Acne isn’t always a long-lasting issue, but acne scars can outlast a breakout for years or even decades. At Chrysolite Aesthetics in Houston, Texas, aesthetic specialist Rawan Abu-Zeitoon, MD, provides the latest techniques in acne and acne scar treatment to help you manage your rough or inflamed skin. For more information about these services, call or schedule a consultation online today.
Acne and acne scar treatments are services and procedures that address inflammatory acne and the lasting scars that often remain on your skin even after your acne clears up. Dr. Abu-Zeitoon offers a variety of treatments for both acne and acne scars.
Acne treatments often work by reducing inflammation or inflammation-causing bacteria in the region. Treatments for acne scars usually rely on the process of collagen production within your skin to restore its smoothness and firmness over time.
During a consultation at Chrysolite Aesthetics, you can express your skin concerns to Dr. Abu-Zeitoon and undergo a brief skin examination. She reviews your medical history to make sure the treatments she recommends are effective and safe for you.
Acne and acne scars can be difficult to treat, especially if you don’t have any professional guidance. Dr. Abu-Zeitoon works with you to develop a custom treatment plan that meets your needs, and might recommend:
If you have severe or persistent acne, it will likely clear up on its own eventually. However, inflammatory acne can last for a long time.
Dr. Abu-Zeitoon might recommend the use of gentle topical products as well as laser therapy to calm the inflammation and help clear your breakout.
In some cases, plasma therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections can enhance healing.
Acne scars result from damage to your skin related to acne or pimple popping.
To treat your acne scars, Dr. Abu-Zeitoon might recommend microneedling to induce collagen growth. She might also suggest PRP, radiofrequency or laser rejuvenation to enhance the scars’ healing.
For particularly deep scars, dermal fillers can add temporary volume and minimize their appearance.
Your acne won’t go away instantly after acne treatment. Usually, it takes some time for your new routine or your in-office procedure to take effect.
This time varies from person to person, but you’ll likely notice the reduction in inflammation first. Later, the pimples and lesions subside.
When treating acne scars with laser rejuvenation or microneedling, it’s important to keep in mind that collagen takes time to grow. It can take several weeks or months to see a significant difference in your acne scars.
While dermal fillers for acne scars are a temporary solution, the results are nearly immediate.
If you can’t get rid of your acne at home, or if you can but you still have scars, call Chrysolite Aesthetics or book an appointment online today for an acne and acne scar treatment consultation.