Having a scar on your knee from when you jumped off a fence when you were little is cool. Having acne scars on your face is not so cool. Whether you have a few scars or too many to count, we can help. Depending on the type of scars you have and where they are located, will help us determine what scar revision treatment is best for you.
One thing that a lot of patients mistake for as scarring is post-inflammatory pigmentation. This occurs when your skin is still healing after your pimple. Although this type of pigmentation can heal on its own, we can help speed up the process with chemical peels. By encouraging the growth of newer, healthier skin, chemical peels help to reduce the appearance of pigmentation.
If you have atrophic or hypertrophic acne scars, then we may recommend a series of microneedling treatments to help you reduce their appearance. By using hundreds of tiny needles, microneedling works by puncturing your skin. These small punctures signal your skin to start to heal itself and create more collagen in the process which helps to lower the appearance of your scars.
Intense pulse light or IPL is also used sometimes to treat keloid scars by reducing the height, redness, and texture of the scar. By using light technology, we have seen a great improvement in patients who have this type of scarring.
The first step that you should take if you have scars that you want to get rid of is scheduling a consultation at our office; that way we will be able to examine your scars and help you choose the right treatment. To schedule your consultation, contact us at (309) 662-6772.