Acne scarring is a common problem amongst individuals who have had severe and/or prolonged untreated acne. People with noticeable acne scarring are often self-conscious about the uneven contour of their skin, especially under certain lighting where the depressions in the skin cast fine shadows mimicking discoloration. It should be recognized that acne scarring is not the same as acne associated skin discoloration.
Acne scarring may be more prominent in people who suffer from severe cystic acne. Deeper and more prolonged inflammation in the skin increases the probability of a scarring reaction.
True acne scarring may not improve spontaneously without treatment. In fact, as people age and lose the fat under the skin, certain types of acne scarring may become more noticeable. It is important to treat acne scarring early to prevent this type of change.
Fortunately, many treatments are available to improve the appearance of acne scarring. Acne subcision is often performed to break up the scar tissue that tethers the skin down. Release of the tethered scar tissue can soften the appearance of the scar. Hyaluronic acid is simultaneously injected into the skin to stimulate collagen production. Laser treatments can also improve the appearance of acne scarring by stimulating the skin to produce collagen. Sometimes, scarring is so deep that it may require a minor surgery. Dr. Tzu will determine the best treatment option for your particular acne scarring.
At Wall Street Dermatology, we are experts in treatment of acne scarring.
Call us today to schedule your consultation for acne scarring.