Acne Scar Consultation
When acne scars bother you, safe and effective treatment is available. Treatment can diminish acne scars that cause depressions and marks on the skin. Treatment can also safely reduce raised acne scars.
Many treatments are available and include laser treatments, minor skin surgeries, chemical peels, and soft tissue fillers. A dermatologist can perform these treatments in a medical practice such as Northern Sydney Dermatology. Our Aesthetic nurse also performs chemical peels as well as laser treatment for acne scarring under the guidance of our dermatologists.
Before getting treatment for acne scars, it is important to clear your acne. New acne breakouts can lead to new acne scars. Having acne also means that your skin is inflamed which will reduce the effectiveness of acne scar treatment.
As skin loses collagen through ageing, acne scars can often become more noticeable.
The key to effective scar treatment is to have effective consultation which selects the best treatment for each scar type. For example, a patient who has some deep scars may benefit from having a soft tissue filler treatment to add volume to the skin and this may then be followed by laser treatments.
For best results, have a dermatologist examine your skin as there may be other underlying skin conditions which may further impact on the correct treatment plan.