Acne is a common skin condition involving local inflammation, blocked pores, and the characteristic red spots that are highly visible on the face and other areas. Common in many teenagers and young adults, acne is almost a rite of passage. Unfortunately, long after the condition has resolved itself, it can leave behind unpleasant reminders in the form of acne scars. Many people experience feelings of self-consciousness and embarrassment due to lingering scar tissue. The good news is that acne scar treatment is available in Paramus, NJ to correct signs of acne scars.
Acne Scar Removal with Chemical Peels
As the name suggests, chemical peels are a type of acne scar treatment involving the application of a chemical solution that removes portions of the outer skin layer. This triggers your body into replacing skin tissue that has been affected by scars with fresh skin that matures and rises to the surface.
We apply a chemical solution to your skin in the area affected by acne scars. It will remain in contact with your skin for a prescribed amount of time, after which we will rinse it away and neutralize the solution.
After your peel treatment, it is important to avoid prolonged sun exposure or any activity that could excessively dehydrate your skin. This is because your skin will be somewhat sensitive until it rebuilds the outer barrier called the stratum corneum skin layer. Remain hydrated and use a good moisturizer while your skin recovers and remodels itself.
Microneedling Acne Scar Treatment
Microneedling is an advanced skin rejuvenation technique that works for a wide range of skin problems, including reducing uneven skin texture in the form of acne scars. After numbing your skin in the treatment area, we can gently glide a special device over your skin to form numerous micro-channels in it. This stimulates the production of new collagen and new skin tissue to replace scar tissue on the surface.
Many patients choose to undergo multiple treatments with microneedling when they are dealing with acne scars. The results of microneedling sessions are cumulative.
Contact Us Today
If you would like to explore your acne scar treatment options in Paramus, NJ, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at SKC Dermatology to schedule a consultation. We would be more than happy to evaluate your case and determine which treatment is best for you. Contact our office today to book your appointment and get started!