If you’re self-conscious because you have acne scars, you should schedule a consultation at Melanie L. Adams Dermatology. The practice has several options to permanently diminish the appearance of your scars, as well as improve the texture and tone of your skin overall.
Choosing the most appropriate treatment, or combination of treatments can be confusing. Dr. Adams and her staff are happy to evaluate your skin, your goals, and your situation to determine the best strategy to help you have the glowing, smooth skin you’ve always wanted.
Chemical peels to treat acne scars
Chemical peels have been around for a long time, and there’s a reason they’re still a popular treatment option: They work! Peels can help eliminate the appearance of scars because they stimulate the cells in your skin to regenerate, leaving you with an evener skin tone and fewer irregularities.
There are different types of chemical peels. You may have used mild chemical peels at home. Moderate or medium chemical peels go a bit deeper into your skin and are likely to leave you particularly sensitive to the sun.
Deeper chemical peels require some recovery time, as they reach the deepest layers of your skin. You may need an anesthetic during the peel and have some peeling and crusting afterward. The staff at Adams Dermatology provides thorough aftercare instructions so you’ll be as comfortable as possible as you recover.
The benefits of chemical peels include a brighter, fresher-looking complexion. The new skin that emerges following the peel will appear less scarred and more even in tone.
Laser Genesis for acne scarring
Often, the problem with acne scars is more about the discoloration than the skin texture or pitting. Laser Genesis™ is a gentle laser treatment that helps get rid of redness in your skin. It’s often recommended for people who have rosacea, but it benefits those with acne scarring as well.
Laser Genesis is a non-ablative laser, which means it uses heat to stimulate your skin to produce collagen, rather than removing layers of your skin as an ablative laser does. The collagen production also helps tighten your skin.
One benefit of Laser Genesis treatments is that they are quick. A treatment takes only about 15-30 minutes, putting it in “lunch break” territory, and it doesn’t require recovery time. You resume your normal daily activities immediately.
When you have a laser treatment for acne scarring, you’ll be asked to wear eye protection, and a member of Dr. Adams’ staff will use a small, handheld wand to perform the treatment. You’ll feel some heat from the laser, but you won’t likely feel uncomfortable — some people enjoy the sensation!
You may need a series of laser treatments to obtain optimal results, and you’ll see the results increasingly as your body produces collagen. You’ll be able to tell a difference right away in your skin tone.
When you feel self-conscious about your skin, you may not be putting your best foot forward. Book an appointment online or by phone and begin the journey to feeling better about how you look!