Everyone can look back at that one school picture where you had that huge zit on your face, but some of us have had acne throughout life that was much worse. Severe acne can result in painful scarring that is hard to cover up with traditional makeups or creams. Unfortunately, there aren’t very many options available at your local pharmacy that is strong enough to fight the scars. With these lingering acne effects, it can be hard to maintain positive levels of self-confidence.
There are several types of acne scars and remnants to know, all of which have treatment options at The Lett Center:
Keloids – discolored, bumpy, and raised areas of the skin that are as a result of your body producing too many cells when healing.
Rolling scars – areas that appear as wavy due to inflammatory acne. These scars can become more apparent as your skin loses its natural elasticity.
Boxcar scars – similar to rolling scars, but these are characterized by shallow and sharper edges. These scars are a result of scar tissue being pulled down into the skin.
Icepick scars – indents or divots that appear in the skin as a result of your skin losing collagen. The skin above the affected areas actually collapses and leaves what appears to be a hole.
Hyperpigmentation – not technically a scar, but very dark areas left behind by severe acne. Hyperpigmentation is a result of an overproduction of melanin in the affected area.
There are plenty of options available that can help reduce the appearance of your acne scars! You shouldn’t have to live with something that makes you feel so insecure or imperfect!
At The Lett Center for Plastic Surgery, we offer several different types of skin resurfacing procedures. These procedures are designed to help improve the appearance of your skin through a multitude of stimulations and treatments, all of which can significantly reduce those lingering acne scars.
Quadralase is a treatment option that utilizes minimally ablative laser skin resurfacing. It is newest fractional laser system available and can easily treat acne scarring with its innovative use combination of CO2 lasers and scanning systems. The two work together to help invigorate the skin and tighten the affected areas.
Vbeam is a vascular laser procedure that actually “takes the red out” of the affected areas of the face where scarring has occurred.
Another treatment option is the Eclipse MicroPen. The MicroPen can be adjusted to meet each patient’s individual needs, and it works to produce collagen and elastin in areas of the face that it is applied. Application can vary from patient to patient as treatments can take 1 or several visits per year. The treatment helps you feel more positive about your appearance by creating a fresh glow to your skin by fighting fine lines and acne scars.
One of the most important thing to note, however, is to take care of your skin as thoroughly as possible. If you are still dealing with severe acne, don’t take to bad habits like pimple popping and over washing to dry out your skin. You can consult your doctor to find ways to combat your current acne breakouts. The doctors at The Lett Center will help you find the best treatment for your acne scars.
Don’t let your acne scars or other facial features control your self-confidence! There are plenty of treatment options available to you right here at The Lett Center for Plastic Surgery. Contact us today at 615-443-0901 for more information or to setup a consultation!