Treating acne scars
It is important to prevent acne scars before they begin. If your scar is red or swollen, use a cortisone cream to calm your skin. The cortisone is absorbed by skin cells and reduces inflammation. Skin creams with cortisone can be bought over the counter.
If your acne scars don't fade away on their own, it may be time to consider booking an appointment with our dermatologist.
Fraxel® Laser Treatment is a revolutionary and effective treatment for wrinkles, uneven color and tone, texture irregularities from sun damage and aging, crepiness, and loose skin.
No downtime is involved and gradual improvement is noted in texture and color. Collagen is both increased and remodeled due to the treatment. Fraxel laser is the treatment of choice for facial acne scars. This is primarily due to its ability through nano beam technology (like camera pixels) to safely penetrate deeper than the older ablative lasers and, therefore, affect the bottom of deep scars. In one to three sessions, laser skin resurfacing using fractionated laser technology can even out the skin surface and increase the formation of new collagen. The new collagen can help fill in acne scars. If your thinking of Fraxel you can book a free consolation at our Beverly Hills office.
Filler injections can help fill in the indentations left behind from deep acne scars, says Ron Moy, MD, a former president of the American Academy of Dermatology. But the downside to fillers is that they need to be repeated every 4 to 6 months, as the product reabsorbs into the skin over time.
The main key to seeing acne scars fade is patience. A few weeks after you break out and scar, new blood vessels move into the injured area to give nourishment to the skin, which is why most early scars look pink. Months later, collagen starts to form, filling in the injured section of skin. Because cystic acne destroys skin and fat, it can take up to a year for the scars to fade.