Acne is the most common skin problem in the country, and anyone who’s experienced it knows how frustrating it is to deal with active breakouts. But for many people, what's even more frustrating is the aftermath: acne scars.
Long after breakouts clear, acne scars can make you feel self-conscious about your skin. Scars can be tough to treat, but Gangaram Ragi, MD, and our team at Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center specialize in advanced skin care.
Here are four of the most effective ways to get rid of acne scars and get your smooth, clear skin back.
Laser procedures are some of the most popular and effective ways to treat acne scars. Laser therapy uses focused light energy to penetrate the surface of your skin and stimulate collagen production. Collagen is a protein that plumps up your skin, making it smoother and more even over time.
Laser procedures are generally safe for most people. Dr. Ragi and our team offer a few types of laser procedures, each with its own benefits. When it comes to your treatment plan, you may need multiple sessions, depending on your skin issues.
Chemical peels are another popular option for eradicating acne scars. Dr. Ragi and our team apply a chemical solution to your skin, which causes the top layer to peel away, revealing new, healthier-looking skin underneath.
We offer the Vitality Institute (VI) Peel, which is a treatment that blends a few different ingredients for enhanced results. It’s safe for all skin tones and skin types, and we tailor your treatment to your needs. Although some downtime may be required after treatment, many patients see results after just one peel.
Microdermabrasion is a noninvasive procedure in which we use a special device to exfoliate your skin and remove the outermost layer of dead skin cells. The process reduces the appearance of acne scars and promotes the growth of new, healthy skin cells.
Microdermabrasion is painless, and each session typically takes around 30 minutes to complete. It can be a good treatment option for people with mild to moderate acne scarring. It’s not as effective as other treatments for more severe scars, and it may not be right for you if you have active acne, eczema, or rosacea.
Dermal fillers are rapidly growing in popularity as a treatment for depressed acne scars, including icepick and boxcar scars. Fillers treat acne scars by plumping up the depressions with hyaluronic acid, collagen, and other substances.
Fillers can be a great option for people with deep or pitted acne scars. The injections are minimally invasive, and the treatment delivers immediate results with little to no downtime. However, they’re not a permanent solution, and you may need repeat injections to maintain your results.
If you’re embarrassed by acne scars, we can help you get the smooth skin you desire. To learn more, call 201-836-9696 or book an appointment online with Advanced Laser and Skin Cancer Center today. We have offices in Teaneck and Saddle River, New Jersey.