Severe acne or plain old acne can behave like a hound dog, hot on the scent of your trail, sniffing and swirling and never ever going away. They just keep coming and coming and growing. Acne stinks…luckily for you, some savvy people in the medical industry have developed some handy dandy cures.
Here are a few top treatments for acne scarring:
Skin Needling for Acne Scars: This procedure will wear down your old scar tissue and remodel your skin with new collagen and elastin fibers. Skin Needling Treatments can take as little as 10-15 minutes to perform, and are relatively cost efficient and effective ways to heal your acne scars.
Chemical Peels: Chemical peels can cause your skin to exfoliate and produce new skin cells. You can choose different levels of peeling strengths, depending on the results that you desire. Chemical peels can also help to lighten any inflammatory pigmentation. The side effects are typically minimal, but people usually experience redness and tightness around the treated areas. The average cost is around $400, and can take an average of several weeks to monthsto heal.
Botox Treatments: Several elements can help create the size and depth of an acne scar, which are usually muscle strain and collagen loss. With collagen loss, a physician can inject cosmic fillers made with collagen or hyaluronic acid to fill the acne scar and blend it in with the rest of the skin. The average cost can vary from between $250-$2,000, and the healing procedure is typically a couple of days to a week.
Focal Acne Scar Treament: Doctors can use laser treatment to send heat into your dermis (the thick layer of living tissue beneath your epidermis that forms your true skin) this can stimulate new collagen which can fill in your scars. The procedure is 15 minutes, but since it is considered cosmetic, it is not covered by insurance. Patients would only need one treatment that costs around $2,500, and the healing process is about a week.
Dermabrasion: Dermabrasion removes your acne scars by removing the top layer of your skin and activating the cells underneath to produce new smooth skin. The average cost of dermabrasion is $1,500. Since it is considered a cosmetic surgery, it is generally not covered. Recovery and healing time depend on the size and depth of the area treated.
Written by: Preston Copeland