Acne Scar Removal
Acne scarring is caused by a buildup of collagen in the dermis layer of the skin. When pores in the skin become filled with dead skin cells, oil, and bacteria, they swell and rupture the follicle wall. The body’s response is to repair these lesions by forming new collagen fibers. These collagen-filled lesions have a harder texture compared to original skin. And once they solidify, they are known as acne scars. Newman Plastic Surgery & Laser Center offers a variety of acne scar treatment options for patients from Westchester, Long Island, and NYC.
The goal of any acne scar treatment is to remove the external layers of the scar tissue cells. This erodes or completely removes the scar from the skin. A number of techniques can achieve this, including:
- Chemical peels: An acidic solution is used to remove the top layer of the skin, giving way to new, healthier layers hidden underneath.
- Microdermabrasion: Tiny crystals are used to sand down old and dead cells and clear pores.
- Laser skin resurfacing: Uses pulses of laser energy to target surface skin cells.
- Microneedling: Fractora RF is a microneedling device with a number of minute needles that emit radiofrequency energy into the skin to replace scarring with new skin cells through the body’s natural healings process.
To gain the best results, a dermatologist will first examine your skin. Examination sometimes reveals that imperfections thought to be acne scars are, in fact, a different skin problem.
What are the benefits of acne scar removal?
- Clearer, blemish-free skin
- Smoother skin
- More even skin tone
- Improved confidence
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Which acne scar treatment is right for me?
The right treatment for you will depend on the extent of your scarring, desired results, and skin type. Combining multiple treatments could also be the best option.
With aging, the skin loses collagen, and uneven patches such as those with acne scars become more apparent. A good way to approach treatment for these scars is to match available treatment options to scar types. There are a number of scar types such as:
- Macular scarring
- Boxcar scars
- Rolling scars
- Deep divots
How can I prepare for acne scar removal?
It is vital for you to clear your acne before starting treatment. This is simply because a new outbreak can easily result in new scars. Furthermore, acne is a sign of skin inflammation, which reduces the effectiveness of scar treatments.
Will the treatments completely remove acne scars?
Despite the various solutions used to tackle acne scars, it remains difficult to rid the skin of these scars completely. Most often, a dramatic improvement is made even if some scarring remains.
How long will the acne scar treatments last?
Acne scar treatments require multiple sessions to yield the best result. Each session restructures the collagen formation in the skin. On average, it is recommended that each session be spread out over intervals of 2 months. This is the minimum period required for new collagen to form but also takes into account the patient’s eagerness to see the results.
Are you ready to find out how we can help you feel more confident about your skin with acne scar treatments in New York? Request a free consultation using our online form or call (914) 423-9000 for an appointment.
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Dr. Scott Newman
Board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Scott Newman is a nationally recognized specialist in breast and body surgery. His refined expertise extends to reconstructive and facial plastic surgery, as well as nonsurgical aesthetics. The innovator of the technology that became VECTRA® 3-D imaging, Dr. Newman is always looking for ways to improve his patients’ safety, comfort, and results. This drive has made Newman Plastic Surgery one of the most technologically advanced practices in the country.Meet Dr. Newman Request Your Consultation