Your acne is long gone, so you should be well on your way to enjoying a crystal clear complexion…right? Not so fast — is that an acne scar?
Before you panic, know that there are quite a few excellent cosmetic treatments for acne scars that can have your skin looking and feeling smooth and healthy in no time!
1. Broadband Light (BBL) Treatments
Don’t worry about downtime after BBL treatments — you can get right back to your normal routine!
Broadband light, or BBL, treatments are a type of intense pulsed light (IPL) therapy that can treat a variety of skin problems, including active acne and acne scars. BBL treatments are best for pigmented acne scars caused by post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, which can occur as your skin heals itself following a breakout.
2. Dermal Fillers
Most people already know that facial fillers can be used to smooth away lines and wrinkles and even add volume to the face and lips. But did you know that fillers can also double as a treatment for acne scars?
Fillers work best for indented acne scars such as “ice pick” or “boxcar” scars, since the filler can “fill in” these depressions in your skin, creating a smoother look and feel.
3. Microneedling with or without PRP
Microneedling is another effective option that works best on depressed — not raised — acne scars. This treatment works by using tiny microneedles to create microchannels within your skin. This process stimulates your skin’s natural healing process, helping to “fill in” depressed scars with natural collagen.
Microneedling can be used with or without PRP, or platelet rich plasma, for enhanced results.
The best cosmetic treatment for your acne scars will depend on the type and severity of scarring. For more information or to book a consultation, contact us online or call our office today at 941-955-8384.