Scar removal is a process by which specialized lasers, fillers, light therapy and skin rejuvenation procedures can be employed to smooth acne scars or trauma scars to make them less visible. Customized non-surgical treatments can greatly improve the appearance of a range of unsightly, visible facial scars.
How do I know which scar removal treatments are right for me?
At your scar removal consultation, Dr. Tirgari will examine your scars and talk to you about the procedures he recommends. You will be informed about pre-treatment preparations as well as aftercare. In many cases, scar removal patients will need more than one treatment session to achieve optimal results. We are confident that we can help you, so please call us today.
How is scar removal for active acne different?
Severe acne scars are typically comprised of bigger, raised areas of scarring next to areas of active acne inflammation. Acne scars in general are the visible remainders of tissue damage to the skin and the body’s efforts to repair the damage from prior acne inflammation. Acne scarring can also occur as a result of popping the pimple or picking at the skin with fingers or other instruments, such as needles.
With this additional damage to the skin, the body’s immune system works even harder trying to repair the damage. As a result, acne scars often occur. With popping blemishes, the scars can become even more prominent, as additional bacteria enter the region from this activity, creating more inflammation.
What is the treatment for acne scars with active acne?
During laser acne scar treatment, laser energy is applied to target lower layers of the skin, stimulating new collagen growth. This helps minimize the scar as well as diminish surface irregularities. The procedure also removes the top layer of dead skin cells, which can block pores. This exposes a healthier skin layer.