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Acne Scar Treatment

Longing for an Even, Clear and Radiant Complexion?

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States. While acne often clears by the 20s, about 1 in 5 people — mostly women — continue to be affected into adulthood. This problem is compounded by acne scarring. Whether you’re a teenager or an adult, acne scars can cause discomfort, embarrassment and in some cases, depression. Fortunately, there are a number of treatments available to diminish visible scars.

What Causes Acne Scarring?

Scars result when the skin repairs itself after there is a wound to the skin. Acne, particularly the cystic or nodular type, is a common cause of scars. Scars may be red, white, indented or raised. “Popping” pimples increases the likelihood of acne scarring, as it pushes the infection deeper into the skin.

Treatment Options

  • FRACTIONAL RESURFACING – The most effective laser for resurfacing of acne scars is the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser. Erbium and other lasers can also be used. Lasers work by removing the top layers of skin to an exact depth. Improvement in the scar is usually noted as the skin heals from the laser treatment.
  • DERMAL FILLERS – A filler substance is injected beneath the surface of the skin where it temporarily plumps and smoothes the skin. Dr. Zimmet generally recommends the hyaluronic acid fillers, like RESTYLANE® and JUVEDERM™, for their combination of safety, smoothness, natural appearance and good duration. Hyaluronic acid is a natural component of human skin and is the framework in which skin cells live.
  • MIRCRODERMABRASION – This treatment uses tiny abrasive crystals to comfortably and precisely sand away the top layer of skin. This procedure generally requires a minimum of five treatments, each separated by about a week. By periodically removing the skin’s surface, consisting of bacteria and dead skin cells, your skin rejuvenates. It tends to cause mild improvement and can be used in people with mild acne scars.

Additional Information

Reducing acne will then reduce the risk of scarring. Find out more about acne and how to treat it.

Call us today at (512) 402-6694 to schedule your personal consultation with Dr. Zimmet in Austin, TX about Acne Scar Treatment.  He’ll assess your skin type, discuss your goals and develop a custom treatment plan.

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