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How To Diminish Acne Scars

Posted on Friday, September 27th, 2013 by Douglas M. Stevens, MD

Most of us have them and all of us wish we didn’t… acne scars. Acne scars can affect one’s life from an early age.  The scars can consist of damage and tethering of the skin to the deeper, underlying subcutaneous tissue in addition to pigmentation changes or dark spots.

The irregularity of the surface of the skin due to these scars can be improved and, depending on the level damage, there are many options available to you. Acne scars can be improved dramatically by breaking up the scar through undermining of the skin either during a facelift or using a needle for more localized problems; preventing re-tethering of the skin by injection of fat or fillers underneath the skin. Resurfacing utilizing the fractional CO2 laser is another non-invasive option.

Not everyone will require all of these modalities of treatment but it is not unusual to need all three in order to maximize results. Douglas Stevens MD offers many skin health services that, in some cases, may substitute larger procedures or aid in fully optimizing your results. Such options include multi layer peels and microdermabrasion among others.

Prevention of acne scarring is preferable to treatment after the damage is done and can be accomplished utilizing antibiotics and, in severe cases, Accutane®.  Consult your dermatologist for these preventive measures. If you would like to hear more about diminishing your acne scars or improve the look of your skin today, please visit us DouglasStevensMD.com or schedule your complimentary consultation.

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